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Ensure Compliance New CA WVPP Rule and Minimum Wage Changes

July 15, 2024

New CA Labor Code § 6401.9 Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) Rule Goes Into Effect on July 1, 2024 This is a reminder that the new WVPP rule will go into effect on July 1, 2024. All California employers must... Read More

Employment Law Updates

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATES Corporate Transparency Act: What It Means to You Partner Corinne Spencer and Affiliated Counsel Shaune Arnold, Managing Partner of Finney Arnold, LLP, discussed the Corporate Transparency Act and how it affects various types of entities in a recent interview with Los... Read More

California Supreme Court Rejects PAGA Manageability Defense in Estrada Decision

Defending PAGA Claims In the Golden State Is Further Eroded By The Estrada Decision On January 18, 2024, the California Supreme Court concluded in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc. that manageability arguments alone can no longer be grounds for dismissal of a Private... Read More

PB&W Celebrates 40 Years of Defending California Employers

June 26, 2024

Starting as a single office in the San Fernando Valley in 1984, PBW has grown to six offices across California with 15 partners, 41 attorneys and 79 staff today. Founding partner Barry Pearlman’s vision to provide California employers with better... Read More

AI in Employment Practices: How to Mitigate the Risk of Bias and Discrimination –Jonathan Brown Authors Today’s General Counsel Article

June 6, 2024

While the widespread integration of artificial intelligence into recruitment and management tasks at companies has promised enhanced efficiency and objectivity, there are concerns over potential biases and discrimination. Lawmakers and regulators are responding with updated guidelines and new standards to... Read More

AI in Employment Law: Balancing Innovation, Bias, and Legal Compliance – Jonathan Brown Authors The Recorder Article

April 10, 2024

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in employment decisions is rapidly advancing, offering employers a wealth of tools for recruitment and hiring. However, beneath the surface of its promising streamlined processes and enhanced decision-making lies a potential minefield of discrimination... Read More

Celebrating Partner Bonnie Stern’s Retirement

February 15, 2024

After more than 20 years with Pearlman, Brown & Wax, Partner Bonnie Stern has retired from the firm. Handling complex workers’ compensation matters, Bonnie was an integral part of our team and contributed significantly to PB&W’s success throughout her tenure.... Read More

Corinne Spencer and Shaune Arnold Interviewed by Los Angeles Business Journal and San Fernando Valley Business Journal On the Corporate Transparency Act

February 12, 2024

Passed in 2021, the Corporate Transparency Act established a federal standard for business incorporations with 20 or fewer employees and annual revenue under $5 million to file identifying information. In an interview with Los Angeles Business Journal and San Fernando Valley... Read More

Defending PAGA Claims In the Golden State Is Further Eroded By The Estrada Decision

February 1, 2024

On January 18, 2024, the California Supreme Court concluded in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc. that manageability arguments alone can no longer be grounds for dismissal of a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claim. The Court held that, while trial courts... Read More

Recent Legal Changes Impacting California Employers

Attention, California employers! Urgent legal updates require your immediate action. Noncompete clauses are now prohibited in employment contracts as of January 1, 2024; notify employees by February 14, 2024. Also, review and update your COVID-19 Prevention Programs promptly. Read on... Read More
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