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Patricia DeSantis Belton

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, Natural Resources & Mining and Prevailing Wage California Supreme Court Rules Mobilization Work Not Subject to Prevailing Wage

Kerry Shapiro and Patricia DeSantis Belton wrote an article for the Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog discussing the impact of the California Supreme Court’s ruling on prevailing wage case Mendoza v. Fonseca McElroy Grinding Co., Inc. JMBM client California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) filed an Amicus Brief in support of Fonseca. The full […]

Labor & Employment The Recorder: Employers, Sit Tight and Wait for ‘Brinker’

Patricia DeSantis co-authored an article for The Recorder, “Employers, Sit Tight and Wait for ‘Brinker.’” The article summarizes the oral arguments and potential outcome of Brinker v. Superior Court, a case before the California Supreme Court concerning an employer’s obligation to ensure that employees are not working during mandated meal and rest breaks.