The Weight Of Chavez V. City Of Los Angeles

Law360, New York (February 2, 2010, 4:35 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court has come down with a significant new opinion in Chavez v. City of Los Angeles that could radically alter the balance of power in the never-ending battle between the interests of employers and employees here in the state.

Or maybe not.

Instead, it could amount to nothing more than a whimper if the trial courts in the state don’t rally behind the principles underlying the decision. Only time will tell.

But to understand the potential impact of the Chavez decision, it is...
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