Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 12 noon - 1p.m.
This program offers 1 MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (Board), the federal agency that regulates collective-bargaining relationships between private sector employers and unions, has issued new guidance regarding a union’s Duty of Fair Representation toward its bargaining unit employees. This webinar will explain the Duty of Fair Representation (DFR) standard under the new NLRB guidance, what to expect if you are a party to an NLRB investigation based upon a DFR charge, and tips on how you can counsel and advise your union clients to be in compliance with the heightened NLRB scrutiny.
Moderator: Christy Kwon
Speakers: Monica Guizar and Latika Malkani
Dear Section Member,
I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce myself to you here (in addition to doing so in my column in this month’s Labor and Employment Law Review—which should hit your mailbox shortly!). I’m Ramit Mizrahi of Mizrahi Law in Pasadena. In my practice, I represent employees exclusively, focusing on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases. (You can learn more about me on my website.) This is my sixth year on the Section’s Executive Committee, and it is my honor to serve as Chair. I am proud of the work that we do, and invite you to enjoy all that our Section has to offer, including our Labor and Employment Law Review (six issues per year), frequent webinars, trainings for new lawyers (New Lawyers Conference in the Bay Area and Los Angeles in February 2019), Public Sector Conference (April 12, 2019 in Sacramento), Wage and Hour Conference (July 18, 2019 in Los Angeles), Annual Conference (July 19, 2019 in Los Angeles), and an Advanced Mediation Conference (November 2019 in Los Angeles).
The National Labor Relations Board has proposed a rule that “an employer may be considered a joint employer of a separate employer’s employees only if the two employers share or codetermine the employees’ essential terms and conditions of employment, such as hiring, firing, discipline, supervision, and direction.” The comment period ends December 13, 2018.
Additional information, including how to submit comments, can be found on the
The November issue of our Section’s Labor and Employment Law Review will feature an article on the 50th Anniversary of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act. Look for this article, as well as our regular case law updates from our outstanding columnists.
Submissions welcome! We encourage you to take a look at our Guidelines and Editorial Policy and to send us your well-researched articles for consideration.
Our Section published the two definitive treatises on California public sector labor and employment law:
We're delighted to announce that the Labor and Employment Law Section just launched our own pages on Facebook and Twitter. We're looking forward to interacting with a wider community and reaching out to people who are not currently members.
In addition, the Section has a presence on the LinkedIn group for The Sections and the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA).
We invite you to "Like" us and follow our "Tweets"!
Labor & Employment Law Section
The California Lawyers Association
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