Private Sector

Private Sector

California Passes Tough Net Neutrality Law, Challenging Trump FCC

California passes new rest period law for unionized safety-sensitive employees at petroleum facilities

California Legislature Speeds Up Backpay for Agricultural Workers, Extends Mandatory Mediation

California prohibits Settlement Agreements from preventing the disclosure of facts about Sexual Harassment, and adds Sexual Harassment Training requirements for Employers

Public Sector

Public Sector

California Enacts AB 1912 to Protect the Pensions of Employees of Joint Power Authorities

SB 846: Protecting Public Sector Unions and Employers from Opportunistic Post-Janus Lawsuits

Janus v. AFSCME:  The Supreme Court Bans Agency Fees, but Can’t Ban Organizing

Important California Legislation That Mitigates Some Impacts of the Janus Decision

Employee Benefit Plans

Employee Benefit Plans

California Outlaws Short-term “Junk” or “Skinny” Insurance Policies Starting January 1, 2019

California’s SB 964 requires nation’s two largest pension funds to consider climate-related risks of investments

U.S. Senate Committee Formed to Solve the Multiemployer Pension Plan Crisis.  Will it Work?

Workplace Immigration Issues

Workplace Immigration Developments

Worksite Enforcement

 

E-Verify

 

Remedies for Immigrant Workers

 

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A Law Firm For The People Who Keep America Working

Very few law firms are founded upon political and social philosophies rather than for economic gain.  Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld was founded on the principle that working people are entitled to the best legal representation in an economy and social system that was not designed with them in mind.  The firm sees itself as a part of the labor movement, along with the labor unions and working people whom it represents.

The original founders of the firm were once part of a larger firm that was headquartered in Southern California. In 1974, the firm took over the Northern California practice with its principal office in San Francisco and satellite offices in Oakland and San Jose. Before long the firm established itself in Los Angeles, Sacramento and Honolulu, Hawaii.

The firm has been true to its origins. All of its original members had trade union and working class backgrounds. When it hired new lawyers, it sought to assure that they not only had solid academic credentials, but that they shared the firm's commitment to social, economic and racial justice.

Today the firm of Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld is one of the largest labor and employment law firms in the United States.

Since its founding its attorneys have represented labor unions and their members in both the public and private sectors and have developed expertise necessary to protect Labor's rights to good health and a dignified retirement.

The firm enjoys an outstanding reputation in the legal community, but that doesn't mean that it will shy away from respectfully confronting the judicial, legislative and executive branches of the government when it is legal and appropriate to do so.

The firm's headquarters are located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the island city of Alameda. The firm also has active offices in Los Angeles, California; Sacramento, California; and Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

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California Workers' Rights

Purchase a copy of the new edition of the California Workers’ Rights book!  The Fifth Edition has just been released and contains a basic overview of the legal protections for workers under California and federal law.  The book is designed for use by workers and those who represent them. 

Pocket Guide to the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act

The guide summarizes the Act and all amendments to date, clarifying terms and provisions; explains how PEPRA has changed California public employee retirement plans; and covers recent court decisions and new guidance memoranda from some of the public retirement systems. The PEPRA guide also includes the statutory language of the Act, pertinent Government Code and Education Code sections, a glossary of terms, and an index.

By: Kerianne Steele

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