California Lawyers Association

Labor and Employment Law Section

Updates and events from the Labor and Employment Law Section

The Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association is presenting the full day in person 2023 Public Sector Conference on April 28, 2023, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel in Sacramento, CA. Read more
Galaza v. Mayorkas (9th Cir. 21-15464 2/28/23) Aviation and Transportation Security Act | Preemption over Rehabilitation Act  The ASTA establishes basic qualifications for the position of ATSA security screener, and vests the Administrator of the TSA with the authority to determine additional employment standards and training for security screeners. The Rehabilitation Act protects qualified individuals with disabilities from being subjected to discrimination under activity conducted by any Executive agency because of his or her disability. 29 U.S.C. § 794(a).  The ATSA authorized the Administrator… Read more
The March 2023 issue of our Section’s California Labor & Employment Law Review leads off with an MCLE article questioning the impartiality and independence of attorney workplace investigations by Andrew H. Friedman and Courtney Abrams. Read more
I am happy to announce that we’ve extended the application deadline to become a member of our Section’s Executive Committee. The new deadline is April 15, 2023.   Read more
The scope of domestic violence and sexual violence in the U.S. and California is staggering, and its impact on workers is undeniable. Read more
ERISA governs all employee benefits provided by most private employers, including pension, health, long-term disability, life insurance benefits, and more. Read more
Casson v. Orange County Employees Retirement System (CA4/3 G060950 1/30/23) Public Sector Disability Retirement The County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 allows an employee entering a county pension system who has prior service credit with another public pension system to elect reciprocity between the two pensions. Government Code section 31838.5 precludes a “disability allowance” that exceeds the amount a member would receive had he or she stayed in a single pension system. Because Casson did not elect reciprocity when he became… Read more
Happy February! As we celebrate Black History Month, I want to take this occasion to honor the achievements of Black leaders, past and present, who have fought for justice, equality, and respect for all individuals in society and the workplace. Read more
Experienced practitioners will discuss the wide range of new employment legislation including bills which expands pay data reporting and established pay scale disclosures under the Equal Pay Act, amends CFRA to allow an employee to take leave to care for a “designated person”, establishes a right to five days of unpaid bereavement leave, extended COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, created mandatory wage and working conditions for fast food workers, and much more. Read more
This webinar will describe the use of criminal background checks by California employers in compliance with the Fair Chance Act. Our speakers will explore when and what type of criminal background information may be sought and considered in the hiring process. Read more

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