Co-authored by Lorie Almon and Dana Howells

In the 24/7 healthcare industry, thirty-six hour workweeks comprised of three 12-hour shifts are popular with nurses – more free time, ability to pick up additional shifts, and less time spent commuting are some of the advantages. Different pay for different shifts – more desirable versus less desirable – is commonplace, and it

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Co-authored by Dana Howells and Brandon L. Spurlock

Like all federal courts, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has promulgated Local Rules  that have the force of law to the extent they do not contravene the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Local Rules need to be taken seriously, including Local Rule 23-3’s requirement that a

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