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    Prominent Coachella Valley Law Firm Opens New Family Law Practice in Indian Wells

    Indian Wells, CA— December 19, 2019 — The law firm of Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy and Pinkney (SBEMP) announced an expansion into family law headed

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    Special Needs and Elder Law Update

    KNOW YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS Brief Overview of Special Education Law & the IEP Process by Peter Nolan Parents of children with disabilities between the ages

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    Valerie A. Powers Smith: Vision 2019

    Palm Springs Life Vision 2019 Valerie A. Powers Smith was recently featured in Palm Springs Life as a 2019 visionary. Watch the video below and

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    SBEMP WINS SIGNIFICANT RULING VOIDING HOA ELECTION

    A group of homeowners represented by SBEMP has prevailed on a Motion for Summary Adjudication against Morningside County Club (“Morningside”), a common-interest development in Rancho

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    NEW CASE ALERTS

    Sapp v. Rogers Cite as E068030 Filed June 11, 2019 California Court of Appeal, Fourth District Case Overview: Court removes trust administrator for delay and breach

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    DO EMPLOYERS HAVE TO PAY FOR COMMUTE TIME?

    Generally, an employee’s “ordinary commute”  to and from work is not compensable under California labor law. This is true even when the employee commutes in a vehicle that is owned,

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    DO YOUR ON-CALL PROCEDURES REQUIRE REPORTING TIME PAY?

    Many employers cover their staffing needs by having on-call shifts in which employees who are scheduled to be “on call” for particular shifts do not

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    CALIFORNIA CROWN ACT BANS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST HAIRSTYLES

    Under the Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (or CROWN) Act, California law now prohibits employers and educators from discriminating against individuals

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    Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney Llp Congratulates Lena Wade & Vee Sotelo On Becoming Partners Of The Firm

    Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP (SBEMP), the largest law firm based in the Coachella Valley, has formally announced attorneys Lena Wade and Vee

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    Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP Announces expansion with Opening of Indian Wells office

    Coachella Valley’s Largest Law Firm Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP (“SBEMP”), the Coachella Valley’s largest law firm and one of the largest and fastest

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