Thoits attorney Erin L. McDermit just returned from the 26th annual Northern California Human Resources Association annual conference in South San Francisco where thought leaders and experts led sessions on Global Employment Law Compliance, the Pitfalls of Document Retention Policies, Employment Leave in California: Navigating the Minefield, Wage and Hour Violations and Class Action lawsuits, Investigations and Workplace Violence, Implementing Ethics Programs, and 10 Ways to Make your Defense Attorney Cry.
In January of this year, Judge Shira Sheindlin of the Southern District of New York issued a decision reaffirming and expanding on crucial electronic discovery issues she highlighted six years earlier, in her groundbreaking “Zubulake” case. The new case, The Pension Committee of the University of Montreal Pension Plan v. Banc of America Sec., LLC ((2010) No. 05 Civ. 9016) provided Judge Sheindlin the opportunity to more fully examine the duties of parties to litigation to preserve information, and provide guidance on when sanctions should be imposed for misconduct during the discovery process.