April 24

B3SL Makes Statement with Holiday Card

B3SL Makes Statement with Holiday Card

Law firms, by their very nature, are a bastion of tradition. They conjure up images of wood-paneled offices, libraries stacked to the ceiling with precedent-packed tomes, and a calm, conservative tone in their communications.
Much of that tradition carries on at the law firm of Berman, Berman, Berman, Schneider & Lowary LLP (B3SL). But the firm also prides itself on being “surprisingly different,” breaking out of that traditional legal box in a wide variety of ways. In recent years, that’s involved being surprisingly different in the holiday cards it sends to clients and friends.

April 24

B3SL Booth a Popular Attraction at Annual Combined Claims Conference

B3SL Booth a Popular Attraction at Annual Combined Claims Conference

The Combined Claims Conference (CCC) has emerged as one of the largest and most diverse educational conferences in the industry. For 30 years now, it has brought together top claim professionals from insurance companies, brokerages and agencies – along with service providers – from throughout the Western U.S. The most recent edition of the conference took place March 6-7 in Anaheim, California, and Berman, Berman, Berman, Schneider & Lowary LLP (B3SL) — through a well-visited booth and its role as a Level 1 “Platinum” sponsor — was once again an active participant.

April 23

California Supreme Court Determines How to Compute Overtime When an Employee Earns a Flat Sum Bonus

California Supreme Court Determines How to Compute Overtime When an Employee Earns a Flat Sum Bonus

On March 5, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the method for calculating an employee’s overtime rate when an employee has earned a flat sum bonus during a single sum pay period. In Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California (2018) 4 Cal. 5th 542, the Supreme Court ruled that the value of the flat sum bonus is determined by dividing the amount of the bonus by the total number of non-overtime hours actually worked during the relevant pay period and using 1.5, not .5, as the multiplier for determining the employee’s overtime pay rate.

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