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Articles from the Labor and Employment Law Section’s eNews

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
The Labor and Employment Law Section is now accepting applications for appointment to its Executive Committee. The Committee is responsible for planning the Section’s educational offerings, producing its publications, and engaging in activities to promote greater understanding of the law among attorneys and the public. Read more
I encourage all 8,143 members of the Labor and Employment Law Section to consider applying for a position on the Labor & Employment Executive Committee. Read more
Contreras v. Super. Ct. (CA2/5 B307025 3/1/21) PAGA/Arbitration Read more
Wilmot v. Contra Costa County Employees Retirement Association (CA1/2  A152100A 2/5/21) PEPRA/Pension Forfeiture for Criminal Conviction  The Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013, which took effect on January 1, 2013, mandates forfeiture of pension rights and benefits based on conviction of a felony for conduct arising out of or in the performance of official duties. The forfeiture provision applied to a county employee whose retirement application was approved in April 2013 but effective December 13, 2012, because the employee… Read more
Happy Valentine’s to all of our section members. Our Executive Committee is working hard to bring you continued great programming. Read more
The employer waived its right to arbitrate by waiting to file its motion to compel arbitration of plaintiffs’ individual claims until after it failed to settle the case following two years of classwide discovery and class notice procedures. Read more
Happy New Year, all. We have a lot to look forward to in 2021, including more excellent programs and initiatives from the Labor & Employment Law Section. One of our most popular programs is right around the corner – the New Employment Law Practitioner Conference on January 20th and 21st. Read more

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