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Returning To Work 2021: Implementing A Risk Management Strategy With The Employee In Mind – Senior Employment Counsel Corinne Spencer And Attorney Antwoin Wall Author Article For CEO Today

July 1, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the workplace landscape as many employers have opted to transition to a hybrid or full-time work from home structure, opening the door for new potential work-related injuries. In an article written for CEO Today,... Read More

L.A. County Employers: Indoor Mask Mandate Returns As COVID Cases Rise

On July 15, 2021, the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department announced it would modify its Health Order to require masking for everyone while indoors, regardless of vaccination status, effective Saturday, July 17 at 11:59 p.m. This order is in response... Read More

PB&W Announces Five New Partner Elevations And Celebrates Seven Attorney Anniversary Milestones

We are excited to announce that five attorneys were elevated to the firm’s Partnership – Melissa Amitrano, Ani Baghdassarian, Justin Borska, Alexandra Dunlevy, and Olivia Gordon – which was celebrated at our annual attorney retreat at the Peterson Automotive Museum. Melissa Amitrano, Managing Attorney of the... Read More

California COVID-19 Workplace Standards Updated For Vaccinated Employees

June 1, 2021 California employers may now allow fully vaccinated employees not to wear face coverings indoors but must document their vaccination status. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted 5-1 to approve the revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) and, became effective on June... Read More

California Appeals Court Finds No Wage Statement Violation In Combining Non-Overtime And Overtime Hours On Paystubs

A Fourth Appellate District panel ruled that government contractor, General Atomics’ wage statements did not violate California labor law because the statements showed the applicable hourly rates in effect and the corresponding number of hours worked at each rate, despite... Read More

Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP Attends Mercy House’s Living With Heart 2021 Gala

Managing Partner Barry Pearlman and attorneys Corinne Spencer, Antwoin Wall and Brianna Pearlman attended Mercy House’s Living With Heart 2021 Gala at the Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, CA. The annual Spring Gala raises money to end homelessness, and included both a live and silent auction to... Read More

Yvonne Lang And Corinne Spencer Present “The New Hybrid Employee: How The ‘Coming And Going’ Rule May Be Impacted” Webinar

Partner Yvonne Lang and Senior Employment Counsel Corinne Spencer along with Karen Nash, Vice President of Big 5 Corporation, are presenting the webinar, “The New Hybrid Employee: How the ‘Coming and Going’ Rule May Be Impacted” to California Self-Insurers Association (CSIA) on June 30th at 10am... Read More

New Rules Governing Payment For Medical-Legal Evaluations

May 1, 2021 On April 1, 2021, new rules took effect that will result in a significant increase in the cost of the medical-legal evaluations, testimony, sub-rosa reviews, and record review: Title 8, California Code of Regulations §§ 9793, 9794, & 9795. Prior... Read More

The Trucking Industry Cannot Outdrive The ABC Test

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals voided a prior district court injunction that shielded motor carriers and owner-operators from A.B. 5. As a result, motor carriers are now subject to California’s heightened legal standard for classifying workers as independent contractors.... Read More

SB 93 Imposes A Statewide ‘Right Of Recall’ As The California Economy Reopens

As the state moves towards reopening, Senate Bill 93 was signed into effect to create a preference system for re-employment and/or recall efforts. This bill requires employers to make written job offers to covered employees whom they laid off due... Read More
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