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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Reminder -- Watch List Webinar Today at Noon: Ralphs v. UFCWU (Picketing Rights and the First Amendment)

The State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section presents our first webinar from The Watch List:

Ralphs Grocery Co. v. UFCWU Local 8:
Statutory Picketing Rights and the First Amendment

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

1.0 Total Participatory MCLE Credits (No Ethics)

On December 27, the California Supreme Court in Ralphs Grocery Co. v. UFCWU Local 8 held that two statutory provisions – Code of Civil Procedure section 527.3 (the Moscone Act) and Labor Code section 1138.1 (section 1138.1) – protect a labor union’s right to picket on private property in front of a grocery store, even though that property does not constitute a public forum under the California Constitution’s liberty of speech provision. The Court further held that the Moscone Act and section 1138.1, which are components of a state statutory system for regulating labor relations and which are modeled on federal law do not run afoul of the federal constitutional prohibition on content discrimination in speech regulations. 

Paul L. More (counsel for UFCWU, argued before Supreme Court) 
William J. Emanuel (counsel for amici Employers Group, et al.)
Steven G. Pearl, ADR Services, Inc. 
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The Watch List is a series of webinars on the latest cases of interest to California employment attorneys. We will present the Watch List webinars as soon as possible after decisions are published, and our speakers frequently will be the attorneys who argued in the reviewing court. The Watch List webinars will bring you the most up-to-date information from the leading attorneys in California and the nation. 

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