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Jeffrey is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw’s Los Angeles office.  A member of the Labor & Employment Department, he represents management in a variety of industries, including major medical centers, universities, religious organizations, manufacturers and restaurants.

Mr. Berman has been involved in almost every aspect of labor and employment law. He has represented employers in nearly all of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) regional offices in the Western United States. His successful representation of employers before the NLRB and the Ninth and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals changed bargaining unit determinations involving hospitals and religious schools. Mr. Berman has been involved in advising and defending employers with respect to wage and hour issues for many years.  He also spends a significant portion of his time defending employer-clients in wrongful termination, employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases.

By: Ronald J. Kramer and Joshua L. Ditelberg

Earlier today the Supreme Court issued its decision in Harris v. Quinn, Case No. 11-681 (June 30, 2014), finding in a 5 to 4 decision that the First Amendment prohibits the collection of “fair share,” or agency fees from Illinois Rehabilitation Program personal assistants.  The Court