2704, 2021

Time for Your Employees to Start Saving for Retirement? The Next CalSavers Retirement Savings Program Employer Registration Deadline is Coming Soon!

April 27th, 2021|Categories: Litigation Articles|

Does your private sector business have more than 50 employees?  If so, California law requires your business to register with the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program (“CalSavers”) by June 30, 2021. The CalSavers registration is required for a covered employer to confirm that it either provides its employees access to a Continue Reading

3103, 2021

What’s That Ringing Sound? Court of Appeal Holds Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Can Constitute a “Physical Disability” Under FEHA

March 31st, 2021|Categories: Litigation Articles|

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (“EHS”), also known as microwave syndrome or being allergic to electricity, has been represented in pop culture and social media for several years.[i]  One of the most prominent portrayals of EHS is in the TV show Better Call Saul, the prequel to Breaking Bad, where successful Continue Reading

April 2021

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

As COVID-19 vaccines become more available, many employers are considering ending remote work in whole or in part. Some employees may request to continue working from home. Distinguishing between employees asking to work from home as a legitimate accommodation versus those who simply prefer it can be complicated. Getting it right will help employers reduce the risk of litigation.

1103, 2021

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Second District Permits Trade Secret Protection for Physician Productivity Data

March 11th, 2021|Categories: Litigation Articles|

At the end of 2020, California’s Second District Court of Appeal decided Coast Hematology-Oncology Associates Medical Group, Inc. v. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center,[i] a case involving rival medical groups and allegations of trade secret misappropriation, interference with prospective economic advantage, interference with a contract, and unfair competition.

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1103, 2021

Whitewater West Industries, Ltd. v. Alleshouse: California Law Torpedoes Post-Employment Invention Assignment Provisions

March 11th, 2021|Categories: Litigation Articles|

California employers beware. You can use a properly drafted contract to prohibit former employees from using your confidential information after they leave your business. But, if your contract requires a former employee to hand over to you his or her good ideas related to your business conceived after leaving your Continue Reading

412, 2020

CCPA Blog Series: Post No. 4 We Barely Got to Know You: How Prop 24 Changed the CCPA

December 4th, 2020|Categories: Litigation Articles|

In our first three posts on the CCPA, we discussed how its data privacy provisions might affect businesses and empower consumers, as well as the law’s implications on COVID-19 temperature checks. Although it has been a mere eleven months since the CCPA took effect, we already have a new law Continue Reading