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Court Affirms Tip Pooling Policy As Long As Recipients Are Not Management Level

Employment Law SupplementIn a recent decision by the Sixth Appellate District of California, the court upheld a casino’s tip-pooling arrangement with card dealers who work at the casino. In Avidor v. Sutter’s Place, Inc. (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 23, 2013), a class of current and former card dealers sued Sutter’s Place (doing business as Bay 101) claiming that the casino’s policy compelling them to participate in a tip-pooling arrangement violated California Labor Code section 351.

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California Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Standard for Defending FEHA Claims

Employers can finally exhale a small sigh of relief. On February 7, the California Supreme Court decided the issue of whether the “mixed-motive” defense applies to employment discrimination claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

PROFILE: Spencer C. Skeen

Employment Law Supplement

Spencer C. Skeen devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of companies and management in a wide range of labor and employment disputes, including class actions, wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, disability access, noncompete, and trade secret disputes

Brinker was Helpful, but There are Still Many Legal Issues for Business Owners to Mind

The California Supreme Court issued a watershed wage and hour decision in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court last July. In its decision, the Brinker Court resolved uncertainty regarding the limits, if any, of an employer’s responsibility for the mandatory meal and rest periods for hourly employees.

About Alexis Gutierrez

Employment Law Supplement

The California Supreme Court issued a watershed wage and hour decision in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court last July. In its decision, the Brinker Court resolved uncertainty regarding the limits, if any, of an employer’s responsibility for the mandatory meal and rest periods for hourly employees.

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Musical Premiere Continues Old Globe Tradition

Arts & Entertainment Supplement

Former Old Globe Co-Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak returns to direct A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; a new musical premiering at The Old Globe. When Monty Navarro, the black sheep of the D’Ysquith family, finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other eight heirs standing in his way – all played by Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife).

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San Diego Symphony: From New York City to Shanghai, Beijing and Beyond

Arts & Entertainment Supplement

The San Diego Symphony is about to make history. The dates are set. The plans are in motion.

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Internationally-Renowned San Diego Opera Offers World-Class Productions and Local Community Commitment

Arts & Entertainment Supplement

San Diego Opera is one of the top ten opera companies in the United States and a respected member of the international opera community. San Diego Opera produces performances of the highest artistic quality featuring

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San Diego’s Hidden Economic Engine

Arts & Entertainment Supplement

We have been compared to the Smithsonian. We give Broadway a run for its money at Tony Award time. We lure top musical talent from the San Diego Symphony’s Jahja Ling to opera’s grand diva Beverly Sills with her farewell performance. And, we create world-class exhibitions that reach a global audience and inspire people in cities from Berlin to Sidney. San Diego has emerged as one of the most dynamic, culturally-rich regions in the country, supporting a thriving industry of arts, culture and entertainment that has become a source of jobs, revenue, and opportunities for economic growth.

La Jolla Playhouse Offers Fertile Ground For Artists And New Work

Arts & Entertainment Supplement

Spring is a very fertile time at La Jolla Playhouse. Known for its innovative and adventurous programming, the prestigious theater continues that trend with a new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, running through March 3. The series offers audiences the chance to see the birth of a new work while giving playwrights and directors the opportunity to develop a script by providing rehearsal time, space and resources, culminating in a workshop production or public reading.

Q & A

Advertorial: Technology Driving Business Series I Supplement

This is the first issue in an insightful new series from the San Diego Business Journal that features advice and commentary from regional experts on various aspects of technology and its applications in our new digitally-driven business world.

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What are some common tax related risks and opportunities facing privately held business today?

ADVERTORIAL: Accounting/Tax Law Roundtable Supplement

Not keeping up with tax compliance can be devastating. With an arsenal of weapons to enforce compliance

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Do you anticipate a 2013 budget deal will include an investment tax credit for capitalized acquisitions? What advice do you have for businesses making capital purchases in the coming year?

ADVERTORIAL: Accounting/Tax Law Roundtable Supplement

The investment tax credits have been limited mainly to alternative energy credits since 1986.

Are California’s tax laws anti-competitive? Do they drive away business?

ADVERTORIAL: Accounting/Tax Law Roundtable Supplement

California is a wonderful place to live and work – our geography is beautiful, we have a desirable climate, and the state is resource rich.

Setting His Sights on Advocating for Gang Victims

ADVERTORIAL: Education and Training Supplement

If you consider the statistics, Agustín Peña probably should have ended up on a different side of the law than he has.