GICCB https://giccb.com Experienced Trial Attorneys Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:47:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law https://giccb.com/oaklands-new-paid-sick-leave-law/ https://giccb.com/oaklands-new-paid-sick-leave-law/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:56:46 +0000 https://giccb.com/?p=5421 As of March 2, 2015, all Oakland employees are entitled to paid sick leave.   The November, 2014 ballot initiative titled “Measure FF” was overwhelmingly approved by Oakland voters. The initiative also included a new minimum wage of $12.25 per hour and requires that hospitality workers be paid the entirety of any service charges that are […]

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When Does the Amazon Way Become Employment Discrimination? https://giccb.com/amazon-way-employment-discrimination/ https://giccb.com/amazon-way-employment-discrimination/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:15:53 +0000 https://giccb.com/?p=5414 The New York Times recently reported on the intensely competitive environment for employees at Amazon.com. The article noted incidents of sabotage and forced resignation for employees who faced medical problems, pregnancies or needed to take family leave. Such conduct percolates in highly competitive work environments like Amazon, and should lead us all to question the […]

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Do I Have an Employment Discrimination or Retaliation Case Against My Employer? https://giccb.com/do-i-have-an-employment-discrimination-or-retaliation-case-against-my-employer/ https://giccb.com/do-i-have-an-employment-discrimination-or-retaliation-case-against-my-employer/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:04:13 +0000 https://giccb.com/?p=5147 One of the most devastating things that can happen in a person’s life is being terminated from a job. When the termination is unfair or unwarranted it can have particularly detrimental effects. But how do you know when an unfair termination is actually illegal and constitutes employment discrimination or retaliation? Most people know the terms […]

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Gary Gwilliam Selected National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015 https://giccb.com/gary-gwilliam-selected-national-association-of-distinguished-counsel-2015/ https://giccb.com/gary-gwilliam-selected-national-association-of-distinguished-counsel-2015/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 21:41:35 +0000 https://giccb.com/?p=4868 “Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”—National Association of Distinguished Counsel Gary Gwilliam, Founding Principal of Oakland, California law firm Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli, & Brewer, has been selected for membership to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent […]

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Idiot Grins Release New Album: Big Man https://giccb.com/idiot-grins-release-new-album-big-man/ https://giccb.com/idiot-grins-release-new-album-big-man/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 18:34:45 +0000 https://giccb.com/?p=4709 When you meet Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer’s Randy Strauss the first thing you think of is a passionate, diligent, talented plaintiffs’ attorney who has great respect for the law and his clients. Like many professionals working on analytical and logic-based tasks throughout their days, there is a creative side of life away from […]

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San Francisco Pays $725,000 Settlement in Whistleblower Retaliation Case Against Chief Suhr https://giccb.com/san-francisco-pays-725000-settlement-in-whistleblower-retaliation-case-against-chief-suhr/ https://giccb.com/san-francisco-pays-725000-settlement-in-whistleblower-retaliation-case-against-chief-suhr/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:43:13 +0000 https://giccb.com/?p=4694 “After a long and hard-fought struggle, she’s finally achieved resolution of her case, and she’s pleased with the results”– Randy Strauss Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer attorney In a resounding victory, our client Kelly O’Haire’s case settled for $725,000 just as jury selection was about to begin in her trial for whistleblower retaliation against […]

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Whistleblower Retaliation Trial Against SFPD Chief Greg Suhr https://giccb.com/whistleblower-retaliation-trial-against-sfpd-chief-greg-suhr/ https://giccb.com/whistleblower-retaliation-trial-against-sfpd-chief-greg-suhr/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:32:33 +0000 https://giccb.com/?p=4671 We are pleased and grateful to the San Francisco Examiner, and writer Jonah Owen Lamb, for their fine piece “Suit claims Suhr fired lawyer in retaliation for investigation” documenting our client whistleblower Kelly O’Haire’s case against San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and the City of San Francisco. Kelly O’Haire was a former internal affairs […]

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How Do I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney? https://giccb.com/how-do-i-hire-a-personal-injury-attorney/ https://giccb.com/how-do-i-hire-a-personal-injury-attorney/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:36:21 +0000 https://giccb.com/?p=4641 One of the most important services you may need to utilize in your lifetime is that of an attorney and law firm. Although American consumers spend countless hours researching companies, researching consumer reviews, and comparing prices for services or goods, most consumers don’t understand what to look for when hiring an attorney or law firm. […]

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Pedestrian Injury and Fatality Accidents Remain High in California https://giccb.com/pedestrian-injury-and-fatality-accidents-remain-high-in-california/ https://giccb.com/pedestrian-injury-and-fatality-accidents-remain-high-in-california/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 20:24:54 +0000 https://giccb.com/?p=4542 Because Californians continue to embrace healthier lifestyle activities including walking, running, and bicycle riding, the danger of injuries and fatalities for these pedestrians and riders remains high every year on our roadways. The problem is not simply the addition of a greater number of people utilizing our streets and boulevards. In order to reduce and […]

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Lawrence Livermore Lab Trial Continued for Mediation https://giccb.com/lawrence-livermore-lab-trial-continued-mediation/ https://giccb.com/lawrence-livermore-lab-trial-continued-mediation/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:05:15 +0000 https://giccb.com/?p=4439 After six years of litigation in our case, Andrews v. Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC, Judge Robert B. Freedman, of the Alameda County Superior Court, has continued the case to provide time for the parties to explore a possible solution through mediation. In an order issued on January 20, 2015, Judge Freedman confirmed the parties’ […]

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