Category Archives: Employment Law

Wrongful Termination: Discrimination and Medical Leave

Employers generally are allowed to fire their at-will employees, at any time.  But there are state and federal statutes that create certain circumstances where termination is never appropriate.  For example, California has enacted the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which prohibits the unfair treatment of employees on the basis of their sex, race, religion,

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Non-Compete Agreements in California: Are They Enforceable?

  What should an employer do if they want to make sure their employees don’t steal their customers from them after they leave?  The obvious answer is to have the employee sign a contract not to compete, also known as a non-compete agreement.  But that raises another question — are non-compete agreements enforceable?   It’s an

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Class Actions: The Best Legal Tool for Consumer Protection

In the modern world, where a powerful corporation takes advantage of its superior bargaining power, individual consumers may find themselves with few options to protect their rights.  Hiring an attorney can be expensive, and resolving a small commercial dispute generally isn’t worth the cost of litigation.  Nevertheless, when corporations engage in a practice of systematically

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