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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

Partner Spotlight – Olivia Gordon

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2021 Employment Law Symposium

September 20, 2021 Session Agenda for Thursday, November 4th  8:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. PT Employment Legislative and Case Law Update This session will cover the pertinent 2021 employment law developments, trends and issues to watch in 2022, as well as how to... Read More

California Employees Should Continue To Mask Up!

September 2, 2021 The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) recently issued an update regarding face coverings to align with the state Department of Public Health’s guidance.  Cal/OSHA now recommends that everyone wear face coverings when inside, regardless of vaccination status. ... Read More

Proposition 22 Is Under Attack

August 20, 2021 On Friday, August 20, 2021, a California Superior Court judge ruled Proposition 22, the ballot initiative turned California law ensuring many gig workers, such as ride-share drivers, are considered independent contractors, is unconstitutional and unenforceable. Though this decision is not... Read More

Risk Management Strategies for the Increasingly Common ‘Hybrid Employee’ – Corinne Spencer and Antwoin Wall Author Daily Journal Article

August 6, 2021 The workplace landscape has changed for many employers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result, many have adopted a hybrid or full-time work from home model. In their Daily Journal article, “Risk Management Strategies for the Increasingly Common... Read More

Employers: COVID Long-Haulers Can Qualify For Disability Protections

August 5, 2021 For some people, the symptoms from contracting COVID-19 do not go away after they test negative and are outside of the contagious window for spreading the virus. These individuals are considered “long-haulers” and the condition is known as “Long COVID.”... Read More

Recent California Supreme Court Decision Significantly Increases Employers’ Potential Liability For Missed Meal And Rest Breaks

July 1, 2021 Until recently, the question of whether the regular rate of pay should be used to calculate meal and rest period premiums, as compared to an employee’s base hourly rate of compensation, was unanswered. Indeed, most employers currently follow the longstanding... Read More
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