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Zack is an associate in the firm’s labor and employment practice group. He has litigated on behalf of a broad spectrum of clients, from individuals in business or property disputes to agricultural businesses, restaurants, and banks. He handles a wide variety of matters, including contract and real estate disputes, employment disputes and labor law compliance lawsuits, corporate and partnership dissolutions, trademark and copyright disputes, trade secret cases, administrative hearings and appeals, and writ petitions. His analytical abilities have contributed to victories from temporary injunctive relief to summary judgment.

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down two decisions yesterday that affect religious employers.

In the first, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, the Court held that the “so-called ministerial exception” applies more broadly, preventing courts from intervening in disputes between schools “with a religious mission” and any “teacher [entrusted] with the responsibility of

On December 29, 2017, in Kim v. Reins International California, Inc., the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles ruled that a plaintiff no longer has standing to assert PAGA claims once the plaintiff has settled and dismissed his individual claims against his employer. This decision could have far-reaching implications in PAGA litigation, changing the way both plaintiff’s attorneys and defense attorneys approach PAGA lawsuits.
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