ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Mueller's strategy-based, political successes as an attorney in employee related cases are a matter of public record in the highest courts in California, including the following cases ordered "published" as legal precedent by those courts. 

COLEMAN V. DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION (1991) 52 Cal.3D 1102.

Mueller convinced the California State Supreme Court to require public employers to provide employees with a due process, Skelly-type hearing prior to terminating ("automatically resigning") them for allegedly being absent without leave for five consecutive days.
Employers primarily used these "automatic resignation" processes to vacate positions held by disabled employees who were on extended leave. Disabled employees are now entitled to a "Coleman Hearing" before the employer takes formal action and where they can present medical evidence of their continuing disability and thus save their jobs. 

CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION V. STATE OF CALIFORNIA

(1998) 198 Cal.App 374

Mueller convinced the California Court of Appeal to prohibit any employer from making unilateral, unauthorized deductions from any employee's paycheck. Previously, and without comment to the employee, employers simply deducted from the employee's paycheck any money the employer claimed he was owed, such as for an alleged wage overpayment from the past or for alleged damage to equipment. Now, employees get fully paid while their employers must proceed in the same fashion as any other creditor, either by reaching an agreement with the employee or through judicial trial and wage garnishment procedures.

CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION V. STATE OF CALIFORNIA

(1987) 271 Cal.Rptr. 734 (de-published)

Mueller Convinced the California Court of Appeal to strike down a state "underground" regulation which created new grounds and additional criteria for disciplining employees beyond those established as law by the Legislature. The California State Supreme Court later decided to let the winning ruling stand but ordered the Appeal Court's opinion de-published (and thus no longer useful as precedent in other cases). 

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ROBERT LOUIS MUELLER

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