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  • About Advocacy

    Since 1896, Employers Group has been front and center defending employer’s business interests and protecting your bottom line. We’ve been in Washington DC, the statehouse, and the courthouse working to ensure that your voices are heard. Employers Group’s collective voice currently represents 3,000 businesses and 2 million jobs and employees across the country.

    For questions about Employers Group’s Advocacy efforts or how you can get involved with Employers Group’s RISE ABOVE campaign, e-mail us at advocacy@employersgroup.com

    Amicus Briefs

    Opinions & Amicus Briefs

    Employers Group Legal Committee: 2010 Amicus Briefs Review

    Case Name Category Links
    White v. Ultramar, Inc. “Managing Agent,” Supervisors Opinion
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Echazabal ADA, Civil rights of Handicapped Opinion
    US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett ADA, Civil rights of Handicapped Opinion
    E.E.O.C. v. Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps Arbitration Opinion
    Armendariz v. Foundation Health Psychcare Servs. Arbitration Opinion
    Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Adams Arbitration, Unions Opinion
    Schneider Moving & Storage Co. v. Robbins Arbitration, Unions Opinion
    Vizcaino v. Microsoft Corp. Benefits Opinion
    Watson v. Fort Worth Bank & Trust Discrimination, Civil Rights Opinion
    Dyna-Med, Inc. v. Fair Employment & Housing Comm’n Discrimination, FEHA Opinion
    Carrisales v. Dep’t of Correction Discrimination, Harassment, FEHA Opinion
    Guz v. Bechtel National, Inc. Discrimination, Termination Opinion
    Reno v. Baird Discrimination/FEHA Opinion
    Inter-Modal Rail Employees Ass’n v. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Ry. Co. Economic Activity, Employee Retirement Income Security Act Opinion
    Caterpillar Inc. v. Williams Federalism, Federral Preemption of State Jurisdiction Opinion
    Rojo v. Kliger Sexual Harassment, FEHA Opinion
    Jennings v. Marralle Termimnain (Wrongful), Discrimination, Wage and Hour, FEHA Opinion
    Gantt v. Sentry Insurance Termination (Tortious), Sexual Harassment, Worker’s Comp. Opinion
    Green v. Ralee Eng’g Co. Termination (Wrongful) Opinion
    Hunter v. UpRight, Inc. Termination (Wrongful) Opinion
    Newman v. Emerson Radio Corp. Termination (Wrongful) Opinion
    Foley v. Interactive Data Corp. Termination (Wrongful) Opinion
    City of Moorpark v. Superior Court Termination (Wrongful), FEHA Opinion
    Shoemaker v. Myers Termination (Wrongful), Worker’s Comp Opinion
    Oracle Corp. v. Falotti Termination, Benefits Opinion
    Rozay’s Transfer v. Local Freight Drivers Unions Opinion
    Cortez v. Purolator Air Filtration Products Co. Wage and Hour Opinion
    Sav-On Drug Stores, Inc. v. Superior Court Wage and Hour Opinion
    Golden Gate Restaurant Ass’n v. San Francisco ERISA Preemption.  Employer tax to pay for healthcare. Opinion
    Reid v. Google, Inc. Discrimination; Stray Remarks Opinion
    Pracha v. Ralphs Profit-based incentive compensation Opinion
    Brewer v. Premier Golf Properties Employment contracts; Statutory requirements and regulations. Opinion
    Savaglio v. Wal-Mart Stores Meal Periods Opinion
    Chamber of Commers of US v. Brown Preemption; NLRA; Speech Opinion
    DHL Express (USA), Inc. v. Ontiveros Arbitration agreements Opinion
    LeBlanc v. White Memorial Medical Center Arbitration agreements Opinion
    Harris v. Santa monica Opinion
    Coito v. Superior Court Attorney work product Opinion
    Riley v. Kennedy Union activities; Funding Opinion
    District of Columbia v. Heller Opinion
    Pellegrino v. Robert Half Int’l Overtime exemptions Opinion
    Rite Aid
    Brinker v. Superior Court Meal Periods Opinion
    Chavez v. City of Los Angeles Attorney’s Fees Opinion
    Duran, et al. v. US Bank Class certification; Wage and Hour
    Arenas v. El Torito Restaurants Class certification;exempt status Opinion
    Costco v. Superior Court Work product; Confidentiality; exempt status Opinion
    Dukes v. Wal-Mart, Inc. Sex Discrimination; Wages Opinion
    Jaimez v. Daiohs USA, Inc. Class certification; Wage and Hour Opinion
    Sullivan v. Oracle Corp. Business travelers; CA State Labor Code Opinion
    Wingert v. Yellow Freight Systems, Inc. Opinion
    Pearson Dental Supplies, Inc. v. Superior Court FEHA Discrimination; Arbitration Opinion
    Dotson v. Amgen, Inc. Arbitration Opinion
    California Grocers Assn. v. City of Los Angeles NLRA; Labor-Management Relations Opinion
    Roby v. McKesson Corp. Discrimination; harassment; damage awards Opinion
    Bradley v. Networkers International Independent contractors; Wages; Meal and rest periods. Summary
    Whalen v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Exempt status Opinion
    Cable Connection, Inc. v. DirecTV, Inc. Arbitration; Judicial review Opinion
    Currie-White v. blockbuster PAGA; Discovery; Seats
    Sandra T.E. v. South Berwyn School District 100 Attorney-client privilege; work product Opinion
    Keller v. Tuesday Morning, Inc. Exempt status; overtime; class certification Opinion
    Int’l Society for Krishna Consciousness of Calif. v. City of Los Angeles Public forums;Reasonable restrictions Opinion
    Servive Employees International v. Preferred Building Svc NLRA;
    Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1756 v. Superior Court PAGA: Unfair Competition Opinion
    Arias v. Superior Court (Angelo Dairy) PAGA: Unfair Competition; Class action Opinion
    Ybarra v. Aramark Corp Termination; Disposition of final wages
    Waremart Foods v. NLRB Opinion
    Amaral v. Cintas Corp. No. 2 Living wage ordinance; Opinion
    Randall v. Costco Wholesale Corp. Attorney-client privilege; work product
    Kimoto v. McDonalds Corp. Meal and Rest periods; class certification
    Chou v. Starbucks Corp. Wages; Tip pooling
    Pineda v Bank of America, N.A. Wages; final payments Opinion
    Hammond v. County of Los Angeles Opinion
    Castillo v. Beverly Books, Inc. Meal and Rest periods; Opinion
    Willis v. Dep’t of Agriculture Opinion
    Deleon v. Verizon Wireless Commissions; Wages; Opinion
    Chindarah v. Pick Up Stix, Inc. Exempt status; wages; overtime Opinion

    Contact Your Representative

    Employers Group encourages our members to reach out to their local, state, and federal leaders in support of business and employer-friendly legislation. Please use the following links to contact the leaders who represent your area:

    Follow this link to find your California Legislator:

    Follow this link to visit the government website where you can write to your representative:

    Follow this link to visit the US Senate website to contact your U.S. Senator:


    Mark Wilbur

    President & CEO

    Email : mwilbur@employersgroup.com

    Services : Advocacy

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