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.

Education

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

Bar Admissions

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Kennedy v. Bremerton School District (9th Cir. 20-35222 den. rehg. en banc 7/19/21) First Amendment Establishment Clause/Title VII 

| 1st Amendment, Constitutional Law, Public Employees | No Comments
The panel issued an order denying on behalf of the court a sua sponte request for rehearing en banc, in a case in which the panel affirmed the district court’s…

Western Bagel Co., Inc. v. Superior Court (CA2/1 B305625, filed 6/24/21, pub. ord. 7/16/21) Arbitration/Ambiguity 

| Arbitration, Class Actions, Federal Preemption, Wages & Overtime Law | No Comments
At all relevant times, real party in interest Jose Calderon (Calderon), a Spanish-speaker who can read and write only basic English, was employed by petitioner Western Bagel Company, Inc. (Western…

Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC (SC S259172 per curiam 7/15/21) Regular Rate of Pay Encompasses Nondiscretionary Payments  

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Under California law, employers must provide employees with overtime pay when employees work more than a certain amount of time.  (Lab. Code, § 510, subd. (a) (section 510(a)); all undesignated statutory references…