Nitasha Sawhney Speaks at White House Commemoration of Guru Nanak Gurpurab

November 20, 2013- Partner Nitasha Sawhney spoke at the White House Commemoration of the birth of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru. Ms. Sawhney is the Board Co-Chair of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and a commissioner of the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs. She was one of four Sikh [...]

Nitasha Sawhney Speaks at White House Commemoration of Guru Nanak Gurpurab2023-04-19T20:59:51+00:00

GHSB Attorneys’ Article on Religious Accommodations in the Workplace Featured in ABA Newsletter

The latest Employment Law & Litigation Committee Newsletter for the American Bar Association features an article written by our own Nadia Bermudez and Chaka Okadigbo. The article, on religious accommodations in the workplace, cites two recent federal court rulings that highlight the difficulty in defining religion in federal religious discrimination cases. The article [...]

GHSB Attorneys’ Article on Religious Accommodations in the Workplace Featured in ABA Newsletter2023-04-19T21:09:17+00:00

Nitasha Sawhney Participates in Town Hall on State of Filipino Americans in California

Partner Nitasha Sawhney participated in the first Town Hall hearing on the State of Filipino Americans in California. The town hall was convened by Assembly member Rob Bonta, along with the Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and the California Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs on October 25, 2013. The [...]

Nitasha Sawhney Participates in Town Hall on State of Filipino Americans in California2023-04-19T20:59:26+00:00

Nadia Bermudez Appointed as Vice President of La Raza Lawyers Association of California

On October 11, 2013, Nadia P. Bermudez was appointed to serve as Southern California Regional Vice President of La Raza Lawyers Association of California, a state-wide organization and network supporting Chicano/a and Latino/a lawyer groups. “I look forward to participating in the La Raza Lawyers organization on a state-wide level as a strong [...]

Nadia Bermudez Appointed as Vice President of La Raza Lawyers Association of California2023-04-19T21:08:45+00:00

New Law Requires Changes to District Policies on Continuation School Enrollment

Governor Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 570 which will require changes to school district policies regarding student enrollment in continuation schools beginning January 1, 2014. Continuation high schools provide opportunities for students to complete academic courses required to graduate from high school within a program of instruction that emphasizes occupational training and supports [...]

New Law Requires Changes to District Policies on Continuation School Enrollment2023-04-19T21:07:18+00:00

Employer May Be Responsible for Post-Company Party Tragic Events

A California appellate court recently held that an employer may be responsible for a drunk driving collision that transpired following a non-mandatory company party where an employee imbibed excessive alcohol. Purton v. Marriott Int'l, Inc., No. D060475 (Cal. Ct. App. Jul. 31, 2013). What was intended to be a celebratory event thanking employees [...]

Employer May Be Responsible for Post-Company Party Tragic Events2023-04-19T21:07:02+00:00

Districts Must Ensure Transgender Students’ Rights to Participate in Sex-Segregated Sports and Other School Programs under New Law

Assembly Bill 1266 (“School Success and Opportunity Act”) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on Monday, August 12, 2013.  AB 1266 amends Education Code Section 221.5 to expressly allow transgender students the right to participate in school groups, including school sports and use facilities that correspond with their expressed gender identification.  [...]

Districts Must Ensure Transgender Students’ Rights to Participate in Sex-Segregated Sports and Other School Programs under New Law2023-04-19T20:59:00+00:00

Nadia Bermudez Interprets Recent Decisions on Unpaid Intern Cases

Unpaid Intern? Not So Fast Says Court By Nadia P. Bermudez As unpaid internships have gained popularity among the unemployed, a recent ruling may impact the continuance of such internship programs in the private sector. Earlier this week, a New York district court judge ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated labor laws after [...]

Nadia Bermudez Interprets Recent Decisions on Unpaid Intern Cases2023-04-19T21:06:19+00:00

Nadia Bermudez and Eran Bermudez Present to Imperial Valley Human Resources Association

Garcia, Hernández, Sawhney & Bermudez Partner Nadia Bermudez and Senior Associate Eran Bermudez were the featured speakers at the Imperial County Human Resources Association’s monthly luncheon. They presented a workshop entitled "Disability Discrimination and Accommodation: Navigating the Complex Currents of California Employment Law.” The presentation included a refresher course of the basics of [...]

Nadia Bermudez and Eran Bermudez Present to Imperial Valley Human Resources Association2023-04-19T21:05:41+00:00

Education Attorney Leah Smith Joins Garcia, Hernández, Sawhney & Bermudez

Leah Smith, a cum laude graduate of William & Mary School of Law, has joined Garcia, Hernández, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP as an associate in the San Francisco Bay Area office. Smith will become part of the firm’s education law practice and serving its many school district and public agency clients. She brings [...]

Education Attorney Leah Smith Joins Garcia, Hernández, Sawhney & Bermudez2023-04-19T20:58:32+00:00
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