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Founding Partner Jehan N. Jayakumar selected to Southern California Super Lawyers List

February 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Founding Partner Jehan N. Jayakumar selected to Southern California Super Lawyers List

Carlson & Jayakumar LLP, a leading Southern California-based law firm focused on employment litigation and healthcare law, announced today that founding partner, Jehan N. Jayakumar was selected to the 2019 list of Southern California Super Lawyers. Jayakumar was previously selected to Super Lawyers’ Southern California Rising Stars list.  “I am honored to be included in…

Licensing Ramifications After Drug Diversion Programs

January 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Licensing Ramifications After Drug Diversion Programs

California’s drug diversion program allows first-time offenders to avoid a criminal record if they complete program requirements. But if that person is a licensed healthcare provider, their ordeal does not end there. Recently, a California appellate court ruled that licensing boards can now incorporate evidence from a criminal drug investigation to discipline licensees, even after…

Medscape Publishes Article Co-Authored by Founding Partner Jehan N. Jayakumar and Associate Attorney Matthew M. Stokke

January 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Medscape Publishes Article Co-Authored by Founding Partner Jehan N. Jayakumar and Associate Attorney Matthew M. Stokke

California medical groups face increased risks when classifying physicians as independent contractors. The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court decision  created a new legal test for determining whether licensed providers should be paid as independent contractors or employees. Many medical groups fail to consult with their legal counsel to ensure that they…

Is This the Beginning of the End For Non-Solicitation Agreements in California?

November 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Is This the Beginning of the End For Non-Solicitation Agreements in California?

California employers often require employees to execute non-solicitation agreements with the goal of preventing former employees from poaching their employees.  In a recent decision, the Fourth District Court of Appeals of California called into question the validity of such non-solicitation agreements.  At the heart of the case is Business and Professions Code section 16600, which…

24-Hour Residential Care Facility Not Required to Permit Employees to Decline On-Duty Meal Periods

March 1, 2016 |

Plaintiff Yvonne Palacio (“Palacio”) sued her former employer, Jan & Gail’s Care Homes, Inc., alleging that Care Homes violated wage and hour laws by not informing its employees that they had a right to revoke their on-duty meal period agreements.  Palacio sought class certification to include 102 current and former employees in the lawsuit.  The…

Medical Board Issues Updated Public Disciplinary Information Law

August 19, 2015 |

On July 1, a new California law changed the Medical Board of California’s guidelines for posting physicians and surgeons’ disciplinary information to the public. Last August, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1886, which requires the Board to post the most serious disciplinary information, including enforcement actions, disciplinary actions, civil judgments, arbitration awards, and certain…

Department of Labor: Most Workers Qualify as Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

August 10, 2015 |

On July 15, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance aimed at curbing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, saying that most workers qualify as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and stressing the statute’s expansive definition of employment. In the DOL’s first “administrator’s interpretation” of 2015, Wage and Hour…

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