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Norma Nava Franklin to Receive the 2018 HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award

Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP Partner Norma Nava Franklin will receive an HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award later this year. On February 14, 2018, the HNBA released the list of 33 attorneys selected from across the nation to receive this prestigious award. The HNBA announced that its Top Lawyers Under 40 Award “honors [...]

Norma Nava Franklin to Receive the 2018 HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award2023-02-23T20:37:02+00:00

GHS Participates in Program to Promote Faculty Diversity for Community Colleges

Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP is proud to provide pro bono services for the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) spearheaded by Thuy Nguyen, Interim General Counsel for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The Initiative included a 3-part Webinar Series focused on Equal Employment Opportunity and Faculty Diversity. The webinar series is part of IEPI's efforts [...]

GHS Participates in Program to Promote Faculty Diversity for Community Colleges2023-02-23T20:53:43+00:00

California Equal Pay Act Applicable to Both Private and Public Employers

The California Fair Pay Act, Senate Bill 358, was approved by Governor Brown on October 6, 2015 and will take effect January 1, 2016. The bill modifies California's existing equal pay laws (Labor Code section 1197.5) in the following ways: 1. Existing law prohibits employers from paying any employee less than another employee [...]

California Equal Pay Act Applicable to Both Private and Public Employers2023-04-19T21:26:04+00:00

Schools Need to Keep Good Records on Students’ Participation in Competitive Sports during all of 2015-2016 (and beyond)

In August 2014, the Governor signed SB 1349 which supplements the Sex Equity in Education Act so as to require all schools (including charter schools) offering competitive sports (i.e., any sport that has a coach and a governing organization, practices and competes during a defined season, and has competition as its primary goal) to [...]

Schools Need to Keep Good Records on Students’ Participation in Competitive Sports during all of 2015-2016 (and beyond)2023-04-19T21:26:14+00:00

Deadline Looming to Ensure all Mandated Reporters Receive Required Training for 2015-16

REMINDER: Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, all school districts, county offices of education and charter schools must train all of their employees who are mandated reporters within 6 weeks of the start of school (and within 6 weeks of hire) every year. As part of the training, employees must be told that [...]

Deadline Looming to Ensure all Mandated Reporters Receive Required Training for 2015-162023-04-19T21:29:24+00:00

Districts Required to Adopt New Policies to Protect Students from Certain Residency Investigation Techniques

When Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (District 14) read a news article regarding investigatory tactics used by a private investigator hired by the Orinda Unified School District to investigate the residency of Vivian, a 7 year old girl who was thereafter “disenrolled” from the District, she was prompted to action (See Vivan's full story). When promoting [...]

Districts Required to Adopt New Policies to Protect Students from Certain Residency Investigation Techniques2023-04-19T21:28:46+00:00

Eran Bermudez Selected to Tom Homann LGBT Law Association Board of Directors

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP Partner Eran Bermudez was voted to the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association's Board of Directors. The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association is dedicated to the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues in California and the nation. The Association also strives to serve as a platform [...]

Eran Bermudez Selected to Tom Homann LGBT Law Association Board of Directors2023-04-19T21:24:46+00:00

Mary Hernandez Selected to California Bar Foundation Board of Directors

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP Equity Partner Mary Hernandez has been selected to the California Bar Foundation's Board of Directors. The California Bar Foundation is a non-profit organization that distributes grants to other organizations, courts, bar associations for law-related projects as well as awarding scholarships to law school students. The Foundation also encourages [...]

Mary Hernandez Selected to California Bar Foundation Board of Directors2023-04-19T21:02:13+00:00

GHSB Prevails in Commercial Litigation Case

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP attorneys Nadia Bermudez and Rodrigo Guevara prevailed in a commercial litigation case on behalf of their client, DES Metals, Inc. Judge Mel Red Recana of the Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled in favor of DES Metals after a 4 day court trial (Case No. BC506315). DES [...]

GHSB Prevails in Commercial Litigation Case2023-04-19T21:02:20+00:00

Legal Update: Changes in Student Discipline Law for Willful Defiance

A bill restricting the ability of school administrators to suspend or expel students for willful defiance (AB 420) was signed into law on September 28, 2014 by Governor Jerry Brown. It will take effect January 1, 2015. Under the new law, student in grades K-12 cannot be expelled on the basis of willful defiance [...]

Legal Update: Changes in Student Discipline Law for Willful Defiance2023-04-19T21:02:26+00:00
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