California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing has a new chief. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Kevin Kish to be the new DFEH director. Kevin Kish is the Director of the Employment Rights Project at Bet Tzedek, a group that provides … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2014
Ron Koen died on Saturday. Mr. Koen was the band director at James Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas until he left teaching for a new career in 1980, right after my classmates and I graduated. When Mr. Koen decided … Continue reading
Texas has lots of lawyers who are flamboyant and get results or at least get results in the media. Racehorse Haynes is my favorite (successfully defended Cullen Davis and almost successfully defended Dr. John Hill who was murdered after his … Continue reading
The United States Supreme Court heard arguments in the Young v. UPS case on December 3, 2014. That’s the case dealing with the issue of whether or not the PDA requires an employer to provide the same accommodations to a … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting video in which a juror describes her experience serving on a jury.
On Friday, the California State Personnel Board issued a report on its special investigation of DFEH hiring practices from January 1, 2011 through January 23, 2014. The report documents “serious” violations in DFEH hiring practices which include: Failing to retain … Continue reading
While doing a little bit of legal research today, I came across the case Tex-Goober Company v. Los Angeles Nut House, Inc. Now that’s a case title that grabs my attention! Here’s the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ introduction to … Continue reading