Senior counsel David J. Fishman and associate Janet S. Soultanian successfully argued against an outside salesperson claiming unpaid wages pursuant to a written contract, waiting time penalties, liquidated and interest amounting to over $4,000 in a claim filed with the California Labor Commissioner against her former employer, a pharmacy. She recalled she worked 8 hours…

Partner Matt Wakefield won a successful arbitration award on behalf of a major Southern California resort. The resort had discharged a restaurant server for theft when management found that he added an 18% service charge to two guest checks, after the guests signed their checks and drew a line through the space where a gratuity…

On May 22, 2017, Linda Hurevitz and Zareh Jaltorossian won summary adjudication on behalf of a hospital in a case alleging claims for age and disability discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, retaliation, and misclassification/failure to pay overtime.  The court granted summary adjudication as to the plaintiff’s age-based claims, retaliation, breach of contract, failure to pay…

In a putative wage and hour class action against one of the firm’s well known hotel clients, in which they had previously obtained summary adjudication of Plaintiff’s meal and rest period penalty rate claim (see February 22, 2017 Verdicts/Favorable Outcomes), Richard Rosenberg and David Fishman obtained summary judgment with respect to Plaintiff’s remaining claims. Plaintiff’s…

On March 24, 2017, Linda Savitt, Zareh Jaltorossian and Jessica Gomez won summary judgment on behalf a religious organization in a lawsuit alleging disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, and wrongful termination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).  The trial court granted summary judgment on the ground that the defendant’s status as a religious…

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