Oct 23, 2018 Private Education Matters

Consortium call of the Month

Members of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s consortiums are able to speak directly to an LCW attorney free of charge to answer direct questions not requiring in-depth research, document review, written opinions or ongoing legal matters.  Consortium calls run the full gamut of topics, from leaves of absence to employment applications, student concerns to disability accommodations, construction and facilities issues and more.  Each month, we will feature a Consortium Call of the Month in our newsletter, describing an interesting call and how the issue was resolved.  All identifiable details will be changed or omitted.

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.