USD School of Law Professor Orly Lobel Quoted in The Mercury News, The Globe and Mail

Professor Orly Lobel Quoted in The Mercury News, The Globe and Mail

Warren Distinguished Professor of Law Orly Lobel

SAN DIEGO (October 18, 2019) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Warren Distinguished Professor Orly Lobel was quoted in the article, “Gig worker bill signed into law in California,” in The Mercury News.

In the article, Lobel anticipates that ride-hailing drivers for companies like Uber or Lyft may see smaller paychecks as a result of a recent employee classification bill signed by Gov. Newsom. “The incentives and reward system will be restructured to account for employee status,” said Lobel, Director of the Program on Employment and Labor Law at the University of San Diego.

She was also quoted in the article, “Sign here: Why the increasing use of non-compete clauses is bad for employees, and the economy,” in The Globe and Mail.

The article references Lobel’s 2013 book, Talent Wants to be Free and discusses the enforceability of non-compete clauses in the tech sector and potential implications to the industry. "Regions that don't enforce non-compete clauses, like California, are winning in the brain-gain/brain-drain game,” says Lobel.  Her argument is that increased employee mobility improves knowledge sharing, creates a deeper pool of talent, attracts workers from outside the region, and can lead to higher pay.

Click here to read full article in The Mercury News by Levi Sumagaysay.

Click here to read full article in The Globe and Mail article.

About Professor Orly Lobel

 Warren Distinguished Professor of  Law Orly Lobel’s areas of expertise include Intellectual Property, Employment and Labor Law, Government Agencies, Employment Discrimination, and Regulation. She has received numerous awards in recent years including the Thorsnes Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship and the Irving Oberman Memorial Award. Her two latest books have won several prestigious awards.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 29th nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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