Employers Score Victory As U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class-Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements

In a major victory for employers, the United States Supreme Court held that class-action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable and not inconsistent with federal labor law. In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the […]

Re-Learning The ABCs: Your Independent Contractor Now May Be An Employee

The California Supreme Court just made it harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors. In Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, the state’s highest court adopted a new test to use when determining […]

E-Alert: Prior Salary Cannot Justify Wage Differentials Between Men And Women Under Federal Equal Pay

Employers cannot rely on prior salary history to justify differences in pay between men and women performing substantially similar work under the federal Equal Pay Act, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In […]

California Supreme Court Adopts Employee-Friendly Test For Calculating Overtime On Flat-Sum Bonuses

The California Supreme Court has adopted an employee-friendly test for calculating the overtime due on a non-discretionary, flat-sum bonus. Overtime pay is based on a non- exempt employee’s “regular rate of pay” – not the […]

Janet Swerdlow, David Wimmer Named to 2018 SuperLawyers List

We congratulate them on being recipients of this honor, which is awarded to less than five percent of the lawyers in California.

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 […]