California Employment Law Update

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Change In Retirees’ Health Benefits Did Not Constitute Age Discrimination, But May Be A Breach Of Contract

Harris v. County of Orange, 2018 WL 4211161 (9th Cir. 2018) This case arises from a restructuring of two benefit plans that the County of Orange provides to its retirees.  The retirees allege they have an implied contractual right to receive the benefits provided to them throughout their retirement.  Although the district court dismissed the … Continue Reading

Employer Not Required To Give Retirement Credit For Pregnancy Leaves Taken Before 1979

Hulteen v. AT&T Corp., 441 F.3d 653 (9th Cir. 2006) The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) became effective in 1979. Prior to the PDA, an AT&T employee who was on pregnancy leave was not awarded service credit for the period of her pregnancy leave, whereas employees who were on other temporary disability leaves … Continue Reading

Disabled County Employees Were Not Entitled To Cash-Out Of Their Vacation Benefits

Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers’ Ass’n v. County of Los Angeles, 115 Cal. App. 4th 866 (2004) William Kupper and Bennie Layne worked as investigators for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office before becoming temporarily disabled after being injured on the job. Kupper and Layne both retired after their disabilities became permanent. Under … Continue Reading

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