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How California Small Businesses Can Navigate Evolving Employment Laws – Corinne Spencer and Brianna Pearlman Author Law360 Article

July 21, 2022 California small businesses employ approximately 48.5% of the state’s private workforce, and businesses with fewer than 20 employees have the largest share of small-business employment. Unfortunately, this group of mom-and-pop employers who make up the backbone of the California economy... Read More

Raymond Correio Discusses Sports Law in Feature Interview with California Lawyers Association

July 14, 2022 Senior Attorney Raymond Correio, a retired workers’ compensation judge, is living proof that a workaholic can never really retire. From 1997 until 2009, Ray held court at Santa Monica and DWC Marina Del Rey. Upon retirement in 2009 with barely a two-week... Read More

Did You Hear? Big Victory for CA Employers in Viking River Decision

Legal Roundup: Employment & Workers' Compensation Issues Viking River Decision is a Victory for California Employers In an 8-1 decision on June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Viking River Cruises in a case deciding whether the... Read More

Senior Associate Saerim Luciano Seeks to Build Bridges Between People

July 12, 2022 Growing up in a military family, Saerim Luciano has lived throughout the U.S. and in Korea and Germany. When she was asked to join the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, she believed that her own racial diversity made her well-suited... Read More

How Calif. Small Biz Can Navigate Evolving Employment Laws

How Calif. Small Biz Can Navigate Evolving Employment Laws By Corinne Spencer and Brianna Pearlman (July 12, 2022) While California is home to some of the largest corporations in the world, California small businesses employ approximately 7.2 million people, or... Read More

Yvonne Lang & Anahid Silah Named to San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence: Attorneys 2022 List

June 28, 2022 Recognized as two of the Valley region’s most influential women in the legal profession, Senior Partner Yvonne Lang and Partner Anahid Silah have been named to San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence: Attorneys 2022 list. Yvonne and Anahid... Read More

Important Update: DWC’s Updated Copy Service Schedule Regulations

June 23, 2022 Updated Copy Service Fee Schedule Takes Effect for Dates of Service On/After July 15, 2022 The DWC has updated the copy service fee schedule effective for dates of service on and after July 15, 2022. The reimbursement includes the following: Flat... Read More

Justices’ PAGA Ruling Could Chill Claims For Now, Attys Say – Law360 Interviews Corinne Spencer

June 21, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Viking River Cruises has dictated that claims brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) can go to arbitration, stating that a former employee of Viking River Cruises should pursue her individual PAGA... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: PAGA Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Are Now Legal in the Golden State

June 17, 2022 On June 15, 2022, the United States Supreme Court decided the highly anticipated, now landmark, Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana case. In short, the Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) precludes representative Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) actions... Read More

PB&W Welcomes Employment Attorney Jonathan Brown

June 6, 2022 Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP is pleased to welcome Attorney Jonathan Brown to the Employment Law Group. Brown brings extensive experience representing employers in all aspects of employment law and workers’ compensation matters. His main focus at the firm includes... Read More
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