Outside the Office

Ben enjoys cooking, running, American & African history and literature, and consuming podcasts on news, TV, and films. Ben lives in Oakland, California, where he is often found trying to corral his two wonderful kids.

Firm Highlights

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Trial Courts’ Tool Box Doesn’t Include PAGA Manageability Authority

In Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc. , the California Supreme Court jump-started 2024 with a boon to employees, ending trial courts’ inherent authority to dismiss unmanageable claims under the Private Attorneys’ General Act...

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Employment Law Symposium Recordings & Articles

Employers Face Significant New Requirements for Severance Agreements and Non-Competes  (Recording) Conducting Effective, Defensible Investigations (With Lessons Learned from Summary Judgment & Trial)  (Recording) California Employment Law Updates: What to Look Out for in...

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California Employment Law Updates: What to Look Out for in 2024

Farella's 2024 Employment Law Symposium provided invaluable insights that will keep you and your talent team at the forefront of California employment law trends. The Symposium offered a unique chance to deepen your understanding of new...

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Navigating California's New Rebuttable Presumption Law

The ever-evolving landscape of employment laws in California has introduced a notable change with the implementation of a new law that establishes a rebuttable presumption of retaliation in some circumstances. This law, which took...

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Navigating California's Workplace Violence Prevention Law

California has introduced a new requirement compelling most employers to implement a workplace violence prevention policy by July 1, 2024. The implications of this law are significant, prompting the need for human resource executives...

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SB 699 and AB 1076: California Enacts Further Prohibitions on Noncompete Agreements

California is expanding its longstanding prohibition on noncompete agreements in 2024, in some of the most impactful legislative changes California employers should address in the new year. Effective Jan. 1, 2024, two new laws...

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Farella Braun + Martel Welcomes Benjamin Buchwalter to Growing Employment Group

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