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This post was authored by Jennifer Rosner In a recent decision by a California Court of Appeal, a Court held that it was not unreasonable for the City of Los Angeles to assign temporarily injured recruit officers to light-duty administrative assignments in light of the City’s past policy and practice of doing so. Plaintiffs were recruit police officers and entered the Police Academy shortly after they were hired.  During the Academy training, each of the…
This post was authored by Alison R. Kalinski The United States Court of Federal Claims (a court with nationwide jurisdiction hearing specialized claims against the federal government) recently held that a group of certified canine handlers were not entitled to compensation for time spent training to become certified canine instructors.  This was because the training was voluntary and its purpose was not to improve their current duties.  The case, Almanza v. United States, was…
This blog post was authored by Connie C. Almond and Danny Yoo In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor issued revised regulations interpreting the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).  Since then, California employers have been left uncertain as to which of the changes the Department of Fair Employment and Housing would adopt for similar family care and medical leave under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”). The California Fair Employment and Housing Council…