Labor and Employment Law

Ca. Labor & Emp't Rev. January 2018, Volume 32, No. 1

Top Employment Cases of 2017

By Andrew Friedman, Ramit Mizrahi, and Tony Oncidi

Andrew H. Friedman is a partner with Helmer Friedman LLP in Culver City, where he primarily represents employees in all areas of employment law. Mr. Friedman is the author of a leading employment law practice guide—Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases (James Publishing, 2007). Ramit Mizrahi is the founder of Mizrahi Law, APC in Pasadena, where she represents employees exclusively. She focuses on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases. She is Vice Chair of the California Lawyers Association Labor and Employment Law Section. She can be reached at Anthony J. Oncidi is a partner in and the Chair of the Labor and Employment Department of Proskauer Rose LLP in Los Angeles, where he exclusively represents employers and management in all areas of employment and labor law. His email address is

Although there were fewer than usual employment law decisions in 2017, we did see important new developments with respect to discovery in PAGA cases, the reach of workers’ compensation exclusivity/ claim preclusion, retaliation, and the California Family Rights Act.

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