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Audrey Nguyen


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Audrey works on counseling, employment litigation and other regulatory matters.

Before attending law school, Audrey worked as a government relations analyst for the US subsidiary of Tesco. There she tracked California county and city regulations and ordinances; met with state assembly members, senators, and their policy advisors to discuss proposed legislation; and managed corporate sponsorships.

She served as a Mintz Summer Associate in 2015.


  • University of California - Berkeley (JD)
  • University of California - Berkeley (BA)


- Vietnamese

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California’s Ban on Mandatory Employment Arbitration Stayed for Now

January 10, 2020 | Blog | By Jennifer Rubin, Audrey Nguyen

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California AB 5’s Impact on Board Directors and Advisory Members

December 20, 2019 | Blog | By Jennifer Rubin, Audrey Nguyen

AB 5’s elimination of independent contracting as we know it in California will have significant legal consequences for businesses doing business in California. While we believe board directors will escape its reach, businesses with advisory boards should proceed with caution. Effective January 1, 2020, AB 5 will presume that every California worker is an employee unless the hiring entity establishes that the worker meets the three criteria of the so-called “ABC” test, or the worker satisfies one of the law’s exemptions.
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California Prohibits Mandatory Employment Arbitration

October 25, 2019 | Blog | By Audrey Nguyen, Jennifer Rubin

California Governor Gavin Newsom just signed AB 51 into law, which means that effective January 1, 2020, employers will (purportedly) be prohibited from requiring employees to consent to mandatory arbitration of employment claims. Here is what your business needs to do now:
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Read about the AB 5, a bill passed by the California legislature that effectively bans nearly all categories of independent contractors, not just gig economy workers.
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The Bubbler - February 2019

February 19, 2019 | Blog | By Audrey Nguyen, Paul Huston

January ushered in many new developments across many employment law compliance categories. We hope this summary will help you keep track of the changes most relevant for you.
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Employers must provide applicants and employees with separate federal and state Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) disclosure forms, said the 9th Circuit in an important decision released last week.
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California Clarifies its Salary History Ban

July 27, 2018 | Blog | By Audrey Nguyen

Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 2282 into law, clarifying several unanswered questions concerning California’s salary history ban.
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This week, the California Supreme Court rejected the old “totality of circumstances” test to determine if a worker was properly classified as an independent contractor in favor of a new “ABC test” under which employers will be required to classify most workers as employees.
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Governor Jerry Brown has signed the New Parent Leave Act, which will become effective January 1, 2018 and requires California employers with 20 to 49 employees within 75 miles to provide up to 12-weeks of job-protected unpaid parental leave. We summarize the new law below.
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2016 California Employment Law Year In Review

March 8, 2017 | Blog | By Brent Douglas, Audrey Nguyen

Today we offer our last installment in our 2016 Year in Review segment, which will cover the key labor & employment law developments from 2016 in California. Prior installments for the DC Metro Area, New York and Massachusetts are available here.
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This column focuses on nine changes to the Labor Code under the state of California’s Fair Pay Act. Member Jen Rubin and attorney Audrey Nguyen, both San Diego-based Employment, Labor & Benefits attorneys, co-authored the article.