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BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine-or-Test Mandate for Large Private Companies

January 13, 2022 Today, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Biden’s big business (100+ employees) COVID-19 vaccine-or-test plan finding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration does not have the authority to broadly regulate public health with such a mandate. However, the court upheld... Read More

DWC Announces Return to Virtual Hearings

January 12, 2022 On January 11, 2022 the Division of Workers’ Compensation advised the more than 9,000 external users of the system that they are returning to REMOTE trials and expedited hearings for all district offices effective 01/12/22 until further notice. All division... Read More

Top Wage And Hour Law Developments To Watch In 2022 – Law360 Turns to Antwoin Wall

January 6, 2022 Wage and hour laws on topics such as minimum wage and equal pay are expected to affect employers in 2022. In an interview with Law360, Attorney Antwoin Wall explained that after the results of recent employer-friendly court rulings, there’s an... Read More

How Loss of Consortium Claims Are Upending Employer Subrogation – Saerim Luciano Authors Risk Management Magazine Article

December 23, 2021 No employer wants to find themselves in the midst of a workers’ compensation matter, especially when the employee in question was injured through no fault of the employer. In an article for Risk Management Magazine, Senior Counsel & Chair Saerim... Read More

California: Exploring the Limitations on the WCAB’s Authority to Develop, Augment, and Reopen the Record Pursuant to Labor Code Sections 5701 and 5906 – Raymond F. Correio Authors LexisNexis Article

December 16, 2021 Labor Code Sections 5701 and 5906 both deal with development of the record, however, there is an inherent conflict between the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) and the Appeals Board’s authority and duty to develop the record. In an article for... Read More

PB&W Presents: 2021 Year-End Case Law Update Webinar

November 9, 2021 Please join Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP Partners Yvonne Lang, Anahid Silah and Meline Sirounian for their “2021 Year-End Case Law Update” webinar presented on December 10, 2021, from 10am to 12pm PT. The presentation will cover updates on all... Read More

Six Ways Leadership Can Keep Employees Engaged in Today’s Work Environment – Corinne Spencer and Antwoin Wall Author HR News Article

November 8, 2021 Employee engagement and satisfaction is at the cornerstone of every successful organization, and in today’s hybrid work environment it can be even harder to accomplish this. For HR News, Senior Employment Counsel Corinne Spencer and Attorney Antwoin Wall authored the... Read More

Mitigating Risks in Hybrid Workplaces – Senior Employment Counsel Corinne Spencer Interviewed on JoyPowered® Podcast

October 14, 2021 The pandemic caused many employers to rethink which of their employees needed to be at the worksite and who can work from remote locations. Now, many of those who worked remotely during the height of the pandemic want to continue... Read More

California Employers Should Reconsider Imposing Mandatory Arbitration as a Condition of Employment

October 7, 2021 On September 15, 2021, in Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. v. Rob Bonta, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals partially vacated the lower court’s injunction against enforcement of California Assembly Bill 51 (“AB 51”),... Read More

Loss of Consortium Claims Hampering WC Subrogation Efforts – Senior Associate Saerim Luciano Featured in a Q&A for PropertyCasualty360

September 28, 2021 Workers’ compensation (WC) carriers are struggling to maximize subrogation recoveries due to a rising loss of consortium claims. In a Q&A interview with PropertyCasualty360, Senior Counsel & Chair Associate Saerim Luciano explains the background of the problematic trend and provides... Read More
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