Year: 2015

Contraception Before the Supreme Court . . . Again!

The Supreme Court recently agreed to hear yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage rule, this time from religiously-affiliated non-profit organizations who argue that even the Obama administration’s accommodation for religious institutions infringes on their religious freedom. Under the accommodation, religious non-profits can opt out of providing contraceptive coverage to their employees by simply signing a two-page form stating…

read more

David Sanford, Chairman Of Sanford Heisler, LLP, Inducted Into National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers Hall Of Fame

Posted December 9th, 2015. David Sanford, Chairman, Sanford Heisler, LLP, accepts award for induction into the National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame. Plaza Hotel, December 9, 2015, New York City. NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — David Sanford, Chairman of Sanford Heisler, LLP, was inducted into The National Law Journal’s (NLJ) Elite Trial Lawyers Hall of…

read more

Turn on, Tune In, Opt Out: How Workers Can Resist Unfair Arbitration Agreements

Arbitration agreements are quickly becoming employers’ best and most common defense against class action lawsuits by their employees. As discussed in the recent New York Times article “Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice,” in addition to depriving employees of the opportunity to have their claims heard in court, arbitration agreements often waive employees’ right to participate in class actions, a crucial…

read more

“Master of None” and the Freedom to Be Average

Racial disparities on television are nothing new. When I was a child in the late 1980s, I remember having an internal struggle about whether my career of choice would be professional athlete or superhero. I also remember coming to the conclusion that because no superheroes had brown skin, that professional athlete would be the more “realistic” option. Since I wasn’t actually…

read more

Marco Rubio and Employer’s Credit Cards

National media, including the New York Times, have been reporting recently that Senator Marco Rubio used a Republican Party credit card for personal items, such as the purchase of paving stones at his home, travel for a family reunion, flights, and even groceries. According to the Times, Senator Rubio has admitted spending more than $16,000 on personal expenses using the…

read more

At Republican Debates, Little Substance on Issues Facing Working Women

Last night’s GOP debate focused on economics, and I was watching to see if a single Republican candidate – really, anyone – would have anything to say about the challenges facing working women. Marco Rubio stood out as the only one. When asked whether his plan to expand child tax credits was just “another expensive entitlement program,” Rubio talked about…

read more

Q&A with Katie Lamm

Before my friend Katie Lamm was a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice, we worked in adjoining offices at Sanford Heisler.  I miss working with her and was excited to learn more about her current work.  Katie works in the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices in the Civil Rights Division.  Seriously – I’m suspicious all that…

read more

Oh, Canada!

The most remarkable thing about the make-up of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is the attention its gender equity has garnered.  Trudeau’s appointment of women to 15 of 30 seats is blowing up my social media.  His response as to why he did it has practically positioned him the new Feminist Ryan Gosling. But—as Trudeau’s brilliantly nonchalant shrug so…

read more

U.S. News-Best Lawyer Names Sanford Heisler Kimpel 2016 Tier 1 Firm in Employment Law for San Francisco Metropolitan Area

Posted November 2nd, 2015. Firm Earns Recognition in Three Metro Areas and Four Practices Coast to Coast For more information, contact Jamie Moss, newsPRos, , [email protected] November 2, 2013, United States – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers today announced Sanford Heisler Kimpel LLP’s Employment Practice earned a Tier 1 ranking in metropolitan San Francisco for 2016. Three other practices of the firm…

read more