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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

Corinne Spencer Explains California’s New Restrictions on Using Criminal History on the Good Morning, HR Podcast

January 11, 2024

As a guest on the Good Morning, HR podcast, Partner Corinne Spencer discussed the latest changes in California employment law, including: California’s Fair Chance Act regulations Who qualifies as an employer or employee under the FCA The criminal history inquiry... Read More

Cal/OSHA is Knocking, Are You Ready? Jonathan Brown and Saerim Luciano Speak to PIHRA Woodland Hills

Senior Associates Jonathan Brown and Saerim Luciano are presenting “Cal/OSHA is Knocking, Are You Ready?” to the Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Woodland Hills chapter. Their program will offer insights for HR professionals on Cal/OSHA, including: The Cal/OSHA investigation... Read More

Legal Updates for California Employers

December 19, 2023

Legal Updates for California Employers Law Settled on "Take-Home" COVID-19 In a win for California employers following Kuciemba v. Victory Woodworks, Inc., the law on take-home COVID has been settled. Employees who contract the virus may file a workers’ compensation claim,... Read More

Good Morning, HR Podcast Interviews Corinne Spencer About the Latest Changes in California Employment Law

November 29, 2023

As a guest on the Good Morning, HR podcast, Partner Corinne Spencer discusses what’s new in California employment law. She examines the complexities of California law in contrast to the rest of the country; California’s upcoming protections for off-work cannabis... Read More

PBW Welcomes Partner Nikki Mehrpoo to the Concord Office

November 28, 2023

We’re excited to welcome Nikki Mehrpoo as a Partner in the Workers’ Compensation and Immigration Law departments. She has extensive litigation experience in workers’ compensation claims, serious and willful misconduct claims and violations of California Labor Code §132a. Mehrpoo also... Read More

Employers Win in “Take-Home” COVID Era – Corinne Spencer, Jonathan Brown & Antwoin Wall Publish Articles with Today’s General Counsel and Daily Journal

November 3, 2023

Following the Kuciemba v. Victory Woodworks, Inc. decision in California, the law on “take-home COVID” has been settled: Employees who contract COVID-19 at work may bring a workers’ compensation claim against their employer but they and their family members are... Read More
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