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Barbra A. Arnold

Labor & Employment Labor & Employment New Year Round-Up: What to Expect in 2022

Expansions to the California Family Rights Act Effective January 1, 2022, Assembly Bill 1033 (AB 1033) adds “parent-in-law” to the list of persons that an employee may take time off to care for, pursuant to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). AB 1033 also recasts the notice provisions of the small employer family leave mediation […]

Labor & Employment The California Court of Appeal Further Burdens California Hospitals by Barring Meal Waivers for Employees Working Long Shifts

The California Court of Appeal’s decision in Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, decided on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, landed a severe blow to California’s already struggling Hospitals. In Gerard, the Court invalidated a section of Wage Order 5 relating to meal period waivers in the Health Care Industry which has been relied upon […]

Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment Employee Relations Law Journal: Recent Federal Third Circuit Case Sheds Light on Possible Enforceable Non-Competes in California: Lessons from Bimbo Bakeries v. Botticella

Recent Federal Third Circuit Case Sheds Light on Possible Enforceable Non-Competes in California: Lessons from Bimbo Bakeries v. Botticella By Rod S. Berman and Barbra A. Arnold Reprinted with permission from the Employee Relations Law Journal, Aspen Publishers. To view this article as a pdf, click here. Notwithstanding everything known about how courts cannot prevent […]