Dear Labor & Employment Law Section Members,
Happy New Year! I hope that you had a restful end-of-year and that your 2019 is off to a good start. Keep an eye out for the latest issue of the California Labor and Employment Law Review, which should hit your mailboxes in the next week or two. It’s jam-packed with quality content (see below), and my January column will discuss my heroes and this year’s resolutions.
Also, 2019 State Bar dues statements are out. For those who haven’t already, I’d like to remind you to renew your membership in the Labor & Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. Renewal is easy; it is a box you can check off in your 2019 State Bar dues statement. If you have not received your dues statement, you may be part of a law firm, organization, or agency now receiving and paying their attorneys’ State Bar dues through on line “agency billing.” As such, if you wish to continue your enrollment in the Section for 2019, it is important that you affirmatively advise your agency biller of your request to continue as a Section member. Further, given the benefits that Section membership provides, this is the perfect time to encourage attorneys in your network who may not be current Section members to enroll for 2019! Here is the new member sign up link for CLA: https://calawyers.org/Join-Us.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Given the voluminous number of employment laws that are applicable to California employers, representing clients or working as an employment practitioner can be extremely challenging. In this conference, management and employee-side attorneys will cover the fundamentals of a variety of employment laws, including: discrimination, harassment, leaves of absences, wage and hour as well as employment agreements and alternative ways of resolving employment disputes.
The January issue of our Section’s Labor & Employment Law Review will feature our annual review of new legislation of interest to our readers ("New Employment Laws for 2019," authored by Michael S. Kalt and David J. Duchrow) and a look-back at significant cases decided in 2018 ("Top Employment Cases of 2018," authored by Ramit Mizrahi, Andrew Friedman, and Tony Oncidi). Look for both of these articles, as well as our regular case law updates from our outstanding columnists.
Submissions are always welcome! We encourage you to take a look at our Guidelines and Editorial Policy and to send us your well-researched articles for consideration.
MCLE CREDIT: If you're looking for MCLE credits (including for ethics), consider self-study articles from the Law Review, available here, for as low as $15 a credit.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 12 noon - 1p.m.
This program offers 1 MCLE credit.
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
Radio station KALW and 15 other radio stations regularly broadcast “Your Legal Rights,” a show in which callers can ask questions of attorneys with expertise in different areas of the law. Our Section sponsors programs on labor and employment law. Here’s what’s coming up next:
You can tune into KALW at 91.7 FM for the San Francisco Bay area and on your laptop, desktop or mobile device. Archived programs from the Your Legal Rights programs may be accessed here.
The CLA released a video about the CLA, what it does, and the benefits of membership. Watch the video here.