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Elizabeth Arnold



Elizabeth Arnold has 15 years of experience advising clients on issues related to wage and hour compliance. She consults with leading law firms and companies nationwide on state and federal class action wage and hour litigation cases across industries ranging from retail and beverage delivery to meat processing and gaming.

Ms. Arnold consults with clients to develop and implement research methodologies that address complex legal compliance issues, including misclassification (i.e., exempt vs. non-exempt employees, independent contractor), donning and doffing, off-the-clock work, missed meal and rest breaks, and tip pooling. She utilizes research methodologies that include the use of statistical sampling and large-scale data collection using interview, questionnaire, and observation techniques.

Ms. Arnold has advised clients on more than 150 cases in the wage and hour area of employment law. Her engagements often include national projects to determine the tasks and responsibilities of employees and to assess whether the work they perform is sufficiently similar to determine their appropriate status on a group basis under the executive, administrative, professional, and/or outside sales exemptions. Clients have used results from her studies at multiple stages of litigation, including mediation, class certification, and merit evaluation.

Contact Ms. Arnold to find out about BRG's Approach to Assessing Independent Contractor Status: Multisource Data Collection and Wage and Hour Risk Assessment and Compliance Training.


University of San Francisco
M.S., Organizational Development, 2008

University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Sociology, 2000 (High Honors)

Employment History

Lamorinda Consulting LLC
Vice president
2007 - 2014

Right Management
Organizational consultant
2004 - 2006

The Empower Group
Organizational consultant
2002 - 2004

Terranova Consulting Group
Associate consultant
2001 - 2002

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Selected Publications

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Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Psychological Association

American Sociological Association

California State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology