California Lawyers Association

Labor and Employment Law Section

Updates and events from the Labor and Employment Law Section

This program discusses how the California Supreme Court’s July 17, 2023, ruling in Adolph v. Uber Technologies  impacts claims under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Read more
In approximately 2016, I was preparing to transition from Vice-Chair to Chair of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section. At that time, the Sections were still a part of the State Bar of California. A transition to the California Lawyers Association (CLA) was yet to occur but was on the horizon.  Read more
September 2023 Barrera v. Apple American Group LLC (CA1/2 A165445 8/31/23) Post-Adolph PAGA Arbitration  The court reversed in part and affirmed in part the trial court’s order denying defendants’ motion to compel arbitration of claims under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (Lab. Code, § 2698 et seq.) Based on Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana (2022) 596 U.S. ___ Read more
The Labor and Employment Law Section is now a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Provider and offers affiliate membership to HR professionals. Read more
California declared Labor Day, the first Monday in September, a legally recognized holiday in 1892. Two years later, in 1894, Labor Day became a federal holiday as well. The origins of the holiday stem from parades to celebrate trade and labor unions and to honor their contributions, which strengthen the communities where they worked. Labor Day also helped activists gain recognition for the mistreatment of workers, leading to the impactful legislation California has approved in recent years.  Read more
Boermeester v. Carry (SC S263180 per curiam 7/31/23) Private Universities’ Title IX Hearings. When investigating and disciplining students accused of sexual misconduct or intimate partner violence under title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, private universities are required to comply with the common law doctrine of fair procedure by providing accused students with notice of the charges and a meaningful opportunity to be heard. Read more
Labor Law 101 will provide an overview of labor law that beginning labor law practitioners and employment law attorneys of all experience levels should know. Read more
 The Labor and Employment Law Section and the California Lawyers Foundation are committed to fostering the career growth of persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups who are interested in practicing labor and employment law in areas that support and promote the goal of diversity in the labor and employment law field.  Read more
Brown, the elected treasurer of the City of Inglewood, brought a retaliation claim under Labor Code section 1102.5 alleging the City Council no longer allowed her to sit on the dais at Council meetings because Brown had raised allegations of financial impropriety by Council members. Read more
CLA’s Labor and Employment Law Section is proud to present its 39th Annual Meeting on July 14 and 15, 2023. Our Annual Meeting is all grown up and ready to share its wisdom with you! Here are the top four reasons you should attend. Read more

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