Thursday, July 14, 2011

"California Wage and Hour Law and Litigation" Wins International "Best Publication" Award

California Wage and Hour Law and Litigation, co-authored by Steven G. Pearl, is the "Best Publication" of 2011, according to the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), an international organization devoted to improving the performance of CLE professionals. ACLEA's annual awards are highly competitive, and the winning projects represent the highest level of achievement for the staff and authors involved.

California Wage and Hour Law and Litigation is published by California Education of the Bar (CEB), California's leading legal publisher. The treatise is available here.

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.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pearl Law Firm Associate Leonard H. Sansanowicz Authors Amicus Letters in Lamps Plus Overtime Cases

Pearl Law Firm associate Leonard H. Sansanowicz has 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 or grant review in In re. Lamps Plus Overtime Cases (5/10/11) 195 Cal.App.4th 389.

Lamps Plus, discussed in detail here, addresses a number of issues, Labor Code section 226 and 203 issues and the proper interpretation of California's meal and rest period requirements. This issue is before the California Supreme Court in Brinker v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum).

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.

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, Legislative, and Amicus Committees.