The upcoming September issue of our Section’s Labor & Employment Law Review leads off with an MCLE article by Natalie Pierce entitled “AI in the Workplace: A Primer for Lawyers.” The article introduces lawyers to key artificial intelligence principles. It provides examples of AI uses across myriad job fields, explores some of the associated legal and ethical issues, and offers practical tips to help organizations adopt AI responsibly. Ms. Pierce is a partner at Gunderson Dettmer in San Francisco, and chair of the firm’s labor & employment practice. The Daily Journal has recognized her as both a top labor/employment and AI lawyer.
The Law Review further features an MCLE article by Kate LaQuay entitled “Not What the Doctor Ordered: The Limited Utility of Doctor’s Notes During the Interactive Process.” The article discusses best practices for evaluating an employee’s requested accommodation for work restrictions indicated by a healthcare provider, engaging in the interactive process, crafting reasonable accommodations, and maintaining proper documentation. Ms. LaQuay is of counsel at Landau Law Group LLP, where she engages in business litigation and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on resolving employment disputes.
In addition to the above, the issue features our usual case updates. Anthony Oncidi resumes writing the California Employment Law Notes. Nicole Roysdon authors the Wage and Hour Case Notes. Jonathan Cohen and new columnist Maria Myers write the NLRA Case Notes. Scott Tiedemann and Kaylee Feick co-author the Public Sector Case Notes. Alan Berkowitz writes the Mediation Tips and Arbitration Tips column. Phyllis Cheng authors her column on Cases Pending before the California Supreme Court. The Law Review also spotlights the CLA Labor and Employment Law Section’s summer scholarship recipients.
Finally, Deborah Maddux provides her parting message as Section Chair for the 2020-21 year. She reflects upon the many achievements of the Section during an eventful year.
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