EDWARDS V. ARTHUR ANDERSEN: NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS AND GENERAL RELEASES

California law is tough on agreements that restrain an individual from engaging in his or her profession, trade or business. The only statutory exceptions to this strict rule are non-competition agreements associated with certain business sales transactions and...

MEAL AND REST PERIODS: BEST PRACTICES IN LIGHT OF BRINKER

The California Court of Appeal recently rendered an opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum) which addresses several heavily litigated meal/rest period issues. While employers obviously welcomed the clarification provided by the ruling, lively...
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