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Robert Escalante

Robert Escalante is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. Robert's practice covers a wide range of matters in state and federal court, including employment and consumer class actions, securities litigation, and single-plaintiff contract disputes.

Robert represents clients from a variety of industries, including finance, energy, medical care, community service, and entertainment. Robert has also successfully represented clients in matters involving constitutional and immigration issues in federal and administrative proceedings.

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Court of Appeal Rules That California Law Applies to Delaware Corporation’s CEO’s Wrongful Termination Claim

On May 23, 2012, the California Court of Appeal addressed a question of first impression: Does California law govern a corporate officer’s claim against an out-of-state corporation for  constructive wrongful termination in violation of public policy? The appellate court answered in the affirmative, thus limiting the application of the so-called “internal affairs doctrine.” Lidow v. … Continue Reading

House Passes Appropriation Bill That Limits EEOC’s Implementation of Stringent Enforcement Guidelines Regarding Criminal Screening Policies

 The EEOC’s recent enforcement guidance regarding employers’ use of criminal histories in employment decisions (the “Guidance”) appears to have one more foe: the U.S. House of Representatives. On May 10, 2012, the House passed an appropriation bill that would prohibit the use of EEOC funds for implementing, administering, or enforcing the Guidance. This prohibition echoes … Continue Reading

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