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The Latest Rulings for Arbitration Agreements in the U.S. – Corinne Spencer and Antwoin Wall Author HR Future Article

March 8, 2023

Recent legal precedent, including the Ninth Circuit’s decision in U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. Bonta and the U.S. Supreme Court Viking River Cruises decision, signals that the pendulum has swung further in favor of employers to mandate arbitration agreements for... Read More

Corinne Spencer Named to San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Leaders of Influence: Trusted Advisors 2023 List

March 6, 2023

San Fernando Valley Business Journal recognized Senior Employment Counsel Corinne Spencer among its 2023 list of trailblazing advisors for her contributions to the Valley’s business landscape. In addition to her representation of clients in employment-related matters, Corinne was acknowledged for... Read More

Women’s History Month: PB&W Honors Madeline Albright

Madeleine Albright was born Marie Jana Korbelova on May 15, 1937 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Her father was a press attaché at the Chech embassy in Yugoslavia, which was communist control at the time.  As a result of her parent’s opposition... Read More

Black History Month: PB&W Honors LeVar Burton

February 25, 2023

We know him from his amazing work as the host of Reading Rainbow, as Kunta Kinte in Roots, and Geordi La Forge in Star Trek the Next Generation. He’s played Martin Luther King Jr. in Ali, and Paul Haley in... Read More

Corinne Spencer Featured in San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Labor & Employment Roundtable Discussion 2023

February 21, 2023

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal turned to Senior Employment Counsel Corinne Spencer and other leading employment experts to get their insights on the current state of labor legislation, what changes have come to the labor law landscape in light... Read More

PB&W Honors Jackie Robinson; First African American Major League Baseball Player

February 17, 2023

Jackie Robinson, the first Black baseball player to play in the American major leagues during the 20th century. On April 15, 1947, Robinson broke the decades-old “color line” of Major League Baseball when he appeared on the field for the National League Brooklyn Dodgers. He played... Read More

Federal Appeals Court Blocks California’s Ban on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit panel ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts Assembly Bill 51, a 2019 California measure that prohibited employers from requiring job applicants or workers to sign arbitration agreements, in... Read More

A Supreme Court Arbitration Case Could Affect Employers – Corinne Spencer Interviewed by SHRM

February 8, 2023

A consumer arbitration case against Coinbase Inc. before the U.S. Supreme Court will affect how cost-efficient arbitration is for employers. The case involves whether an appeal of a district court's denial of a motion to compel arbitration stays the litigation or... Read More

Black History Month: PB&W Honors Tom Bradley

February 3, 2023

To those of us who are natives of Los Angeles the name Tom Bradley is by no means unfamiliar. He not only served as the first black mayor of Los Angeles but his service as mayor from 1973 to 1993... Read More

PB&W Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2023

Benjamin Ferencz was born in 1920 to a Hungarian Jewish family. The family emigrated to the United States when he was an infant and lived on the lower East Side of Manhattan. Benjamin lived there until he graduated from college... Read More

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