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 third 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 […]

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, […]

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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, […]