Heather Wallace

Heather Wallace
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Heather Wallace has been CalChamber associate general counsel since November 2011. She is a seasoned litigator with experience on employment law, health care, intellectual property and more. She came to the CalChamber from the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB), where she was senior staff counsel, providing legal advice on the Healthy Families Program, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan and the Major Risk Medical Insurance Program. She holds a B.A. in history from the University of New Orleans and earned her J.D. with honors from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she was technical editor of the Computer and High Technology Law Journal. See full bio.

State Supreme Court Ruling Protects Employers, Preserves Workers’ Comp Exclusivity

The California State Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of employers finding that an employee’s tort claims against a doctor who reviewed workers’ compensation...

U.S. High Court Shuts Down Expanded State Jurisdiction

In a decision released last week, the U.S. Supreme Court has limited one potential source of unexpected litigation for companies that do business in...

Workers’ Comp Ruling Reaffirms 2004 Reforms

Genetic Causes May Be Apportioned A recent decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal helps define how factors outside the workplace are to be...

CalChamber Defends Arbitration; Seeks High Court Review of Key Case

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that threatens to disrupt existing arbitration agreements and erode...

Effort Asks U.S. High Court to Reverse Expansion of State Jurisdiction in Lawsuits

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined an effort to shut down unexpected litigation for companies that do business in California. The CalChamber has joined...

CalChamber, U.S. Chamber Urge Appeals Court to Review Wage Statement Questions

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in urging the Fourth Appellate District Court to review a case involving...

CalChamber in Court: Protecting Workers’ Comp Independent Medical Review

Oral arguments have been set in a workers’ compensation case that deals with the constitutionality of the independent medical reviews (IMR) that were part...

Workers’ Comp Case Attacks Basic Premise of System, Opens Door to Broader Liability

The California Chamber of Commerce recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a California Supreme Court case that will determine whether doctors who review workers’...

More Timekeeping Guidance from Court on Standards for Rounding Entries

An appellate court decision that further clarifies the ability of California employers to round employee timecard entries has been published at the request of...

State High Court Leaves Intact Decision Reversing Landmark Teacher Tenure Ruling

The California Supreme Court last week declined to review a decision by the Second District Court of Appeals overturning a landmark lower court ruling...

Court Sides with Employer in Workers’ Comp Case

A state appeals court has ruled that a worker’s claim of a psychiatric injury did not meet the tests to qualify for workers’ compensation...

Oral Arguments Today in Landmark Education Case

A three-judge panel at the Second District Court of Appeal today will hear arguments in the landmark teacher tenure case, Vergara v. California. The California...

CalChamber Files Brief on Meal Breaks During 12-Hour Shifts

The California Chamber of Commerce has added its arguments in a case that may help clarify meal and rest period requirements for health care...

On-Call Rest Periods Are Lawful, Appellate Court Rules

In a victory for California businesses, the 2nd District Court of Appeal has ruled in an unpublished opinion that on-call rest periods are lawful. 2nd...

CalChamber in Court: State High Court Decisions: One Victory, One Mixed​​​​​​​​​

One decision issued by the California Supreme Court this week marked a victory for the business perspective on defibrillators, while the second was a...

CalChamber Files Friend-of-Court Briefs to Defend Workers’ Compensation Reforms

The California Chamber of Commerce is defending major provisions of workers’ compensation reform legislation and working to ensure fairness in friend-of-the-court briefs filed...