LCW Victory Named “2017 Top Verdict”

Fresno, CA (February,  2018) – We are excited to announce that LCW’s litigation victory on behalf of the City of Stockton has been named a “Top Verdict” of 2017 by the Daily Journal.  The matter was recognized as one of the most impactful defense verdicts of the year.

May 22, 2018 Blog Posts
Employers May Soon Be Required to Accommodate Employee Use of Medical Marijuana

Employers May Soon Be Required to Accommodate Employee Use of Medical Marijuana

May 17, 2018 Business & Facilities

Recreational Trail Immunity Extends to Claims Arising From the Design of the Trail, Including the Lack of Guardrails or Warning Signs

Jonathan Arvizu sued the City of Pasadena after he fell over a 10-foot high retaining wall located beside a recreational trail in the City’s Arroyo Seco Natural Park.  Arvizu had entered the Park in the dark, pre-dawn hours, while it was closed, to go “ghost hunting” with a group of friends.  While taking a shortcut to reach the trail, he lost his footing, careened across the trail, fell over the wall, and landed on the dirt and rocks below.

May 10, 2018 Blog Posts
Preparing for Janus: What Local Agencies Can Do In Anticipation of the Most Important Public Sector Case of the Year

Preparing for Janus: What Local Agencies Can Do In Anticipation of the Most Important Public Sector Case of the Year

May 9, 2018 Client Update

Reversing Ninth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court Rules that FLSA Overtime Exemptions Should be Interpreted Fairly, Not Narrowly

The U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected the Ninth Circuit’s interpretation that the overtime exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) should be “construed narrowly.”  The case was Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro. 

May 9, 2018 Client Update

Ninth Circuit Now Says the Federal Equal Pay Act Also Prohibits Using Prior Salary to Justify Gender Pay Disparities

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced in Rizo v. Yovino that under the Federal Equal Pay Act (EPA), employers cannot defend pay disparities between male and female employees by asserting that the disparity is caused by differentials in the employee’s prior salary.  This decision brings Ninth Circuit federal EPA standards in line with California’s Equal Pay Act and reverses earlier Ninth Circuit’s decisions to the contrary. 

May 9, 2018 Client Update

California Supreme Court to Review Appellate Court Decision Impacting CERL and CalPERS Employers

In January 2018, LCW reported on a California Court of Appeal decision, Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Assn. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Assn.  That decision addressed whether the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL) could change the definition of “compensation earnable” under the Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) for employees hired before PEPRA’s January 1, 2013, effective date.