Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore would like to congratulate Daniel C. Cassidy on celebrating fifty years of practicing law.  Dan, a founding partner of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, is among the most experienced and accomplished practitioners in the fields of public sector labor relations, negotiations and employment law.

Oct 22, 2019
Keep Your Office Halloween Party from Becoming a Cauldron of Toil and Trouble

Keep Your Office Halloween Party from Becoming a Cauldron of Toil and Trouble

Oct 21, 2019 Special Bulletins

Governor Newsom Signs AB 61 – Allowing an Employer, Coworker, and Employee or Teacher of a Secondary or Postsecondary School to File a Petition Requesting the Court to Issue an Ex Parte Gun Violence Restraining Order.

On October 11, 2019, Governor Newsom signed AB 61. This bill expands existing law to allow an employer, co-worker, and employee or teacher of a secondary or postsecondary school to file a petition requesting a court to issue an ex parte gun violence restraining order. This type of restraining order prevents the subject of the petition from having in the subject’s custody, control, or possession a firearm or ammunition.

Oct 17, 2019 Special Bulletins

Governor Signs AB 218 into Law, Which Significantly Extends The Statute of Limitations Period for Claims of Childhood Sexual Assault

On October 13, 2019, the Governor signed into law AB 218, which significantly extends the statute of limitations period for individuals to file civil lawsuits for childhood sexual abuse against persons and entities.  Similar legislation was passed by the California Assembly and Senate last year (AB 3120), and in 2013 (SB 131), but the legislation was vetoed by Governor Brown.

Oct 17, 2019 Special Bulletins

Governor Signs AB 51, Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for FEHA and Labor Code Claims

On October 13, 2019, Governor Newson signed Assembly Bill 51 into law, which prohibits employers, starting January 1, 2020, from requiring any applicant or employee to submit any claims under the California Labor Code or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to mandatory arbitration, as a condition of employment, continued employment, or the receipt of any employment-related benefit.  

Oct 16, 2019 Blog Posts
Three New Labor And Employment Law Bills That Will Impact Public Employers

Three New Labor And Employment Law Bills That Will Impact Public Employers

Oct 15, 2019 Special Bulletins

Governor Newsom Signs AB 1548 – Authorizing Grant Funding to Protect Nonprofits at Risk of Violent Attacks – but Religious Nonprofit Schools May Need to Proceed Cautiously in Applying For Funds.

On October 11, Governor Newsom signed AB 1548. This bill establishes the California State Nonprofit Security Grant Program (“CSNSGP”), to provide grant funding to improve the physical security of nonprofit organizations, including schools, clinics, community centers, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and similar locations that are at high risk for violent attacks or hate crimes due to ideology, beliefs, or mission.