New Complexities for California Employers in Managing Family/Sick Leave

Much like the Family Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) provides eligible employees the right to take up to twelve weeks of leave for qualifying purposes. California employers often find managing leaves especially challenging because of important differences between the two laws. Beginning January 1, 2023, those challenges will grow: newly-adopted AB […]

California Establishes Mandatory Bereavement Leave

The California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) provides eligible employees the right to take up to twelve weeks of leave for qualifying purposes, including to care for a family member. Effective January 1, California adds bereavement leave for the death of a family member to the many other leaves to which employees are entitled. AB 1949 […]

Waco IP Atty Calls Pilot License His ‘Secret Weapon’

By flying his Cessna 421 Golden Eagle to clients or courts, MWM’s David Henry said he’s been able to bolster his practice, attend depositions in different places back to back and fly directly into smaller towns like Marshall, Texas. On a personal level, having his own plane has given Henry the freedom to live wherever he wants and have more time with his family, he said.

Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) posts: More Efficient International Service of Process: To Hague, or not to Hague, that is the question

On Mar. 31, 2022, the Inter-American Federation of Lawyers a/k/a Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) posted the attached article by Shain Khoshbin, Carolyn Raines, and Aaron Dilbeck, More Efficient International Service of Process: To Hague, or not to Hague, that is the question. This article was also the March 2022 Featured Law Article by the State […]

Big Win for Munck Wilson Mandala Client; Final Judgment $48.2M for ams Sensors USA Inc.

Congratulations to Team TAOS!  Following the filing of Munck Wilson Mandala’s federal complaint 13.5 years ago, two 2-week jury trials, and one appeal to the CAFC, yesterday Judge Mazzant in the Eastern District of Texas issued a Final Judgment for $48.2 Million in favor of our client, ams Sensors USA Inc. f/k/a Texas Advanced Optoelectronic […]

Legal Briefs for Employers: Ban on Pre-Dispute Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

The U.S. House and Senate passed and President Biden will sign a law the bans employers from enforcing pre-dispute mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment and assault claims.  The employee retains the option to arbitrate, if that is desired, but cannot be prevented from having her or his day in court.  See https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/4445/text Closer to home, […]

Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce Lauren Mitchell as our newest litigation partner

Lauren Mitchell works in the complex litigation/dispute resolution group, focusing her practice on the resolution of employment disputes. She defends employers against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims in EEOC investigations through civil litigation and provides legal counsel in defending against Title VII, ADEA, FLSA, state labor code claims, and employment-related tort claims. Lauren frequently prosecutes […]

Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce Keith Harden as our newest Intellectual Property partner

Keith Harden is a member of the technology/intellectual property law group focusing his practice on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as representing clients in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Keith advises companies regarding IP identification, protection, and development. He frequently represents […]