Sheppard Mullin is pleased to announce that one of the firm’s leading Labor and Employment partners, Richard J. Simmons, is teaming up with CEB to launch the CEB and Simmons Employment Law Library. As part of the new partnership (a first for CEB), Simmons’ essential reference book, Wage and Hour Manual for California Employers, is now available through OnLAW’s powerful online platform.

“I’m honored – and excited – about this new partnership,” said Simmons. “CEB is an outstanding resource for lawyers all across California and its reputation is stellar. It is the California lawyer’s trusted source for fast, relevant and practical legal guidance. I’m hopeful that my publication on California labor and employment law will be beneficial to those who use CEB and will enhance CEB’s leadership in the area of practical legal research.”

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Simmons to CEB’s community of highly respected and trusted authors,” said Kelly Lake, CEB’s Executive Director. “Richard Simmons is one of the foremost experts in California labor and employment law, his ability to distill extensive knowledge into practical advice is exceptional and will empower CEB customers to better support their clients and grow their practices.”

The CEB and Simmons Employment Law Library features authoritative tools and advice and includes:
• In-depth coverage of California substantive law, with links to cases and codes;
• Guidance on compliance;
• A detailed review and analysis of the unique California laws as well as the federal standards; and
• Practice tips and strategies for employers and attorneys.

About Richard J. Simmons

Simmons represents employers in various labor and employment matters involving state and federal wage and hour laws, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, employee discipline and termination, employee benefits, affirmative action, and arbitrations. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and graduated in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Industrial Relations Law Journal, now the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.

About CEB

CEB is the California legal professional’s trusted source for innovative and practice-oriented solutions. Partnering with some of California’s most experienced lawyers and judges, CEB is renowned for authoritative content, analysis and guidance. As a non-profit program of the University of California, CEB is committed to strengthening the California legal community.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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