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The California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) is a statewide organization of over 1,300 California attorneys who devote the major portion of their practices to representing employees. Our members work on both individual employment cases and class actions, including cases involving unpaid wages, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblowing.

We also provide timely news regarding California legislation, regulations and court decisions that affect employee rights.

News Releases

CELA Statement on the Passing of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 19, 2020

California Coalition Representing Millions of Workers Seeks Executive Action by Governor Newsom During COVID-19 Crisis
March 26, 2020

California Senate Moves to Protect Workers Delayed and Denied Justice
May 28, 2019

#MeToo Inspired Bill Wins Assembly Support
May 23, 2019

State Assembly Votes to Ban Retaliatory “No Rehire” Clauses that Lock Out Sexual Harassment Victims
May 2, 2019

Congress Introduces the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act
February 27, 2019

CELA Applauds Congress for Sexual Harassment Reforms
December 13, 2018

CELA and ERA Applaud Governor Brown for Signing Strongest Sexual Harassment Legislation in the Nation
September 30, 2018

In a Nail Biter Finish, #MeToo Omnibus Bill SB 1300 Heads to Governor
September 1, 2018

CELA in the News

San Francisco to Require Vaccinations for All City Employees, The Associated Press
June 24, 2021

Stripped Down: How Hollywood’s Favorite Pole-Dancing Studio Was Undone by Allegations of Emotional Exploitation and Racial Insensitivity, The Hollywood Reporter
June 3, 2021

Column: This job requires you to pay $1,800 for your own training, LA Times
May 14, 2021

Appellate shots fired in state labor statute challenge, Daily Journal (requires subscription)
May 13, 2021

Forced unemployment and second-class status: The life of Google's data center contractors, Protocol
April 19, 2021

California Leads with #MeToo Reforms, San Francisco Chronicle
December 31, 2018

The Two Sides of Unique California Labor Law, Courthouse News Service
December 11, 2018

Paying Californians Little Trickier Under Three High Court Cases, Bloomberg Law
October 30, 2018

California Makes It Easier to Bring Sexual Harassment Claims, Bloomberg Law
September 30, 2018

Op-Ed: Ban agreements that silence workers from exposing sexual harassment, By Rosanna Arquette and Adama Iwu, Sacramento Bee
September 25, 2018

Op-Ed: California can be the leader in sexual harassment protection — if Jerry Brown signs these five bills by Mira Sorvino, Los Angeles Times
September 24, 2018

State lawmakers introduced a series of bills in the wake of #MeToo. Where are they now?, KPCC (NPR Los Angeles)
August 15, 2018

California Legislature’s #MeToo Bills Draw Opposition From Business Groups, Capital Public Radio News
August 14, 2018

At California’s Capitol, those accused of sexual harassment find success, San Francisco Chronicle
Feb. 17, 2018