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Mid-Year Update on 2021 Employment Bills Pending in the California Legislature

This year’s legislative session in the California Legislature once again began with a flurry of employment law…

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Time for Your Employees to Start Saving for Retirement? The Next CalSavers Retirement Savings Program Employer Registration Deadline is Coming Soon!

Does your private sector business have more than 50 employees?  If so, California law requires your business…

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What’s That Ringing Sound? Court of Appeal Holds Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Can Constitute a “Physical Disability” Under FEHA

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (“EHS”), also known as microwave syndrome or being allergic to electricity, has been represented in…

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Second District Permits Trade Secret Protection for Physician Productivity Data

At the end of 2020, California’s Second District Court of Appeal decided Coast Hematology-Oncology Associates Medical Group,…

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Whitewater West Industries, Ltd. v. Alleshouse: California Law Torpedoes Post-Employment Invention Assignment Provisions

California employers beware. You can use a properly drafted contract to prohibit former employees from using your…

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COVID-19 and the CCPA: The Privacy Implications of Temperature Checks

While the CCPA has been in effect for several months now, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses…

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Kim v. Reins: Another PAGA Wrench Thrown Into the Settlement Finish Line for Employers

On March 12, 2020, the California Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Kim v. Reins….

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Show Me the Money! –Ninth Circuit Clarifies CAFA Standards

In Arias v. Residence Inn by Marriott, the Ninth Circuit clarified and reiterated standards related to the…

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

So-called “non-compete” agreements have been banned under California Business and Professions Code section 16600 for many years,…

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