On Feb. 24, 2023, in Wood v. Kaiser Found. Hosps., the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District held that claims for paid sick leave in California mayContinue Reading California Paid Sick Leave Claims May Be Enforced Under PAGA
Philip I. Person focuses his practice on representing employers in wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, trade secret misappropriation, non-competition, non-solicitation, and whistleblower claims. Philip is an experienced litigator, having defended employers against single-plaintiff and class action litigation in both federal and state courts. He also represents employers in labor and employment arbitrations.
Philip coordinates with executives and management to develop and implement plans to mitigate the employer’s risk. He often counsels and advises his clients on employment issues pertaining to leaves of absence, disciplinary actions, terminations, restructurings, reductions in force, employee classifications, handbooks, and policies.
As the Co-Host of The Performance Review podcast, Philip regularly provides insightful employment law updates and interviews company representatives regarding employment laws and issues affecting multiple industries.
In addition to his employment litigation and counseling practice, Philip serves as the Co-Chair of the Restructuring & Employment Due Diligence Subgroup within Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Group, Co-Lead of Greenberg Traurig’s California Wage & Hour Taskforce, Co-Chair of the Greenberg Traurig African American Inclusion Network (GAIN), and as a member of the Greenberg Traurig Justice Initiative.
This blog post is a Q&A on California Assembly Bill-2188 – Discrimination in employment: use of cannabis.
When will AB 2188 go into effect?
AB 2188 was signed by…Continue Reading New California Legislation Will Not Allow Employers to Prohibit Off-the-Job Marijuana Use for Much Longer
Will it soon be time for California employers to collect and report more pay data? If Senate Bill 1162 (SB 1162) passes, the answer is “yes.” Introduced in…
Continue Reading California Bill Would Increase Strict Pay Data Reporting and Pay Transparency Requirements for Businesses Across State
California employers have been grappling with the difficult and fact-intensive issue of classifying their workers as employees or independent contractors ever since the California Supreme Court issued its landmark 2018…
Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Holds AB-5 Applies to Motor Carrier Workers in California
You are invited to listen to Episode 11 of GT’s The Performance Review – California Labor & Employment Podcast, “All’s Fair in Employment & Housing: Current Litigation Trends and …
Continue Reading The Performance Review Episode 11: All’s Fair in Employment & Housing: Current Litigation Trends and How To Mediate with the DFEH
You are invited to listen to Episode 10 of GT’s The Performance Review – California Labor & Employment Podcast, “All Onboard.”
In Episode 10, hosts Ryan Bykerk and…
Continue Reading The Performance Review Episode 10: All Onboard
You are invited to listen to Episode 8 of GT’s The Performance Review – California Labor & Employment Podcast, “Part 1 – How Companies Thrive with DE&I.”
You are invited to listen to episode 7 of Greenberg Traurig’s Performance Review podcast, where Shareholders Ryan Bykerk and Philip Person discuss Cal/OSHA inspections with Michael Taylor, former general…
Continue Reading The Performance Review Episode 7: Safety First – Cal/OSHA Inspections
A federal court granted a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from implementing or enforcing Executive Order 13950 (“EO 13950”) on free speech and due process grounds. Government contractors…
Continue Reading UPDATE: The Federal Government Cannot Implement or Enforce Executive Order 13950 Against Government Contractors or Grant Recipients
President Trump’s Executive Order 13950 (“EO 13950”) – intended to combat “Race and Sex Stereotyping,” as per the President – may require federal agencies, federal government contractors and subcontractors, and…
Continue Reading The 2020 Election and Executive Orders: How Federal Contractors Provide Lawful Diversity and Unconscious Bias Training