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Patricia DeSantis Belton

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 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.