GHS Sponsors Exhibit Honoring Women’s Progress in the Legal Profession

On November 11, 2015, Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP  Partner Mary T. Hernández attended the Opening Exhibit of Luminarias de la Ley, Luminaries of the Law at the University of Denver in Colorado. The Exhibit features original research on the First Latina Lawyers (1900-1980) by GHS former partner Dolores Atencio. Approximately 47 mounted panels [...]

GHS Sponsors Exhibit Honoring Women’s Progress in the Legal Profession2023-02-23T20:54:00+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

Legislation Changes Residency Requirements for Children of Live-In Domestic Workers

Following their controversial investigation into the residency of a live-in Nanny’s 7 year-old child, the Orinda Unified School District reversed their decision to disenroll the second grader but reportedly did so only after requiring her mother’s employer to agree to become the second graders’ official caregivers and complete a caregiver affidavit. See original [...]

Legislation Changes Residency Requirements for Children of Live-In Domestic Workers2023-04-19T21:28:22+00:00

Lease/Leaseback Transactions Under Fire

On August 26, 2015, the California Supreme Court refused to review the Fifth Appellate District’s decision in Davis v. Fresno Unified School District, allowing the case to return to the Superior Court for a trial on the merits. In addition, the Supreme Court refused to depublish the Davis Court’s decision, which means that [...]

Lease/Leaseback Transactions Under Fire2023-04-19T21:28:36+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

GHSB Proudly Supports Research on First Latinas Licensed to Practice Law

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP is proud to support The First Latina Lawyers - Las Primeras Abogadas, a groundbreaking project by former GHSB Partner, Dolores Atencio, which documents the first Latinas licensed to practice law in the United States. Dolores is a former President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), former chair [...]

GHSB Proudly Supports Research on First Latinas Licensed to Practice Law2023-04-19T21:29:49+00:00

Congratulations to New Partners, Lawrence Joe and Conor Kennedy

Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP is proud to announce its newest partners Lawrence S. Joe and Conor Kennedy. Lawrence and Conor formally became partners in the firm effective January 1, 2021. “We are so proud of Lawrence and Conor. They exemplify the first-rate heart and first-rate mind criteria that our firm requires of [...]

Congratulations to New Partners, Lawrence Joe and Conor Kennedy2023-10-02T18:04:21+00:00
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