EMPLOYMENT LAW ON THE MENU

Whether it is menu planning, budgeting, negotiating leases or franchise agreements, monitoring the internet for the latest customer reviews, or getting food prepared and to the table, restaurateurs are pulled in many directions every day. With such diverse and...

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT RULES ON HARASSMENT AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES ISSUES

The state Supreme Court ruled on two thorny issues facing employers last month in Roby v. McKesson Corporation. The case addressed an important distinction between what is unlawful harassment and discrimination under state law, overlapping damages, and the...

WALKING THE LINE: USING NON-SOLICITATION AGREEMENTS

In Employment Law 101, we learn California’s public policy favors free and open competition for employees’ talent. Business and Professions Code Section 16600, concisely provides: “Except as provided in this chapter, every contract by which anyone is...

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS: OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

Every employment lawyer has had the experience of asking a client for a copy of her employee handbook, only to be given an old, coffee-ring stained document, cobbled together in different typefaces, only partially contained in a three-ring binder. Don’t let that...
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