Labor & Employment

The governor of California recently signed into law S.B. 63, which changes the rights of employees and obligations of employers of small businesses regarding what leave can be taken following a family medical need. The law is a new approach to parental leave that substantially...

Ending an employment relationship can often be ugly and result in ongoing conflicts between the ex-employer and ex-employee. One of the biggest issues occurs when ex-employees decide to compete with their former employers by bringing existing clients to their new places of business or using...

Employers, beware – Are you prepared for a natural disaster; your employees expect that you are! When a natural disaster hits, businesses are expected to keep their employees safe in the moment of the disaster, and afterwards deal with the legal effects of the event. Employers...

There is no doubt California labor law is friendly to workers while placing corresponding obligations on employers. This is shown to be true time and again by the laws of California, state regulations, and how those laws and regulations are interpreted by the courts of...

California Feed Supply Company Defends Captive Insurance Deductions Kings River Commodities, LLC, a livestock feed business, was denied $2.83 million in deductions for captive insurance expenses. In a U.S. Tax Court petition, dated May 11, 2017, the company argues that these expenses were necessary to...

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...

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