Sean Paisan maintains a broad employment practice, including data privacy, trade secrets, and workplace safety and health. He has extensive litigation experience, working for both the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office, before moving into private practice. He has first chaired numerous trials in federal and state court, administrative law trials, and binding arbitrations. In addition to general employment matters, one of his specialties is assisting employers with workplace crises such as data breaches or workplace safety matters. Drawing on his years of experience in civil, criminal, commercial, and construction law, Sean’s unique skillset allows him to anticipate and proactively manage issues, rather than simply reacting to requests and inquiries by investigating agencies such as law enforcement, OSHA, Cal/OSHA, Bureau of Investigations (BOI), FAA, NTSB, as well as opposing counsel in litigation matters. Additionally, Sean assists employers with Unfair Competition, False Advertising, Trade Secret, and Whistleblower matters, and has successfully tried cases in the federal court involving the Lanham Act, Defend Trade Secret Act, and AIR21. In addition to his litigation experience, Sean is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and assists employers with data privacy issues, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Paisan earned his degree in Accounting from USC’s Marshall School of Business and worked in the construction industry, helping construct Disney’s California Adventure.
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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released guidance for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov). OSHA notes that measures for protecting works depends on the “the type of work being performed and exposure risk, including potential for interaction with infectious people and contamination of the work environment.”
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has released Interim Guidance for Protecting Health Care Workers from Exposure to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This guidance pertains to “health care facilities, laboratories, public health services, police services and other locations where employees are reasonably anticipated to be exposed to confirmed or suspected cases of aerosol transmissible diseases.”
Coronavirus strain 2019-nCoV has reached the United States.
On October 11, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 25, which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). AB 25 seeks to ease the pain for employers struggling to comply with the CCPA, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
On July 9, 2019, the California Senate Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill 25 (AB 25), but only after certain changes were made to quell opposition to the bill by labor groups. The bill was originally drafted to exclude employees and job applicants from the definition of “consumer” under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).
On May 29, 2019, the California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 25. The bill now moves to the state senate for a vote.