Oct 19, 2018

2019 Public Sector Employment Law Conference – Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the Annual Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Public Sector Employment Law Conference, which takes in Palm Desert on Thursday & Friday, January 24-25, with an optional pre-conference session on Wednesday, January 23.  The conference is geared towards Public Agency Management and includes a variety of informative and engaging presentations that offer practical lessons for success in the workplace.

Oct 18, 2018 Published Articles

Releasing Probationary and At-will Employees is More Complex Than you Might Think

Employees who are serving a probationary period before obtaining "regular" status may be released from their probationary period at any time, with or without cause, and have no right to appeal. Similarly, "At-will" employees may be dismissed with or without cause and cannot appeal. However, these employees may not be released for an illegal reason. This article discusses the steps that members should take when deciding whether to release Probationary and At-will employees in order to avoid a lawsuit based on the release.

Oct 15, 2018 Special Bulletins
UPDATED - New Legislation Will Impact Litigation of FEHA Claims, Employer-Employee Agreements, and Necessitate Additional Employer Training

UPDATED - New Legislation Will Impact Litigation of FEHA Claims, Employer-Employee Agreements, and Necessitate Additional Employer Training

Oct 4, 2018 Blog Posts
Paid Time Off for Union Leaders: New Law Extends Requirements for Public Employers to Grant Leaves of Absence for Union Stewards and Officers

Paid Time Off for Union Leaders: New Law Extends Requirements for Public Employers to Grant Leaves of Absence for Union Stewards and Officers

Oct 3, 2018 Client Update

LCW Attorneys Win Dismissal of Two FLSA Collective Action Lawsuits

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore attorneys succeeded in decertifying two Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases brought by approximately 2,500 City of Los Angeles police officers seeking overtime pay for a 13-year period.  This victory means that the City will not incur the tremendous costs that would have been required to proceed to trial on these two collective action lawsuits.

Oct 3, 2018 Client Update

Employer Must Pay Cost of Medical Testing It Required of an Applicant with Perceived Disability

Russell Holt applied for a position with the BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”) and received a conditional job offer.  As part of the application process, BNSF required Holt and other applicants to undergo a medical exam.  Holt’s exam revealed he had injured his back several years earlier.  In response to BNSF’s request for additional information, Holt submitted his medical records and a note from his medical provider which stated that Holt was able to function normally.  BNSF’s medical representative requested further information, including a current MRI of Holt’s back.