2017 Labor & Employment Law Program

TOPICS: Look Before You Leap: Pre-Employment Screenings Speaker: Janet Swerdlow, Esq.I Love LA (Maybe Slightly Less Now): LA’s Municipal Sick Leave & Minimum Wage Ordinance Speaker: Karen Rhodes, Esq. Straight Outta Comp: Navigating the World of […]

Swerdlow Law Firm Awarded 2018 Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News

Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and […]

Swerdlow Honored by Best Lawyers®

Millicent Sanchez has been recognized for three consecutive years for the Employment & Labor Law-Management category. Janet Swerdlow, who was selected Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for the Los Angeles area in 2012, has […]

California Implements New Regulations For Transgender Employees And Applicants

New regulations adopted by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council have expanded the protections of transgender employees and applicants in California. Although state law had already protected transgender employees and applicants from discrimination, the […]

Emily Camastra – 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star

This is the fourth consecutive year that Emily has been included. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. The Super Lawyers lists are […]

California Supreme Court Clarifies Day Of Rest Requirements

The California Supreme Court recently clarified the state’s “day of rest” statutes, which should help California employers schedule their employees’ hours of work to avoid class and representative lawsuits. Employers should accordingly assess whether employees […]

Commissioned Employees Must Receive Separate Compensation For Rest Periods

Compensating commissioned employees in California got more complicated this year thanks to a decision by the California Court of Appeal holding that employers must separately compensate commissioned employees for their rest periods. In Vaquero v. […]

Swerdlow Attorneys Selected to 2017 Super Lawyers List

This marks the fourth year in a row that Janet Swerdlow has been selected and the eleventh consecutive year that David Wimmer has earned selection to the list of the state’s top attorneys. Super Lawyers […]

City Of Los Angeles “Bans The Box,” Restricting Inquiries Into Criminal Histories Of Employment Applicants

On December 9, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) ordinance. The ordinance applies to employers located or doing business in the City of […]

Swerdlow Law Firm Receives Tier 1 Ranking

Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as […]