- Written by Rebecca Hause-Schultz
An already hot button issue was ignited this month as public outcry over the “zero tolerance” policy which lead to the separation of undocumented children and parents at the U.S. border gained massive media coverage and attention. The situation came to a boiling point this week, as Congress was called upon to solve the problem with immigration reform.
- Written by Bryan Ceglio
Earlier this month, the Fourth District Court of Appeal out of San Diego, California, released a decision which favors a longstanding plaintiffs’ argument regarding release waivers. California Civil Code Section 1542 prevents a party from inadvertently waiving unknown claims merely by signing a “general release.” However, employers will often include a provision in settlement agreements with which employees waive their “1542 rights” and by signing the settlement agreement, the plaintiff agrees that the settlement disposes of all known and unknown claims as way to keep former employees from bringing any lawsuits over any issue, with narrow exceptions, going forward.