CEB Bolsters Online Employment Law Library With Expanded Richard Simmons Partnership

OAKLAND, September 2, 2022 – CEB nearly doubles its employment law library with added titles from the leading California Employment Law expert, Richard J. Simmons, thanks to an expanded partnership between CEB, Richard J. Simmons, Sheppard Mullin, and Castle Publications. With this expansion, attorneys who practice California employment law can find more answers on CEB’s legal research platforms and utilize Simmons’ expert publications alongside CEB’s existing library of trusted practice guides and other resources.

The Simmons titles that will be available across all CEB research platforms include:

  • Wage and Hour Manual for California Employers
  • California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) Litigation and Compliance Manual
  • Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 and Emerging Workplace Issues for California Employers
  • Employment Discrimination & EEO Practice Manual
  • Wrongful Discharge, Staff Reduction and Employment Practices Manual
  • California’s Employee vs. Independent Contractor Rules Under Dynamex, AB 5 and AB 2257

“I’m honored – and excited – about this expanded 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 publications 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.”

“Since 2018, CEB has been partnering with Richard Simmons, one of the most respected attorneys in the field of California employment law, to offer his highly regarded and authoritative publications as part of our market-leading legal research platform, OnLAW,” reflected Kelly Lake, CEB’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. “Today, I am thrilled to announce he has chosen to expand his relationship with CEB, and we will now offer six more of employment law titles, now available on all three of our legal research platforms, OnLAW, OnLAW Pro, and Practitioner

“CEB is extremely pleased to be broadening our relationship with Richard Simmons, as it will provide our customers with convenient access to so much more of his timely and practical advice,” continued Lake. “Simmons has chosen to expand his relationship with CEB because of the excellent fit as two known providers of trusted, practical guidance to California lawyers and courts.”

About Richard J. Simmons

A leading Labor and Employment partner at Sheppard Mullin, 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. For more information, please visit

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full-service AmLaw 100 firm with more than 1,000 attorneys in 16 offices located in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  Since 1927, industry-leading companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation and complex financial transactions.  In the U.S., the firm’s clients include nearly half of the Fortune 100.  For more information, please visit

About Castle Publications

For over 40 years, Castle Publications, LLC has published legal books and presented seminars in the employment law field, including the subjects of wage-hour, employment, labor, discrimination, wrongful discharge, leaves of absence, and benefits laws. The books and seminars are extremely popular and considered essential by human resource officials, attorneys, consultants, and accounting personnel throughout the country. Castle Publications is the publisher of books and other publications by attorney Richard J. Simmons and other attorneys of the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. For more information, please visit

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