Business, Labor & Employment

California Courts Narrowly Construe Covenants Not to Compete

As mentioned previously in this space, over the last several years California…


Circumventing Workers Compensation Preemption

Recently, one of our clients was sued by an allegedly negligent third party…


JURORS GONE WILD! Emotions Run Amok?

Recently, a California jury awarded a fired employee a stunning $167.7 million,…


Terminated Employee

Fired Employee's Lawsuit Dismissed After Employer Discovers Fake Social Security No.

In light of the recent decision in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co, 198 Cal.App.4th…


Professional employee

Law Clerk Claims Not to be a "Professional," Loses Appeal

Thanks to the recent decision in Zelasko-Barrett v. Brayton-Purcell, LLP,…


sabbatical vacation

Vacation Time Disguised as a "Sabbatical" May Require Employee Compensation Upon Termination

Many larger companies allow employees to take extended time off from employment…