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  • Mizrahi Law is delighted to welcome Peyton Jones back to the firm as a summer associate.

    Before law school, Peyton worked as a paralegal for Mizrahi Law for two years. Here, she found her passion advocating for the rights of employees.

    Peyton earned her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, majoring in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Law. She is now a rising third-year law student at Loyola Law School.

    Her bio can be found here.

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    Ramit Mizrahi will be presenting at a Beverly Hills Bar Association dinner program on Trial Preparation and Trial after People vs. Sanchez.

    Date and time: TBD, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Beverly Hills Bar Association, 9420 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Update: This event will be rescheduled.

  • The May 2019 issue of the California Lawyers Association’s Labor & Employment Law Review featured Ramit Mizrahi’s fourth message as Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section.

    In her column, Ramit shares her insights on how to make the practice of law (and life) more rewarding. Click on the below image to read the article in full.

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    On July 19, 2019, Ramit Mizrahi will be moderating a panel at the California Lawyers Association’s 36th Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Meeting.

    Title: The Secret of My Success: Insights from Top Trial Lawyers

    Date and time: Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Description: Some plaintiff-side employment attorneys routinely score seven-figure verdicts, while some management attorneys regularly obtain defense verdicts. How do they do it? You’ll find out in this seminar, where four ace trial lawyers will discuss how they work and will share some of the lessons they have learned from experience. This will not be your typical success stories panel, as we hope you will take away ideas that will help you in your next trial.

    Additional information can be found on the CLA website, here.

  • Senate Bill 135 could expand family and medical leave protections to many more California employees

    son and father enjoying family leave

    On January 15, 2019, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of California’s 19th District introduced Senate Bill 135 (“SB 135”). The bill seeks to significantly expand California workers’ access to job-protected, paid family and medical leave by extending coverage under the California Family Rights Act and California’s Paid Family Leave program. The legislation follows Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement that he is committed to expanding paid family leave.

    Senator Jackson introduced SB 135 with four main goals:

    1. Ensuring that all workers have job protection when they take paid family leave.
    2. Extending the time period workers can take paid family leave to care for an ill family member and so that every newborn can be cared for by a parent or close family member for their first six months of life.
    3. Expanding and harmonizing the definition of family member in our family leave laws to reflect the realities of today’s working families.
    4. Increasing the wage replacement amount to ensure families can afford to take leave.

    1. OVERVIEW OF EXISTING PROTECTIONS

    To understand the potential impact of SB 135, it is helpful to start with an overview of California’s existing family and medical leave laws.

    The Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (“PDLL”) allows employees to take up to four months of unpaid, job-protected leave for pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions. The law covers all employees at companies with five or more employees; employees are covered from their first. . .

  • John L. SchwabMizrahi Law is pleased to announce that John L. Schwab has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019, John has experience litigating cases from inception through jury trial.

    Prior to joining Mizrahi Law, John completed a prestigious fellowship at a nationally-renowned trial law firm in Los Angeles. He also worked at a boutique plaintiff-side law firm in San Francisco. While in law school, John was named “Law Student of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of California.

    John works exclusively on behalf of employees in cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. He serves on the editorial board for the California Labor & Employment Law Review—the official publication of the California Lawyers Association Labor and Employment Law Section—and is an active member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).

    His bio can be found here.

  • On March 26, 2019, Ramit Mizrahi appeared on AirTalk (hosted by Larry Mantle) at KPCC to discuss the importance of SB 188, the CROWN Act.

    The CROWN Act will prohibit workplace discrimination against employees who wear their hair in braids, locks, twists, and other protective hairstyles. It will prevent employers from enforcing seemingly “race neutral” grooming policies that prevent people of color from growing their naturally textured or curly hair or wearing it in certain hairstyles.

    The CROWN Act will do so by amending the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (specifically, Government Code § 12926) to add the following definitions:

    (w) “Race” is inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles.

    (x) “Protective hairstyles” includes, but is not limited to, such hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists.

    The episode can be found here: Braids, locs and twists: new CA bill aims to protect certain hairstyles from workplace discrimination.

  • The March 2019 issue of the California Lawyers Association’s Labor & Employment Law Review featured Ramit Mizrahi’s third message as Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section.

    In her column, Ramit shares the tools and practices she uses to run an efficient law practice. Click on the below image to read the article in full.

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    On February 7, 2019, Ramit Mizrahi will be presenting at the California Lawyers Association’s Employment Law 101 Conference. The conference is designed to teach fundamentals to lawyers new to employment law. She will be presenting on the leaves of absence compliance panel (10:15-11:45 a.m.).

    Date and time: February 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

    Location: Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Additional information can be found on the CLA website, here: https://calawyers.org/Sections/Labor-Employment-Law/Education/Employment-Law-101

  • The January 2019 issue of the California Lawyers Association’s Labor & Employment Law Review features an article authored by Ramit Mizrahi, Andrew Friedman, and Tony Oncidi.

    The article—”The Top Employment Cases of 2018″—highlights the most important California state and federal employment cases from last year. Click on the below image to read the article in full.

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