Employment

Employers often include a non-compete clause in their employment agreements. Generally, the purpose of a non-compete clause is to prevent an employee from competing with the employer in a certain region for a specified period of time. The policy rationale is that the employee should...

Every four years our country goes through a marathon debate over who will be the President of the United States.  The process is long and arduous and the whole thing culminates in a national election in November. The process is so long, arduous, and drawn out...

In Santillan v. USA Waste of California, Inc., a 53-year old garbage truck driver filed an action against his employer of 32 years alleging a wrongful termination claim based on age discrimination and retaliation.  Gilberto Santillan (“Santillan”) had an exemplary employee record and was rarely disciplined during...

The New Year brings with it resolutions, football games, and of course, the implementation of new laws in California. In fact, California enacted 900 new laws for 2017, and one of those will increase costs for many businesses in the state. In Assembly Bill number...

In 2016, the California Fair Pay Act was enacted into law. It is one of the first of its kind to forbid employers from paying workers of different sexes less money for “substantially similar work,” as opposed to “equal work,” making it more difficult to...

Sweat equity is the term used to refer to an employee’s labor that is invested into an asset as opposed to equity bought with capital. Ideally, it would be fair for all employees whose sweat equity increases the value of a private company to share...

In August 2016, four former employees filed a class action lawsuit against HP, Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprises for age discrimination, claiming that they were laid off as part of a restructuring of the company to “transform itself from an ‘old’ company into a ‘younger’...

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