On April 1, 2021, Altshuler Berzon LLP, together with co-counsel Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP, filed a Consolidated Class Action Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction against Bank of America, N.A., seeking immediate relief for tens of thousands of California unemployment benefits recipients who have been denied access to their public benefits as a result […]
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On January 19, 2021, Altshuler Berzon LLP filed amicus briefs and evidence to support emergency regulations adopted by Cal-OSHA in November 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the State, in two cases brought to overturn those regulations. Altshuler Berzon LLP represents, and filed the amicus briefs on behalf of, a multi-union coalition comprising […]
On Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”), SEIU California, three drivers, and a consumer filed a constitutional challenge to Proposition 22, the November 2020 ballot measure that purported to exempt, from California’s labor and employment protections, drivers who work for transportation and delivery companies like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Instacart. These […]
On February 8, 2021, the Alaska State Superior Court delivered a complete victory to the Alaska State Employees Association, AFSCME Local 52 (“ASEA”) in a dispute with the State of Alaska about the deduction of voluntary union membership dues. In 2019, Alaska’s Governor Michael Dunleavy and now-former Attorney General Kevin Clarkson announced that the State […]
On February 1, 2021, voting rights advocates represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP entered a 10-year settlement agreement with 31 Florida county Supervisors of Elections to provide Spanish-language ballots, election materials, and oral assistance to help ensure that Spanish-speaking voters educated in Puerto Rico and protected by Section 4(e) of the federal Voting Rights Act can […]
On January 26, 2021, Altshuler Berzon LLP, together with co-counsel, filed a federal class action lawsuit brought by plaintiffs Roland Oosthuizen and Rosemary Mathews on behalf of themselves and thousands of other Californians who have been victimized by fraudulent transactions in their Bank of America-issued unemployment benefit debit card accounts. The lawsuit seeks to hold […]
On January 26, 2021, after more than 13 years of litigation, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Neiman Marcus unlawfully interfered with former cosmetics salesperson Tayler Bayer’s rights under Section 503(b) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by forcing Bayer to choose between keeping his job or becoming bound […]
On January 18, 2021, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) filed an amicus brief in AFT v. OSHA, a Ninth Circuit action for a writ of mandate to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) to issue a safety standard to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The union’s brief highlights how […]
On December 30, 2020, the Central District of California rejected an attempt by talent agency William Morris Endeavor (“WME”) to preliminarily enjoin the campaign by Writers Guild of America, West and Writers Guild of America, East (“the Guilds”) to eliminate talent agencies’ conflicts of interest. WME sought to enjoin the Guilds from enforcing a talent […]
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California today issued a decision in State of California, et al. v. Azar, vacating a Trump Administration regulation that sought to prohibit homecare workers who provide services under states’ Medicaid programs from paying for benefits like health insurance and union dues via payroll deduction. The Court […]