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10 05, 2016

Fraudulent Inducement of Employment Contract

By | 2016-12-14T11:21:58+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Fraudulent Inducement of Employment Contract

This article discusses California law with regard to fraudulent inducement of employment, a situation in which an employer is alleged to have made false statements to a prospective employee for the purpose of inducing the candidate to accept the employer’s job offer. It also explores the remedies available to an employee against an employer where [...]

6 04, 2016

Common Contract Clauses

By | 2016-12-14T11:30:42+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Business Contracts, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Common Contract Clauses

Common Contract Clauses Our business law clients often wonder why their contracts include some version of the following contract provisions. These clauses may seem unnecessary to a business owner or layperson. However, each of these common contract provisions does serve an important purpose in protecting a client’s interests, as described by our business lawyers below: Merger [...]

1 04, 2016

California Minimum Wage 2016

By | 2016-12-14T12:03:13+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Law, employment discrimination, Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on California Minimum Wage 2016

Economic Justice or Economic Devastation: What Does the Proposed Minimum Wage Hike to $15 an Hour Mean to Your Business? Most California business owners are aware that the minimum hourly wage rose to $10 per hour for all industries on January 1, 2016.[1] However, many of the same business owners are only beginning to recognize [...]

28 02, 2016

Protecting Trade Secrets Using Employment Agreements

By | 2016-12-14T12:58:00+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Protecting Trade Secrets Using Employment Agreements

Introduction Most California business owners know that a provision in an employment contract which purports to prevent a former employee from competing with the employer’s business is unenforceable in California. Under California law, there is a strong and clear policy favoring the free and unfettered rights of workers to find work where they can, using [...]

18 02, 2016

Docking Employee Pay for Rest Periods in California

By | 2016-12-14T12:53:50+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on Docking Employee Pay for Rest Periods in California

Introduction As with so many legal issues, a determination as to when it is legally permissible to “dock” an employee’s pay for rest periods requires knowledge of employment law and an analysis of the particular circumstances. This article, written by our leading wage and hour attorney, highlights circumstances in which docking employee pay for rest [...]