No Take Backs: What Happens When an Employee Rescinds a Resignation?

By Mitchell Wrosch Ruth Featherstone, an at-will employee with Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG), took an approved medical leave to treat a sinus condition. Seven days after she returned to work, Featherstone called her supervisor and resigned. After the conversation, the supervisor e-mailed Featherstone to confirm her resignation in writing and the separation began…

Criminal Record Clear for a Civil Suit? Court of Appeal Says Think Again

Individuals who are criminally convicted of resisting arrest are typically barred from pursuing civil claims for excessive force unless they have their conviction overturned. However, what happens when that person has the conviction cleared from their record under Penal Code Section 1203.4, which allows judges to dismiss charges after the completion of probation? The Court…