Erich W. Shiners

Erich W. Shiners Senior Counsel

Erich Shiners, Senior Counsel in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Sacramento Office, provides assistance to clients in matters pertaining to employment law, litigation services, labor relations and negotiation services. Well-versed in the litigation process, Erich has successfully represented public and non-profit employers in appellate and trial court litigation, arbitration, unfair labor practice proceedings and representation election­s.

Erich recently helped a city client prevail in the court of appeal against a claim of vested retiree medical benefit contributions, Vallejo Police Officers’ Assn. v. City of Vallejo (2016) 15 Cal.App.5th 601. He also successfully litigated one of the first published court of appeal decisions interpreting the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013, San Joaquin County Correctional Officers Assn. v. County of San Joaquin (2016) 6 Cal.App.5th 1090.

From 2008-2011, Erich served as a Legal Adviser to a member of the Public Employment Relations Board, where he drafted Board decisions and represented the agency in appellate litigation.

Erich is an officer of the executive committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California and a former Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Section’s Labor & Employment Law Review. He also served a three-year term on the executive committee of the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section. Erich is a Principal Contributing Editor of the Rutter practice guide on Public Sector Employment Litigation. He is also an author and consultant for California Public Sector Labor Relations (LexisNexis) and an annual update author for Advising California Employers and Employees (CEB). He has served as an adjunct professor of Global Lawyering Skills at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and has coached the school’s moot court competition teams.

Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Erich received his JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and BA from Sacramento State University. During law school, Erich clerked at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., the Agricultural Labor Relations Board in Sacramento and the Sacramento office of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable M. Kathleen Butz at the Third District Court of Appeal.

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, California State University, Sacramento

Labor & Employment Law Section Incoming Secretary, State Bar of California, Sept 2010 – Present

Revision Co-Editor – California Public Sector Labor Relations, State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section, 2014 - Present

Annual Update Author, CEB – Continuing Education of the Bar, 2012 – Present

Member of Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (City of Galt), 2014 - Present

Labor Advisor, California Public Employment Relations Board, 2008-2011

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, California State University, Sacramento

16 May 2018
Consortium Trainings

Leaves, Leaves and More Leaves

Gold Country ERC Elk Grove
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16 May 2018
27 April 2018
Speaking Engagements

Today’s Pioneer Prevents and Responds to Workplace Bullying

Western Region IPMA-HR Annual Training Conference Sacramento
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25 April 2018
Speaking Engagements

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth its Weight in Gold: Workplace Bullying

Western Region IPMA-HR Annual Training Conference Sacramento
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19 April 2018
Consortium Trainings

Managing the Marginal Employee

San Joaquin Valley ERC Tracy
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19 April 2018
Consortium Trainings

Moving Into the Future

San Joaquin Valley ERC Tracy
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Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, California State University, Sacramento

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