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January 14th, 2015 - Kring & Chung, LLP is Proud to Announce Michael S. Schulze as New Associate Attorney
Michael S. Schulze joined the firm as a law clerk in January of 2014, and became an Associate in December, 2014. His practice areas include business litigation and construction. Mr. Schulze attended the California State University, Fullerton where he graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. In 2014, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School. To view Mr. Schulze’s full profile, click here.
We are pleased to announce that Allyson K. Thompson has been elevated to Partner in our Irvine, CA office effective January 1, 2015.
Since joining the firm in January 2005, Ms. Thompson’s practice focuses on labor and employment law as well as business litigation matters. She also provides training seminars on numerous employment matters including hiring practices, how to avoid wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, sexual harassment and discrimination. “Ms. Thompson fits our firm image perfectly,” said Kyle D. Kring. As the current President-Elect for the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, she is dedicated to promoting equality and social justice for all people.
Ms. Thompson received her bachelor’s from the University of Hawaii and her Juris Doctor from Lincoln Law School. To view Allyson K. Thompson’s profile click here.
Michelle Philo has been elected as the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Chair-Elect. The Young Lawyer’s Division represents over 800 of Orange County’s young lawyers with up to 5 years’ experience in the profession. When Philo rises to the position of Chair in 2016, she will serve as the voice of the Young Lawyer’s Division to the Orange County Bar Association’s Board of Directors.
Ms. Philo is an attorney in our Irvine, CA office. Her practice includes general civil litigation; business transactions, including formations, maintenance, mergers, dissolutions; estate planning and probate. Philo’s litigation cases have included partnership disputes, contract disputes, employment disputes, and personal injury cases. To view Philo’s full profile, click here.
Kring & Chung, LLP would like to welcome Melissa Bright to its Las Vegas, Nevada office. Bright graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she majored in criminal justice and minored in sociology. She received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2011 from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. Bright’s practice consists of employment law, personal injury and business litigation. To view Bright’s full profile, click here.
November 1, 2014 – November 14, 2014
In collaborative efforts with Families Forward, Kring & Chung will be preparing 20 food baskets for families to celebrate Thanksgiving. Each year, Families Forward holds a Thanksgiving-themed grocery distribution for local families in need. The weekend before Thanksgiving, local families come to Families Forward to receive all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings to cook a warm, holiday meal. While parents pick up their baskets, their children participate in fun-filled activities such as arts and crafts, and face painting.
Families Forward relies on the generous support from the local community to fill the needs of the families they serve during this busy time of year. Last year they provided 700 families with food needed to celebrate Thanksgiving. Click here (http://www.families-forward.org) for more information about Families Forward.
Items needed include: 20-$20 gift cards for turkey or produce; 40 boxes of stuffing; 40 jars of gravy; 40 cans of cranberry sauce; 40 boxes of muffin or corn bread mix; 40 cans of sweet potatoes or yams; 40 cans of soup (1 broth & 1 cream); 80 cans of vegetables; 60 cans of fruit; 40 cans of evaporated milk; 40 cans of pumpkin or other pie filling; and 20 boxed pie crust.
Items can be dropped off at our Irvine office located at 38 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606.
Please contact Michelle Bennett at email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.
Kring & Chung is reminding California employers with 50 or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to supervisors and managers every two years. Employers must provide training to all employees who have “supervisory authority,” which includes anyone who has independent authority to hire, transfer, demote, suspend, lay off, recall, discharge, assign, reward or discipline, or direct other employees. This could include employees that do not have a management title. New supervisors and managers must be trained within six months of being promoted to a supervisory position and, thereafter, every two years.
Kring & Chung provides this interactive AB 1825 (Cal. Gov. Code § 12950.1) compliance training at a very competitive rate and attorneys are available to conduct this training on-site.
If you have any questions or wish to schedule a training session contact Allyson Thompson, Esq.
Ms. Thompson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 261-7700.
On August 27, 2014, Kyle Kring and Laura Hess presented So You Received a Sexual Harassment Complaint, What Not to Do, a Trial Lawyer’s Perspective to approximately one hundred attendees of the 2014 California HR Conference which took place at the Anaheim Convention Center. “The attendees were savvy human resources professionals looking for more than just the basics on how to conduct sexual harassment investigations,” said Laura Hess. “We talked about what the HR staff can do at the investigation level that will really help the lawyers trying the case. Kyle and I have tried many sexual harassment cases, so we shared what juries care about and what they do not.” We would like to thank those that attended the informative workshop and look forward to speaking at the conference in the future.
Our employment law group represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including advising and counseling to prevent costly litigation. If you would like to view our presentation from the conference, please click here.
Kring & Chung would like to welcome Andrew Yun to the Irvine, CA office. Yun’s practice focuses mainly on business and transactional matters. Yun provides an extensive range of services to his business clients including drafting and negotiating nondisclosure agreements, operational agreements, employment and consulting agreements, distributorship and licensing contracts, commercial leases, and all forms of mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliance arrangements. After graduating from Loyola Law School, Yun became well-versed in bankruptcy law while working as an extern and clerk. To view Yun’s full profile, click here.
Congratulations to Managing Partners, Kyle D. Kring and Kenneth C. Chung, and Partner, Laura C. Hess, on being named “Top Attorneys” in Orange County for 2014. Kring was recognized for his work handling construction matters, while Chung and Hess were recognized for their work handling employment and management matters. OC Metro has partnered with AVVO.com to spotlight the leading attorneys in Orange County. This is the second consecutive year Kring has received this distinction and the third year for Chung and Hess. The full article can be seen in the September 2014 issue of the magazine, or at www.ocmetro.com.
Kring & Chung is pleased to announce that Grant Mullen has joined its Irvine, CA office. Mullen’s practice areas include business litigation, business transactions, construction, employment law, insurance, personal injury, products liability, real estate and trucking, crane & rigging. Mullen is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association of experienced trial attorneys and judges that requires members to be responsible for elevating the standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession. To view Mullen’s full profile, click here.