Elizabeth Arnold is a director in BRG's Labor and Employment practice and has been advising clients on issues related to employment practices and wage and hour compliance for more than eighteen years. She provides expert services to clients at leading law firms and companies and to employees nationwide on state and federal litigation and advisory projects across industries ranging from retail and transportation to food processing and healthcare.

Ms. Arnold develops and implements customized research methodologies that address complex legal compliance issues, such as misclassification (i.e., exempt vs. non-exempt employees, independent contractor), donning and doffing, “suitable seating,” off-the-clock work (compensable time), missed meal and rest break claims, and On-Duty Meal Period Agreement evaluation.

Ms. Arnold provides expert testimony and has conducted more than 150 job analyses to address employment law compliance issues. Her engagements often include national research projects to determine the tasks and responsibilities of employees. Clients have used results from her studies to evaluate company policies and practices and at multiple stages of active 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
MS, Organizational Development, 2008

University of California, Berkeley
BA, 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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Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Psychological Association

American Sociological Association

California State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section

San Francisco Employer Advisory Counsel

Society for Human Resource Management

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology