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Articles from the Labor and Employment Law Section’s eNews

Plaintiff was not required to exhaust his administrative remedies by challenging his termination before the city’s human resources commission because his immediate supervisor, who he claimed had fired him in retaliation for making various safety and misconduct complaints, would be involved in deciding the appeal. $3.5 million noneconomic damages award was excessive; award vacated and remanded for new trial on damages. Read more
I would like to personally invite each of you to the 37th Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Law Section which takes place next week - July 15 and 16, 2021. Read more
The July issue of our Section’s Labor & Employment Law Review leads off with an MCLE article by Kelly Scott and Pooja Nair entitled “Wear a Mask, Not a Blindfold: Returning to Work Pos-Pandemic.” Read more
Plaintiff lacked Article III standing to bring California Private Attorneys General Act claim for meal break violations because he did not suffer injury himself. Read more
As we move into summer and an exciting return to normalcy, the Labor & Employment Executive Committee will be working closely with CLA to determine when and how we can safely return to in-person programming. Read more
Assn. for L.A. Deputy Sheriffs v. Macias (CA2/8 B295086 4/30/21) Union Board Member Removal Read more
It was great to “see” so many of you at our successful 26th Annual Public Sector Conference last month. Over 200 Labor & Employment attorneys from across the state joined us for excellent programming. And we even had the opportunity to virtually walk from table to table and mingle during a networking session. Conference attendees can continue to access the platform and watch any of the panels until May 21. For those who didn’t attend, videos of the conference panels will be available on demand on our website in the next 3 to 6 weeks. Read more
The May issue of our Section’s Labor & Employment Law Review will lead off with an MCLE article by Shannon Liss-Riordan and Anastasia Doherty entitled “The New ABC’s of California Employment Law.” The article reviews recent case law interpreting, and initiatives challenging, the application of the ABC test under Dynamex Ops. W. v. Superior Court, 4 Cal. 5th 903 (2018). Read more
A quick reminder to all - if you have not registered yet, the 26th Annual Public Sector Conference is right around the corner – April 22nd and 23rd. You can still register for two half-days of fantastic programs. Read more
Wilson-Davis v. SSP America, Inc. (CA2/3 B306781, filed 3/11/21, pub. ord. 4/9/21) Arbitration Motion to compel arbitration of statutory wage and hour claims properly denied where the collective bargaining agreement provided for arbitration of claims arising under the agreement but did not waive employees’ right to a judicial forum for statutory claims. Read more

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