2016 Labor & Employment Law Program

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Class-Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements Called Into Doubt

In an important decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that class and collective-action waivers in employment arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) and are unenforceable. In its 2-1 decision […]

Swerdlow Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers in America 2017

Millicent has been recognized for a second year in a row for the Employment & Labor Law-Management category. Janet, who was selected Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for the Los Angeles area in 2012, […]

Emily Camastra -Super Lawyers Rising Star

Employers Need To Evaluate Overtime Exemptions In Light Of New Department Of Labor Rules

Employees currently classified as exempt, but who make less than $47,476 per year, will no longer be considered exempt according to new overtime rules recently issued by the United States Department of Labor. The increased, […]

NEW CALIFORNIA STATUTE PROVIDES FOR MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES AND MODIFIES THE PAID SICK-LEAVE LAW

On April 4, 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 3 into law. The new law will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022 for employers with at least 26 employees. […]

California Supreme Court Tells Workers To Take A Seat

Do your California employees perform tasks that could reasonably be performed while seated, given the specific location of where the tasks are done? If so, they may be entitled to a seat under California law […]

NEW REGULATIONS BY THE CALIFORNIA FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING COUNCIL MEAN NEW UPDATES TO DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION POLICIES FOR EMPLOYERS

Effective April 1, 2016, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) amended the current anti-harassment and anti-discrimination regulations. California employers should carefully review the amended regulations to assess what changes should be made to […]

WORKLAW ATTORNEYS SUE U.S. GOVERNMENT AS ADMINISTRATION EXPANDS ITS WAR ON PRIVACY

Latest Government Overreach Escalates Attack on American Privacy, Unconstitutionally Forcing Companies to Report Details of Confidential Discussions with Attorneys New “Persuader Rule” Regulation Expected to Cost As Much As $9 Billion in First Year Minneapolis, […]

Swerdlow & Wimmer Named Southern California Super Lawyers for 2016

This is the second consecutive year for Janet Swerdlow and the tenth consecutive year for David Wimmer to be included in this prestigious list. Only five percent of the lawyers in California are selected by […]