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Barbra A. Arnold

Labor & Employment California Employers’ Road Map to Reopening the Physical Workplace

In only two months, California employers have experienced an unprecedented disruption to business and the adoption and implementation of myriad new laws aimed at remedying the economic effects of COVID-19 and limiting its spread. But even now, as California lawmakers from the Governor to local mayors agree that it is time for California to get […]

Labor & Employment Labor & Employment New Year Round-Up: What to Expect in 2020

Several new pieces of California legislation will take effect on the first day of the new year, impacting nearly all employers and how they handle worker classification, discrimination disputes, arbitration agreements, and union organizing. Our round-up will help you determine which key issues may impact you in 2020; contact us to be sure you’re ready […]

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 […]