Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pearl Law Firm Associate Leonard H. Sansanowicz Prevails in Trial

Congratulations to Pearl Law Firm associate Leonard H. Sansanowicz, who recovered more than $155,000 in wages for an individual who worked as a repairman in a jewelry shop and was treated as an independent contractor. Mr. Sansanowicz conducted a two-day bench trial before Hon. Luis Lavin in Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District, Department 13. Mr. Sansanowicz now will move to recover our client's attorney fees.

Mr. Sansanowicz focuses his practice on wage and hour litigation, class actions, and unfair competition. Mr. Sansanowicz earned his law degree at Loyola Law School, where he served as a Senior Articles Editor of the Loyola Law Review of Los Angeles, was a member of the nationally ranked Byrne Trial Advocacy competition team, and served as a board member of the Jewish Students Law Association, La Raza, and the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Monday, December 20, 2010

CEB Asks Steven G. Pearl to Present "Wage and Hour Compliance for Business Law Practitioners"

Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) has asked Steven G. Pearl to present a seminar on "Wage and Hour Compliance for Business Law Practitioners." The program is geared toward attorneys who represent businesses, but do not have expertise in wage and hour law. Topics include:
  • State vs. federal law
  • Exempt vs. nonexempt status
  • Overtime issues
  • Off-the-clock claims
  • Meal and rest period compliance
  • Minimum wage
  • Alternative work schedules
  • Final pay issues
  • Employees vs. independent contractors
To register or to obtain more information, please go here.