Janet Swerdlow and David Wimmer have been selected to the 2022 Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to share that Janet Swerdlow and David Wimmer have been selected to the 2022 South California Super Lawyers list.   This is the eighth year in a row that Janet Swerdlow has […]

Tightening the Screws: Cal/OSHA Issues Second Revised Emergency Temporary Standards

On December 16, 2021, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board readopted and revised the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards for the second time (the “Second Revised ETS”).  The Second Revised ETS takes effect […]

Federal Appeals Court Stays OSHA Requirement For Large Employers To Either Mandate COVID Vaccination Or Have Unvaccinated Employees Submit To Weekly Testing 

On November 5, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) requiring most private employers with 100 or more employees to either mandate their employees be vaccinated or […]

Swerdlow Law Firm has received Tier 1 ranking in the 2022 edition of US News – Best Lawyers® list of “Best Law Firms.

Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer is pleased to announce that it has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2022 Edition of U.S News-Best Lawyers®’ list of “Best Law Firms.” The listing marks the […]

Legislative Roundup – New Laws Will Affect California Employers In 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a number of new laws that will affect California employers beginning in 2022.  A summary of the significant legislative changes is set forth below.  SB 331 – Restrictions On Confidentiality […]

Ninth Circuit Revives California Law Prohibiting Employers From Mandating That Employees Sign Arbitration Agreements

On September 15, 2021, the Ninth Circuit revived parts of a controversial California law that prohibited mandatory employment arbitration agreements.  In 2019, California passed AB 51, which prohibited employers from requiring employees and applicants to […]

We congratulate Millicent Sanchez, Janet Swerdlow and David Wimmer who will be recognized for their legal excellence in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Millicent Sanchez has been honored seven years in a row for Employment & Labor Law – Management and Labor & Employment – Litigation categories.  Janet Swerdlow has been recognized for eleven consecutive years for the […]

California Supreme Court Holds That Meal-Period, Rest-Period, And Recovery Premiums Must Include Nondiscretionary Earnings

On July 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court held that the calculation of premium pay for noncompliant meal, rest, and recovery periods must include not only the employee’s hourly rate of pay but also all […]

Cal/OSHA’s Revised Emergency Temporary Standards Reduce COVID-19 Related Restrictions In The Workplace

California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Standards Board”) voted on June 17, 2021, to approve its latest set of proposed revisions to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (“Cal/OSHA”) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards […]

California Requires Employers To Register For CalSavers If Employers Do Not Offer Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

CalSavers – California’s state-run individual retirement account program for workers whose covered employers do not offer retirement savings plans – is not preempted by the federal law of employee benefits, the Ninth Circuit Court of […]