Hera Arsen, Ph.D.

Hera Arsen, Ph.D.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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California School Teacher’s Claim That She Was Fired Due to a Computer Error

Rommel v. Los Angeles Unified School District, No. B253405 (December 5, 2014): In a recent unpublished ruling, the California Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s judgment in favor of a school district and against a...more

2/2/2015 - DFEH Disability Employer Liability Issues Equitable Tolling FEHA Hiring & Firing Interactive Process LAUSD Medical Leave Public Schools Statute of Limitations Teachers Wrongful Termination

The Price is Wrong: California Court OKs a New Trial in Game Show Model’s Pregnancy Bias Case

Cochran v. FremantleMedia North America, Inc., No. B247541 (December 11, 2014): In a recent unpublished ruling, the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s order granting a new trial in a case brought by a game...more

2/2/2015 - Adverse Employment Action Employer Liability Issues Entertainment Industry Hiring & Firing Pregnancy Discrimination Substantial Motivating Factor Test

PAGA Representative Claims Remain Alive After SCOTUS Denies Iskanian Review

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States declined review of a state supreme court case that has sparked widespread flux in the landscape of class action arbitration waivers in California. In Iskanian v. CLS...more

1/21/2015 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian Mandatory Arbitration Clauses PAGA Preemption Remand SCOTUS Trucking Industry

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Worker’s “‘Sweeping Conclusory Allegations’ of Unequal Treatment”

McClain v. County of Clark, No. 12-16888 (October 10, 2014): The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently sided with an employer in a case in which the former employee claimed that he was subjected to ageist remarks. According...more

11/25/2014 - ADEA Age Discrimination Appeals Employer Liability Issues Former Employee Hostile Environment Municipal Employees Municipalities National Origin Discrimination Summary Judgment

Don’t Let Your Office Halloween Party “Unmask” Racial Insensitivity

Employers may view Halloween celebrations at work as a no-brainer: Annual October office parties are often great boosts to employee morale, encouraging community, healthy competition, and team-building as participants eat,...more

10/31/2014 - Dress Codes Employer Liability Issues Holidays Race Racial Discrimination

Governor Brown Signs California’s Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that provides workers with three paid sick days per year. Governor Brown enthusiastically endorsed the law’s passage in August when the California...more

9/11/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues New Legislation Paid Leave Sick Leave

Federal Court Clarifies CAFA’s Jurisdictional Amount in State PAGA Cases

A judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently issued a pro-employer ruling with regard to the jurisdictional minimum amount in controversy required by the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA)...more

6/20/2014 - Appeals CAFA Class Action Class Certification Employer Liability Issues Federal Jurisdiction Jurisdiction PAGA

Is an End-of-Shift Security Clearance Compensable? The Supreme Court Will Decide Next Term

On Monday, March 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to decide whether a company was required to pay overtime compensation to its workers for the time they spent passing through a security clearance at the...more

3/7/2014 - Employer Liability Issues FLSA SCOTUS Security Unpaid Overtime

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