On October 10, 2019, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 51, prohibiting employers from requiring, as a condition of employment, continued employment, or the receipt of any employment-related benefit, that…

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Overlapping but fundamentally different legal developments in the last few weeks have transformed how the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) defines and applies “amateurism” – the core concept by which…

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The NLRB announced today that the unionization effort at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse was resoundingly defeated. Seventy percent of the votes counted opposed SEIU’s effort to represent this fulfillment center’s…

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Category: Contracts, Union Access,

In Perry v. Floss Bar, Inc., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43429, a district judge in the Southern District of New York denied a preliminary injunction request from Joshua Perry, who…

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Category: Contracts,

Every offer and sale of securities in the United States must either be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), or exempt from registration under rules established by the…

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Last week, we blogged about how a recent California appellate court decision effectively rendered an employee confidentiality agreement as an unenforceable covenant not to compete. In a similar decision, Whitewater…

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Category: Contracts,

In Brown v. TGS Management Company, LLC (2020) Cal. App. LEXIS 1074, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, recently held, in a case appealed from a trial court decision…

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Category: Contracts,

Governor Newsom has signed into law a bill, patterned after California’s ground-breaking gender diversity bill adopted two years ago, requiring publicly-held corporations that have their principal executive offices here, to…

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Unless you have been living under a rock for, oh, the last 15 years or so, you know how vexing PAGA (the California Private Attorneys General Act of 2004) can…

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As businesses begin resuming operations and recalling employees from furlough and layoff, companies may decide they no longer need to recall all employees. Perhaps companies have learned that certain positions…

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