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JD, UC College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings)

BA, University of California, San Diego

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Brian got married at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA. Karaoke was involved.

Agricultural Commissioner v. County, BOS, and Five Subordinate Employees (2023) – Won a dismissal of terminated Ag Commissioner’s multi-claim lawsuit for harassment, discrimination and retaliation after a successful demurrer, motion for judgment on the pleadings, and a motion for summary judgment.

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Significantly Raising Salary Thresholds for FLSA Exemptions
05/03/2024
LCW Special Bulletin

On April 23, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule raising the minimum salary thresholds to qualify for certain overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The final rule, Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional,...

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Supreme Court Clarifies Low Burden for Employees to Establish Harm Supporting Discriminatory Job Transfer Claims Under Title VII
04/23/2024
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

On April 17, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States clarified the standard of harm an employee must demonstrate to support a discriminatory job transfer claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
In a unanimous decision, the Court held in Muldrow v. City of St. Louis that an employee...

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AB 2188 and Public Safety Agencies
12/01/2023
LCW Special Bulletin

Effective January 1, 2024, Assembly Bill 2188 (AB 2188), as amended by Senate Bill 700 (SB 700), makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment, or otherwise penalize a person if the discrimination is based on either...

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