Monday, November 22, 2010

Matthew Bender and NELA Select Steven G. Pearl and Leonard H. Sansanowicz to Write Treatise on Federal Wage Law

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and Matthew Bender have selected Steven G. Pearl and Pearl Law Firm associate Leonard H. Sansanowicz to author a new chapter on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act for Employee Rights Litigation: Pleading & Practice.

Employee Rights Litigation: Pleading & Practice is a three-volume practice guide covering "all aspects of employment law, including statutory and common law claims, as well as a synopsis of the law, practitioners' tips, and forms." The new chapter to be written by Mr. Pearl and Mr. Sansanowicz will include an extensive selection of forms for individual and collective actions under the FLSA.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Encino Lawyers Association Names Steven G. Pearl to Board of Governors

Encino Lawyers Association ("ELA") has named Steven G. Pearl to its founding Board of Governors. Mr. Pearl will serve as ELA's Education Committee Chair. ELA provides local networking opportunities and continuing legal education to the outstanding Encino legal community.

ELA's inaugural MCLE event, "Preparing the Problem Witness" will take place on December 8, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at 16133 Ventura Boulevard, Penthouse Suite A, Encino, California. The program will feature William A. Daniels, Esq., and Molly M. Murphy, MDR. The MCLE will provide one hour of MCLE credit, including .25 hours of ethics credit. Cost is just $10 for ELA members and $25 for non-members.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine Publishes Article by Steven G. Pearl

The November, 2010, edition of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine includes an article by Steven G. Pearl entitled "The Limits on Employer Deductions from Pay in California."

The article explores section 8 of the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders, which allows employers to deduct from employees' wages for shortage, breakage, or loss "caused by a dishonest or willful act, or by the gross negligence of the employee." Mr. Pearl considers whether this provision is invalid as conflicting with the Labor Code and whether Due Process protects employees from employers' extrajudicial deductions from wages.

Los Angeles Lawyer magazine is published by the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) and is available here. Mr. Pearl co-chair's LACBA's Labor and Employment Law Section Dinner Committee and serves on the Planning Committee for LACBA's Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium.