CALIFORNIA COURT STRIKES DOWN MORE NON-COMPETE PROVISIONS

Employers in many states use “restrictive covenants,” such as non-compete or non-solicitation agreements, to deter employees from changing jobs. Purchasers of businesses also rely on these agreements. These agreements usually are made to protect trade...

AVOIDING LITIGATION OVER RELEASES OF EMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

Employers have several reasons for entering into settlement or separation agreements with employees. A release is used when an employee has filed a formal action against an employer and both sides decide to resolve the matter pre-trial. An employer may wish to resolve...

CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS’ OBLIGATIONS WHEN EMPLOYMENT IS TERMINATED

The California Labor Code requires employers to pay employees’ final wages on the day an employee is fired (and on the day she quits if she gives more than 72 hours’ notice). The California Supreme Court recently decided that this rule applies even when...
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