Fergus Johnson

Attorney Fergus Johnson has been an AFL-CIO member for 14 years, serving his union as an executive trustee, a shop steward, and a director. Coming from a strong labor background, and with a desire to help his fellow workers, law school was the obvious next step.

As a labor attorney with Rose Law, Fergus enjoys helping working people by applying his legal knowledge and skills, plus his practical experience as a union official. Fergus is an active member of International Association of Firefighters, Local 522.


  • Lincoln Law School, Juris Doctor
  • University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science (with college honors)

Bar Admissions


City of Calexico v. Bergeson (CA4/1 D076963 5/13/21) Police Officer Termination

| Public Employees, Unions, Writ of Mandate (Mandamus) | No Comments
Rudy Alarcon filed a petition for writ of mandate seeking to invalidate hearing officer Robert Bergeson’s decision upholding the City of Calexico’s (City) termination of Alarcon’s employment as a City…

Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int’l (9th Cir. 17-16096 2/2/21) Dynamex/Wage and Hour 

| ABC Test, Class Actions, Independent Contractor | No Comments
Having received the California Supreme Court’s answer to a certified question, the panel amended and reissued its opinion, and vacated the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Jan-Pro Franchising…

Salazar v. See’s Candy Shops, Incorporated (CA2/2 B300778, filed 4/26/21, pub. ord. 5/10/21) Wage and Hour Class Certification 

| Class Actions, Employment Law, Wages & Overtime Law | No Comments
Debbie Salazar appeals from an order denying her motion to certify a class of employees of respondents See’s Candies, Inc., and See’s Candy Shops, Incorporated (collectively, See’s).  Salazar alleges that…