Month: December 2019

Good For the Goose and Gander: Is California’s Ban on Non-Competes Limited to Employment Contracts?

December 19, 2019

So-called “non-compete” agreements have been banned under California Business and Professions Code section 16600 for many years, predominantly in the employer and employee context. After differing interpretations of Section 16600 arose between state and federal courts in California, in 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled that any contractual restraint on one’s ability to engage in…

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2020 Employment Law Year-in-Review

December 18, 2019

Boutin Jones Inc. is hosting its annual Employment Law Year-in-Review lunch seminar. Employment attorneys Julia Jenness, Bruce Timm, Jim McNairy, Kimberly Lucia, and Lissa Oshei will lead an informative and lively discussion of recent key changes in the law. Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. KVIE Public Television 2030 W. El Camino…

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Boutin Jones Launches California Litigation Notebook

December 17, 2019

Running a business is hard, and avoiding problems can be even more challenging. What doesn’t have to be difficult is finding info on new legal developments that impact your business. We’ve compiled lots of helpful information, addressed notable new court decisions, provided monthly “litigation tips,” and put it all on our new blog, California Litigation…

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Computer Forensics Professionals

December 10, 2019

December 2019 Monthly Litigation Law Tip Just as Santa knows who’s been naughty or nice, so too, do computer forensics professionals, who can be extremely helpful in discovering useful evidence in litigation.

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Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration and Tax Law Attorney Alexander Crawford Joins Boutin Jones Inc.

December 9, 2019

Attorney Alexander Crawford has joined Boutin Jones where he will practice Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration and Tax Law. A graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Law, Alex was a Judicial Extern for Chief Judge Ronald H. Sargis, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California. Prior to law school,…

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You Want To Scrape My What?!?! Public LinkedIn User Profile Data Can Be Gathered And Used By Third Parties

December 9, 2019
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Who controls access to user data available online such as LinkedIn profiles? In hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corp. the Ninth Circuit recently addressed this question, holding that LinkedIn does not have the right to control access to data publicly available on its website. HiQ Labs provides “people analytics” to employers by “scraping” data from…

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