Nannina Angioni Offers Holiday Party Danger Zones for The Economist

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Labor & Employment Attorney and Kaedian LLP Partner Nannina Angioni provides the questions employers should be asking themselves in advance of the office holiday party in a conversation with Terri Williams, writing for The Economist blog.  These include: whether to  serve alcohol and whether to pay for employee ride shares home.  The full article can be found here.

Partner Kacey McBroom on Hate Crime in Scientific American


Kaedian LLP partner and criminal defense attorney Kacey McBroom speaks with Scientific American and addresses the importance of words and a visual record in differentiating hate crimes from regular crimes.  The full article can be found here.

Partner Nannina Angioni Digs into Workplace Political Chatter for the AP

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Kaedian LLP Labor and Employment Partner Nannina Angioni is once again interviewed, this time by the Associated Press, on the issue of how to manage political chatter at work during such a contentious election.  In addressing how to gauge when an employee or manager has crossed the line, she says: “Employees are not allowed to engage in conduct that negatively affects their co-workers’ work environment.” – Click here for the full article.  

Partner Nannina Angioni Tackles Equal Pay With

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Partner Nannina Angioni was interviewed for a recent article discussing how California’s Equal Pay Act would play out in the rest of the country and impact salary negotiations. 

“The California law forces companies to look at how they are setting pay, day in and day out,” says Angioni. “These laws require employers to implement objective criteria to calculate salaries, which ultimately means there’s a greater focus on the position and duties than on the candidate, to ensure there’s a non-gender-based explanation for disparities.”

The complete article can be found here

Partner Nannina Angioni Talks Telework with SHRM

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In a recent August article for SHRM, Labor and Employment Partner Nannina Angioni talks practical approaches to telework for employers.  Find the complete article with her insights here.  

Partner Kacey McBroom Tackles Common Scams in U.S. News & World Report

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Criminal Defense Attorney and Kaedian LLP Partner Kacey McBroom spoke with U.S. News & World Report about the tactics often used by scam artists to get personal information for criminal purposes from unsuspecting targets.  Trust and reputation seem to be the driving factors in many instances.  For the complete article, click here

CASES TO WATCH: Inventory Searches Provide Police Avenue to Skirt Search Protocol

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Criminal Defense Attorney and Kaedian LLP Partner Kacey McBroom points to a ruling this week in a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case, United States v. Torres, that gives police even broader discretion in searching vehicles.  Claiming they are conducting “inventory searches” – searches meant to protect or otherwise safeguards belongings in a vehicle – was found to be a permissible reason to search a car that does not otherwise meet the requirements for such searches under the 4th amendment.  The case, says McBroom, sets a slippery slope precedent for police claiming some form of public good to circumvent otherwise well-established privacy rights.  The full opinion can be found here.  

Partner Nannina Angioni Talks to The Hill About Roger Ailes Harassment Suit

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Addressing some key issues surrounding the impact of character and speech outside of a sexual harassment lawsuit,  Partner Nannina Angioni is interviewed for the Hill on the most recent allegations levied at Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes.  The full article can be found here

Partner Nannina Angioni Addresses How Established Employers Can Keep Up with Startups For

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Partner Nannina Angioni was recently interviewed by on the ways in which larger, more traditional employers can institute policies and practices that match the appeal of smaller, more nimble shops.  The bottom line: flexibility and progressive approaches.  The full article can be found here.  

Partner Nannina Angioni Talks Politics at Work With French Newspaper Le Monde

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Partner Nannina Angioni shared her advice for employers during this heated election season with French newspaper Le Monde for an article covering how American companies are approaching the hot contest from a human resources perspective.  Her observations, translated, below and the link to the full article, in French, here.  

Title: Speaking About Politics Yes, But Outside The Office
The right of political expression is protected by law.  So says Nannina Angioni, of the law office Kaedian in Los Angeles, to her business clients.  As elections approach, business owners have asked her more and more about what the right approach to this issue is.  “These conversations can heat up quickly,” she says. “Sometimes, you can’t escape it.  Don’t make a personal affair of it, don’t attack your clients.” advises the labor and employment attorney.  And better yet, she reminds employers: “Refresh your internal policies so that sources of conflict are addressed and share these with your supervisors, as they are on the front lines and best placed to act quickly and stop a discussion before it becomes really sensitive.” 
Of course, Facebook and Instagram have extended the breadth of what is possible [in the area of political speech]. “If you post on Facebook at night, from your own home, your employer should not intervene,” reassures Ms. Angioni.  However, “if you do this at work, you do risk having repercussions.”