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Women’s History Month: Women of the NFL Making Waves in The Sport

March 30, 2022 Despite its history of being known as an all-boys club, the NFL is breaking barriers when it comes to women in coaching positions. In 2021, Jennifer King became the first black female full-time coach in NFL history with the Washington... Read More

PB&W Sponsors 29th Annual California DWC Educational Conference – On-Demand Viewing Available

March 25, 2022 PBW is proud to sponsor this year’s virtual event that featured presentations from the senior Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) staff and judges, as well as private sector workers’ comp experts. The conference covered a wide variety of sessions that... Read More

Women’s History Month: PB&W Pays Tribute to American Elites – Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg

March 23, 2022 As different as their backgrounds were, including their approaches from the bench, when it came to women’s rights, they were allies. Justice Ginsberg has even quoted Justice O’Connor: “As this court said some 14 years ago, state actors may not... Read More

Women’s History Month: PB&W Honors Constance Baker Motley

March 15, 2022 Constance Baker Motley was born on September 14, 1921 in New Haven CT, the 9th of 12 children of West Indian immigrants. When Constance was 15 years old, she read a speech by Abraham Lincoln declaring that the legal profession... Read More

Legal Roundup: California Employer Updates

March 13, 2022 California COVID-19 Workplace Standards Updated for Vaccinated Employees 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... Read More

Mitigating Crossover Risks Between Workers’ Comp and Employer Liability – Corinne Spencer and Antwoin Wall Author HR Dive Article

March 10, 2022 Workers’ compensation claims in California can quickly snowball and expose employers to liability. In their HR Dive article, Senior Employment Counsel Corinne Spencer and Senior Attorney Antwoin Wall explain how to prevent this crossover risk, saying that civil exposure for... Read More

International Women’s Day 2022: Malala Yousafzai and Her Quest to Empower Girls Through Education

March 8, 2022 On International Women’s Day, we celebrate and honor Malala Yousafzai and her tremendous bravery and tenacity in advocating for female education in the face of oppression. Malala was only 11 years old when she started to blog under a pseudonym... Read More

Representation Matters: Honoring the Trailblazing Legal and Civil Rights Legacy of Thurgood Marshall

March 1, 2022 In culmination of Black History Month, Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP is proud to honor the legacy of Thurgood Marshall. As a civil rights activist, lawyer and the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Marshall... Read More

2022 California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Update

February 19, 2022 Effective February 19, 2022, any full-time employee of an employer with 26 or more workers is entitled to up to 80 hours of paid leave due to COVID-19 covered reasons. Notably, only 40 hours of leave must be provided if... Read More

California Revives COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

February 8, 2022 New Retroactive California Covid-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Is Imminent For more than four months, California workers have been without additional paid time off due to COVID-19 related sick leave. However, statewide relief is on the horizon. On January 25,... Read More
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