In Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru , the United States Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment’s “religion clauses” bar courts from even deciding the job bias claims of two teachers who performed “vital religious duties” at Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Partner Matt Wakefield successfully defended one of the largest hospitality employers against numerous allegations of unfair labor practices, culminating in a precedential National Labor Relations Board decision, Interstate Management Co., LLC, 369 NLRB No. 84 (May 20, 2020). The case began at a Residence Inn in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In September 2017, the Residence…

John B. Golper and John J. Manier represented an employer which won a major victory over the National Labor Relations Board in the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. In Windsor Redding Care Center, LLC v. NLRB, 944 F.3d 294 (D.C. Cir. 2019), the D.C. Circuit overturned the Board’s ruling that the Firm’s client, which operates a skilled nursing facility, wrongfully discharged one of its nurses in violation of federal labor law.

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…

In February 2017, Partners Linda Miller Savitt and Jonathan S. Rosenberg obtained summary judgment against multiple plaintiffs on behalf of two of its corporate health insurance clients and an individual defendant manager.  The court dismissed the plaintiffs’ sexual, racial, national origin, and religious harassment claims against the corporate defendants based on the plaintiffs’ failure to…

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