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Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases involve wage and hour (payment of wages) and civil procedure (class and representative actions).
Insurance Coverage
So you founded a startup. Money is tight and challenges abound. Among the many issues you must address is a business plan that protects you, your investment and your company. This means thinking about insurance.
Business Litigation
There is no question that noncompete agreements in California employment contracts are generally unenforceable. Many other states, however, may enforce such agreements if they are “reasonable” in duration and geographic scope. So, what is a California employer to do if a prospective employee signed a noncompete agreement with a forum selection and choice of law provision for a state which favors noncompete agreements?
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Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Aug 21 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases involve wage and hour (payment of wages) and civil procedure (class and representative actions).
Publication, Labor and Employment Law
Aug 02 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
Attorneys Matthew Durham and Chad Olsen published "Brief Answers To Frequently Asked Employment-Related Questions" in the August 2017 issue of Nevada Lawyer.
Interview, Insurance Coverage
Jul 17 | Interview, Insurance Coverage
Attorney Jared De Jong discussed cyber liability insurance for a Tech Insurance blog titled "3 Ways Cyber Liability Insurance Can Protect IT Consultants from Phishing Lawsuits."
Article, Business Litigation
Jul 17 | Article, Business Litigation
There is no question that noncompete agreements in California employment contracts are generally unenforceable. Many other states, however, may enforce such agreements if they are “reasonable” in duration and geographic scope. So, what is a California employer to do if a prospective employee signed a noncompete agreement with a forum selection and choice of law provision for a state which favors noncompete agreements?
Article, Business Litigation
Jul 11 | Article, Business Litigation
What is the scope of discovery that a judgment creditor can obtain from a third party in a judgment debtor examination? Extensive, according to the court in Yolanda’s, Inc. v. Kahl & Goveia Commercial Real Estate.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Jun 30 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases involve civil procedure (class and representative actions) and wage and hour (retaliation) issues.
Resource, Labor and Employment Law
Jun 20 | Resource, Labor and Employment Law
This one-page chart outlines the current federal and state laws relating to pay equity.
Article, Business Litigation
Jun 19 | Article, Business Litigation
On Monday, June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court in Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S._ (2017), unanimously struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C.A. § 1052(a), on grounds that it violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Jun 12 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
In a positive development for employers, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, that it is withdrawing two Interpretations issued during the Obama Administration.

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