On May 17, 2022, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released a draft regulation for workplace violence prevention that applies to all California employers, with only limited
Continue Reading California Employers Soon May Be Subject to a Workplace Violence Safety Standard

On the other side of the pandemic, after record numbers of employee resignations, protecting trade secrets is both challenging and being challenged. This article discusses protecting trade secrets and confidential
Continue Reading Staunch Competition – Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants

In a victory for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires enforcement of arbitration agreements that
Continue Reading In Viking River Cruises, US Supreme Court Sides With Employers: Individual PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable – For Now

The Chicago City Council enacted amendments to the City’s Human Rights Ordinance that take effect July 1, 2022. The amendments:

  • Expand the definitions of the sexual harassment and sexual orientation;


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In Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a circuit split regarding whether a party has waived its right to arbitrate. Under the test reviewed by the
Continue Reading Supreme Court Holds Waiving Arbitration Does Not Require Proof of Prejudice

Consistent with its previous rulings on the Labor Code, on May 23 the California Supreme Court held, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., that an employee who successfully
Continue Reading Meal Period Violations Trigger Slew of Additional Penalties, California High Court Says