PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW

California law authorizes punitive damages to punish and discourage “oppression, fraud, or malice.” Courts have explained that punitive damages are “an expression of moral condemnation” for conduct done with “willful and conscious...

NEW RULES REGARDING NON-SOLICITATION AGREEMENTS IN CALIFORNIA

When employees with access to key company information and knowledge about company practices leave to work for competitors, employers are naturally concerned about protecting themselves. One way employers try to do this is through various types of agreements with...

AN UNEVEN PLAYING FIELD

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) includes a simple provision awarding attorney’s fees: “In actions brought under this section, the court, in its discretion, may award to the prevailing party reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, including...
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