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Ron Holland represents employers in state and federal court litigation, including wage and hour class actions, whistleblowing, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, breach of contract, and other complex labor and employment matters. He has experience defending employers in proceedings before governmental agencies, such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the California Labor Commissioner and the US Department of Labor. Read Ron Holland's full bio.
By Ron Holland on Jan 5, 2021
Posted In Employment, Labor
Joe Biden’s ascendance to the presidency not only spells doom for many of the Trump administration’s business-friendly employment policies; it also may place established tenets of federal labor law on the chopping block. Biden may bring with him to the White House an ambitious pro-labor platform aimed at giving workers and unions a leg up...
By Christopher Foster and Ron Holland on Nov 10, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Labor
As the US election cycle begins to wind down, labor stakeholders say one thing is clear: Labor relations across the nation could see big changes under Democratic president-elect Joe Biden. In a recent article by the Daily Journal, McDermott partners Ron Holland and Chris Foster discuss the impacts a Biden presidency could have on the...
By Ron Holland and Christopher Foster on Oct 8, 2020
Posted In Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor
Employees gathering with friends, expressing their political views and posting about these things on social media have created for employers an increasingly urgent question: When the people engaging in unsafe or politically charged behavior are your employees, and the conduct happens off the clock, is it appropriate or even possible to discipline them? Access the...
By Ron Holland, Abigail M. Kagan, Brian Mead and Michael J. Sheehan on Sep 10, 2020
Posted In Employment, Privacy and Data Security
Many employers who recently reopened are now facing a new challenge—employee off-duty conduct. At stake are both workplace and customer safety as well as the company’s reputation. A recent webinar featuring McDermott’s Michael Sheehan, Ron Holland, Abigail Kagan and Brian Mead covers various scenarios employers are likely to face and provides practical strategies to navigate...
By Ellen M. Bronchetti, Lindsay Ditlow, Ron Holland and Julie H. McConnell on Jun 4, 2020
Posted In Employment
The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented strain on organizations of all sizes across all industries. The uncertainty of the “new normal” is leading some employers to consider extreme, and often unnecessary, new policies in anticipation of the eventual return to work. To properly navigate the complexities of these novel COVID-19 employment issues, you need innovative...
By Michelle S. Strowhiro, Maria C. Rodriguez, Jeffrey Holdvogt, Ellen M. Bronchetti, Andrew Liazos and Ron Holland on Mar 5, 2019
Posted In Employment, Executive Compensation
In a presentation at McDermott’s Employment and Employee Benefits Forum, our lawyers discuss the patchwork of state and local laws surrounding pay equity for similarly situated employees doing the same job. Particularly in California, new developments have emerged further clarifying pay equity laws. For best practices, they recommend: Establishing compensation ranges across substantially similar jobs...
By Ellen M. Bronchetti, Erin Turley, Maria C. Rodriguez, McDermott Will & Emery and Ron Holland on Feb 7, 2019
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment
When California’s Dynamex decision rolled out the “ABC test”, it placed the burden on the employer to prove independent contractor (IC) status. In a presentation at the Employment and Employee Benefits Forum in California, McDermott’s lawyers discussed the implications of Dynamex, as it applies to various types of employers as well as those using staffing...
Dynamex: Stricter Definition of Independent Contractors Brings New Challenges for California Employers
By Ellen M. Bronchetti, P. Kevin Connelly and Ron Holland on Jun 19, 2018
Posted In Employment
Ron Holland, Ellen Bronchetti and Kevin Connelly presented on challenges California employers face in light of a stricter definition for independent contractors. They discuss the Dynamex presumption which places the burden on the hiring entity to establish that the worker is an independent contractor who was not intended to be included within the wage order’s...