Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pearl Law Firm Associate Leonard H. Sansanowicz Authors Amicus Letters in Tien v. Tenet Healthcare

Pearl Law Firm associate Leonard H. Sansanowicz authored a pair of amicus curiae letters to the California Supreme Court on behalf of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), asking the Court to depublish or grant review in Tien v. Tenet Healthcare Corp. (2/16/11) 2011 WL 523611.

Tien, discussed in detail here, addressed a number of issues, including proper interpretation of California's meal and rest period requirements. These issues are before the California Supreme Court in Brinker v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum). On May 18, 2001, the Court granted review in Tien and deferred further action pending its decision in Brinker.

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.

California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) is a state-wide organization of more than 1,000 California attorneys whose members represent employees in employment law matters. Mr. Sansanowicz serves on CELA's Wage and Hour and Legislative Committees.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Steven G. Pearl to Speak at Consumer Attorneys Convention in Las Vegas

The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) has asked Steven G. Pearl to speak at its Annual Convention on September 9, 2011, at the Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas. Mr. Pearl will address misclassification issues in wage and hour class actions.

Steven G. Pearl is a SuperLawyer™ mediator and attorney in Los Angeles, California. He focuses on wage and hour litigation, class actions, and unfair competition litigation.