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New California Law Prohibits Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

December 27, 2019

Last October, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 51 into law, adding Labor Code section 432.6 into the Labor Code. This new section prohibits employers from requiring, as a condition of employment, that an applicant or employee agree to arbitrate claims brought specifically under California’s Labor Code or Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”).…

Mitigating the Risk of a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against a Medical Practice

October 1, 2019

San Diego Physician magazine, a publication of the San Diego County Medical Society, recently published an article authored by Founding Partner Jehan N. Jayakumar on steps medical practices can take to mitigate the risk of a sexual harassment lawsuit. The article discusses Business and Professions Code Section 726 and Business and Professions Code Section 729,…

Former USC Associate General Counsel Joins Carlson & Jayakumar LLP as Partner

June 26, 2019

Carlson & Jayakumar, LLP, a Southern California-based employment litigation and healthcare law firm, announced today that Lil G. Delcampo has joined the firm as Partner. “Lil’s extensive experience working with large healthcare organizations will be invaluable to our clients and our healthcare practice,” said Founding Partner, Keith W. Carlson. “We have worked closely with Lil…

Medscape publishes article co-authored by Founding Partner Keith W. Carlson and Senior Healthcare Attorney Kathy W. Nichols

March 22, 2019

Physicians and medical groups who mishandle a request for medical records or demands for overpayment run the risk of serious penalties. Medscape.com recently published an article co-authored by Founding Partner Keith W. Carlson and Senior Healthcare Attorney Kathy W. Nichols that provides 12 important tips for avoiding some of the common mistakes physicians and medical…

Senior Healthcare Attorney Kathy W. Nichols Elected to Chair of Healthcare Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association

February 28, 2019

Carlson & Jayakumar LLP, a Southern California-based law firm focused on employment litigation and healthcare law, announced today that Senior Healthcare Attorney, Kathy W. Nichols was elected Chair of the Healthcare Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA). “I am honored to be elected to chair the Healthcare Section of the OCBA,” said Nichols.…

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

February 4, 2019

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

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…

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