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JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

BA, Washington State University

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Nick can tell you the winning and losing teams from every Super Bowl, including the exact final score.

Candidate v. Transit Agency (2023) – Won a dismissal of a rejected candidate’s claims that the candidate was not hired because of discrimination.

Sanders, et al  v. County of Ventura, 87 F.4th 434 (9th Cir. 2023) Ventura County firefighters and law enforcement officers sued the County for failing to include a portion of their flex benefits in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “regular rate” of pay.  The amount at issue was the “opt-out” fee, which applied only to those who received their health insurance through a non-County source, was never provided to the employees in cash, but was instead contributed back into the County health plans on behalf of the County employees who used the plans.  The LCW team won a motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court, and convinced the Ninth Circuit to affirm that the opt-out fee was properly excluded from the regular rate under the FLSA at 29 U.S.C. Section 207(e)(4), which excludes “contributions irrevocably made by an employer to a trustee or third person pursuant to a bona fide plan for providing … health insurance ….for employees.”

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February 07, 2024
Personnel Issues and Records
Carlsbad | California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) Partnering for Your Department’s Success: A Course for Executive Assistants
January 30, 2024
Creating an Effective Workplace Violence Prevention Plan
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