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

GHSB Partners Lead Panel Discussion on Vergara v. California

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP Equity Partners Mary Hernandez and Bonifacio Bonny Garcia led a panel discussion on Vergara v California and its implications for school districts at the California Latino School Boards Association Unity Conference. The court’s recent ruling in Vergara v. California which declared California teacher tenure, dismissal and lay-off statutes unconstitutional is only [...]

GHSB Partners Lead Panel Discussion on Vergara v. California2023-04-19T21:02:32+00:00

Lawrence Joe Co-Chairs OCA National Convention

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP Attorney Lawrence Joe co-chaired the 2014 OCA National Convention in Los Angeles. In its 41st edition, the OCA National Convention met to honor leaders in the Asian Pacific American (APA) community and promote advocacy among APA’s. The theme for the OCA Convention this year was “On Location [...]

Lawrence Joe Co-Chairs OCA National Convention2023-04-19T21:02:38+00:00

LAUSD Changes School Discipline Policy

The Los Angeles Unified School District unveiled a new student disciplinary effort on Tuesday, moving to decriminalize its school discipline policy and utilize more non-punitive strategies. School Police will no longer give citations for minor offenses such as fights, petty thefts, vandalism, or possession of small amount of marijuana or alcohol. Students will [...]

LAUSD Changes School Discipline Policy2023-04-19T21:02:45+00:00

Legal Update: CA Court of Appeals Upholds Board Decision to Terminate Regardless of Technical Error

Garcia, Hernández, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP recently prevailed on behalf of the firm’s client, the Hueneme Elementary School District, in a published case before the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 6 -- DeYoung v. Commission on Professional Competence (7/30/14) 2d Civil No. B248502. In DeYoung, the California Court of Appeal [...]

Legal Update: CA Court of Appeals Upholds Board Decision to Terminate Regardless of Technical Error2023-04-19T21:23:51+00:00

Legal Update: Riley v. California’s Potential Impact on School Districts

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in Riley v. California that police may not search cell phones incident to an arrest, without a warrant, unless another exception to the warrant rules applies (e.g., exigent circumstances).  Generally, police do not need a warrant to search a person they are arresting, a rule [...]

Legal Update: Riley v. California’s Potential Impact on School Districts2023-04-19T21:03:01+00:00

Employment Laws on the Horizon — What Employers in California May Expect in 2015; San Diego Raises Minimum Wage

California employers will have to wait to see whether significant employment law bills will successfully make their way through both houses of the Legislature and meet the fateful pen of Governor Jerry Brown. A number of proposed laws could impact areas of minimum wage, paid sick leave, anti-discrimination laws and enforcement of unpaid [...]

Employment Laws on the Horizon — What Employers in California May Expect in 2015; San Diego Raises Minimum Wage2023-04-19T21:22:47+00:00
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