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PB&W Newsletter – Legal Roundup: Employment Law News

March 20, 2023

Ninth Circuit Blocks California’s Ban on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the FAA preempts AB 51, a 2019 CA measure that prohibited employers mandating workers to sign arbitration agreements. Corinne Spencer and Antwoin Wall discuss... Read More

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

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

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

February 17, 2023

Ruling on the Federal Arbitration Act vs Assembly Bill 51 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... 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

AB51: To Be or Not to Be Preempted? That Is the Question – Corinne Spencer & Antwoin Wall Author The Recorder Article

January 25, 2023

Currently, employers may lawfully require California employees to agree to arbitrate employment claims (except for sexual assault and harassment claims). However, the ability to mandate arbitration in the foreseeable future is in limbo. In their article for The Recorder, Senior... Read More

Barry Pearlman Selected to Southern California Super Lawyers 2023

January 10, 2023

For a sixteenth year, Managing Partner Barry Pearlman has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers 2023 list in the area of Employment Litigation: Defense. Pearlman specializes in the litigation of complicated employment law and workers’ compensation defense matters,... Read More

KFI-AM and KNX News Interviewed Antwoin Wall Discussing The Pros and Cons of SB-1162 and How It May Hurt California Employers

December 13, 2022

California’s employment laws will soon be even tougher with new bills taking effect January 1, 2023. KFI-AM and KNX News spoke with Senior Associate Antwoin Wall on why SB-1162 can be construed as a job killer by adding costly reporting... Read More

PB&W Newsletter – Year-End Legal Roundup: CA Employer Industry News & Insights

November 21, 2022

Register for the 2022 PB&W Employment Law Symposium & Wine Tasting Don’t miss the in-person event held on Thursday, December 1 at the Hilton Garden Inn Burbank. The symposium will cover the biggest issues California employers are facing and provide... Read More

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