Businesses today must navigate a complex maze of laws and regulations governing the relationships between employers and employees. These ever-changing and expanding requirements present employers with extraordinary risks in our litigious environment. Employers targeted with lawsuits turn to us on appeal to challenge adverse judgments and other key rulings, and to preserve hard-won trial court victories in a variety of cases, including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination lawsuits, and discrimination and harassment cases.
For example, we have successfully challenged employees’ misinterpretations of wage and hour laws, persuaded appellate courts to overturn judgments in favor of employees in employment lawsuits, and helped businesses to prevail where employees appealed from decisions favoring their employers in employment disputes. In addition, we have successfully handled appeals arising from disputes over employee arbitration agreements.
Contact Felix Shafir or Bradley S. Pauley for more information about our Labor & Employment Litigation practice.
Seifu v. Lyft
United States Supreme Court grant’s Lyft’s cert petition concerning Federal Arbitration Act preemptionRead More
Colonial Van & Storage v. Superior Court
California Court of Appeal grants Horvitz & Levy’s writ petition, holding that employer had no duty to protect its employee and her invitees from mass shooting inside the employee’s home.Read More
Birden v. Regents of the University of California
California Court of Appeal reverses award of economic damages against Horvitz & Levy’s client in workplace discrimination and harassment actionRead More
Mann v. The Regents of the University of California
Court of Appeal affirms judgment on FEHA claims for the UC Regents, finding no error or prejudice in verdict form or jury instructionsRead More
Rios v. The Regents of the University of California
California Court of Appeal affirms dismissal of employment action for plaintiff’s failure to exhaust administrative remediesRead More
Alexander v. Community Hospital of Long Beach
Court of Appeal reverses a discrimination and hostile work environment judgment against Horvitz & Levy’s clientRead More
Blas v. U.S. Sports Camps
Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment for American Golf Corporation in personal injury caseRead More
Lovewell v. Stanford Federal Credit Union & Joan Opp
Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment for credit union & CEO against wrongful termination claims.Read More
Huerta v. Kava Holdings, Inc.
California Court of Appeal affirms judgment for hotel in FEHA case.Read More
Rosales v. Bekendam
California Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment for homeowner where unlicensed contractor was working on homeowner's property and sustained injuries incurred without homeowner's involvement.Read More
Simers v. Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC
Court of Appeal rejects constructive discharge claim.Read More
Mercado v. Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, Inc.
California Court of Appeal reverses order denying employer’s motion to compel arbitration.Read More
Seabright Insurance Company v. US Airways, Inc.
California Supreme Court limits recovery by contractors’ employees for injuries arising from alleged violations of Cal-OSHA regulations.Read More
Raymond v. Flynt
California Court of Appeal reverses arbitration award against employer in sexual harassment case.Read More
Prachasaisoradej v. Ralph's Grocery Co.
California Supreme Court holds that bonus plan based on overall store profitability does not violate labor laws.Read More
McMurray v. City of Burbank
California Court of Appeal reverses jury verdict for plaintiff in disability discrimination case and orders entry of judgment for defendant.Read More
Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court
California Supreme Court brief arguing that if the Industrial Welfare Commission wage order definitions of "employer" govern whether workers are employees rather than independent contractors, those definitions are not meaningfully different from the common law test for making that determination.Read More
Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno
U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that Federal Arbitration Act prohibits courts from refusing to enforce arbitration agreements based on a concern for the vindication of state statutory rights.Read More
Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp.
California Court of Appeal brief arguing that the United States Constitution's Due Process Clause prohibits Trial by Formula on either liability or damages issues in state court class actions.Read More
Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC
California Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the following rule of California law: that arbitration procedures are invalid to the extent they fail to vindicate California statutory rights.Read More
Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno
California Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts California public policy and unconscionability standards that invalidate arbitration agreements where the arbitration procedures fail to satisfy certain minimal procedural requirements or unduly favor one party over the other.Read More
Oldham v. Flynt
Appellant's opening brief seeking reversal of trial court's denial of employer's motion to compel arbitration in an employment dispute.Read More