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Jessica Riggin to Moderate Keynote Address and Judges’ Panel at Inaugural Litigation Summit

The State Bar of California’s Litigation Section will hold its full-day Inaugural Litigation Summit on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Marriott Union Square in San Francisco.  Jessica Riggin and Litigation Section Chair Megan Rowe will moderate the Keynote Address with Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye, and Jessica Riggin and Terrance Evans will moderate… read more

Jessica Riggin to Speak on Settling Wage and Hour Claims

Jessica Riggin and Kevin Young of Seyfarth Shaw will present a CLE webinar entitled “Settling Wage/Hour Claims: Weighing Settlement Options, Negotiating Damages, and Ensuring Court Approval” at 10am PST/1pm EST on Thursday, September 14.  This webinar will provide guidance to employment litigators on both sides of the aisle for evaluating whether, when and how to… read more

Jessica Riggin to Speak at Girls in Tech Event “Know Your Rights in the Workplace”

Despite priding itself on liberal, progressive values, Silicon Valley and the Bay Area tech scene still have much work to do in the area of gender equity. As more women publicly share their experiences with confronting gender-based workplace issues, including pay inequity, sexual harassment, and discrimination, it is more apparent than ever that these problems… read more

Rukin Hyland Attorneys Selected to 2017 Northern California Super Lawyer Lists

Rukin Hyland is proud to announce that four of its attorneys were selected to 2017 Northern California Super Lawyer lists. Peter Rukin, John Hyland, and Stephanie Doria Wiley were selected for the 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list, and Jessica Riggin was selected for the 2017 Northern California Rising Stars list.  In addition, Stephanie and Jessica were named to the… read more

Peter Rukin to Speak at CLE Event “Getting to Yes and Beyond: Best Practices In Settling Employment Claims”

On Thursday, June 22nd Peter Rukin will join John Kloosterman (Littler Mendleson LLP) to discuss the practical aspects of settling employment claims, from the initial demand letter to the final settlement. They will share their thoughts on the best and worst practices in: drafting and responding to demands, engaging in discussions between counsel, informal settlement resolution,… read more

Jessica Riggin to Speak on Know Your Rights Panel: Women in the Workplace

Spend International Women’s Day with a plaintiffs’ attorney, management attorney, and in-house employment law attorney who will discuss the latest hot topics in employment law that primarily affect women in the workplace. Topics include; the new California Fair Pay Act, which strengthens the state’s existing equal pay laws, sexual harassment, and issues surrounding pregnancy discrimination… read more

John Hyland to Speak on The Employment Relationship: Knowing What, How, and When to Document

From start to finish, the employment relationship can generate a substantial number of documents. Whether complying with a law that requires specific documentation, recording certain information a business needs to effectively operate, or adhering to best practices that can prevent problems and reduce risks, documenting the employment relationship has grown increasingly challenging in a world of increased legislation and litigation. Getting it wrong can prove costly…. read more

Treatise Co-Authored by John Hyland Awarded Best Publication in 2015 by ACLEA

The Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) publication Employee Leave Laws: Compliance and Litigation, co-authored by John F. Hyland, has been awarded the 2015 Award of Professional Excellence in the Publications category by ACLEA, the Association for Continuing Legal Education. The ACLEA Best Awards are awarded annually in recognition of the contributions of its professional… read more

Rukin Hyland Attorneys Selected to 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer Lists

Rukin Hyland is proud to announce that five of its attorneys were selected to 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer lists. Peter Rukin, John Hyland, and Stephanie Doria Wiley were selected for the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list, and Jessica Riggin was selected for the 2016 Northern California Rising Stars list.  In additional, Stephanie and… read more

Rukin Hyland Class Action Case Featured in the New York Times

The New York Times reported on a lawsuit we have been prosecuting against SCI (the largest funeral home company in America) and the Santa Clara County Coroner’s office on behalf of drivers who transport the deceased, including homicide victims, auto accident fatalities, and the Silicon Valley elite. Our clients contend that they and other drivers… read more

Jessica Riggin to Present on Fair Pay Act CLE on September 14, 2016

Jessica Riggin will be speaking as part of the panel, along with Davina Amiri (moderator, Davina Amiri Law), Babak Yousefzadeh (Sheppard Mullin), and Dena Harandi (Carothers DiSante and Freudenberger LLP), entitled “Closing the Gender Wage Gap? What You Should Know About California’s Fair Pay Act” on September 14, 2016 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  The CLE,… read more

Valerie Brender to Present on “Who is an Employer in the Gig Economy?”

Valerie Brender will speak on a panel presented by the Barristers Club and Labor & Employment Section of the Barristers Club entitled, “Who is an Employer in the Gig Economy?: An analysis of the modern workplace and related developments in employment law.” Valerie and her co-panelist, Marie Jonas from Folger Levin, will discuss the following… read more

Peter Rukin to Present on Class Arbitration

On November 19, 2016, Peter will discuss the future of class employment arbitration following the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Morris v. Ernst & Young.  The CLE is sponsored by the California Employment Lawyers Association.

John Hyland to Present at the CEB’S presentation of “Employment Law Practice: 2016 Year in Review”

On January 27, 2017, John will speak as part of a 3-person panel presented by the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). He will be discussing the most significant legal developments in the employment law arena in 2016. The event will take place at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco – Union Square. To attend this event, please… read more

John Hyland to Present at the 18th Annual Institute on Privacy & Data Security Law

Join John and the Practicing Law Institute on May 8, 2017 in San Francsico, where he will speak on the topic of Balancing Employee Privacy and Sound Company Management. For more information and to register, visit their website.

John Hyland to Give a Presentation on Documenting the Employment Relationship for the Marin Employer Advisory Council

John will be presenting on July 19, 2017 in San Rafael, California for the Marin Employer Advisory Council on Documenting the Employment Relationship. For more information, please visit their website.

Join Peter Rukin at the BASF’s Yosemite Conference

On January 27, 2017, Peter will moderate a discussion entitled Vanquishing the Wage Gap: Will the California Fair Pay Act Usher in a New Era of Pay Equity? as part of The Labor and Employment Law Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Yosemite Conference.  The panel includes Lori Andrus of Andrus Anderson, Mariko Yoshihara, Legislative Director… read more

Valerie Brender to Speak at NELA Event: “Litigating Wage & Hour Cases: Challenges & Opportunities”

Valerie Brender will speak on a panel presented by the National Employment Lawyers Association entitled “The Nuts & Bolts Of A Wage & Hour Case From Intake To Resolution” with co-panelist Lesley M. Tse, on March 31, 2017, from 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The panel will discuss the challenges of case preparation and execution. Topics… read more

Join Peter Rukin as he speaks at the ACBA’s Event: Getting to Yes and Beyond-Best Practices in Settling Employment Claims

Peter Rukin will speak on a panel event entitled “Getting to Yes and Beyond: Best Practices in Settling Employment Claims”, sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association on March 29th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. He will discuss the practical aspects of settling employment claims and best practices throughout the life of a case. He… read more

Jessica Riggin to Speak at the 13th Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar

Jessica Riggin will speak at the 13th Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar hosted by the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) on Friday May 12th from 3:30 pm-4:45 pm. She will be joining co-panelists Leonard Sansanowicz (Feldman Browne Olivares) and Kevin Barnes (Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes) in a discussion about best practices throughout… read more

John Hyland to Present CEB Seminar: “The Fundamentals of PAGA Claims”

Join John Hyland on Thursday, July 13, from noon to 1:30 for a guided seminar on the fundamentals of the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA), hosted by CEB. Description: With the ever-increasing popularity of arbitration provisions in employment contracts, the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) has emerged as a critical tool… read more