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California Further Restricts Employers Trying to Enforce Non-Competes

Companies that have headquarters outside of the Golden State typically have employment contracts that purportedly are governed by the substantive law of the state in which the enterprise is headquartered. Even Read More

Informed Employers Can Help Avoid FMLA/CFRA Lawsuits

California-based employers who employ 50 or more workers face regulations beyond the federal employment laws through the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), which expands employees’ rights under the Family Medical Read More

California Employers Must Pay Commissioned Employees for Rest Breaks

Earlier this year, a California Court of Appeals held in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC that an employer violated state law by not paying commissioned employees for their rest breaks. Under Read More

What to Do When a Shareholder Dies

When a shareholder of your corporation dies, it can spark a lot of questions, such as who gets his or her remaining shares? If a relative inherits them, can you Read More

Can an Employee Take Your Company's Trade Secrets to a Competing Business?

On February 23, 2017, Waymo, LLC (owned by Google’s parent company), filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc., Ottomotto LLC, and Otto Trucking, LLC.  The basis of Waymo’s lawsuit is Read More

Retail Giant Nike Not Immune to California’s Wage and Hour Laws

The most recent lawsuit brought against retail giant Nike proves that no company, no matter how big or small, is immune to California’s labor laws. This past week, Nike was Read More

What does O’Reilly’s termination mean for my business?

You may have seen in the news that 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, has terminated newscaster Bill O’Reilly’s employment in the wake of sexual harassment allegations Read More

The Basics of a Bulletproof Non-Disclosure Agreement

At Garcia & Gurney, ALC, our Pleasanton business attorneys routinely help corporations protect their intellectual property through the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDA). While many business owners are aware that Read More

Application of the “Commercial Common Sense Test” in Contract Disputes

When it comes to commercial contract disputes, there is a lot that a judge will consider before making any determinations. One factor a judge will consider is whether or not Read More

What Changes to Expect to the California Labor Code in 2018

We are only into the first quarter of 2017, and already California’s lawmakers have proposed new legislation for business owners. As of right now, the laws are still in the Read More

Layoff or Reduction-in-Forces: What Does Each Mean for You?

Layoff, reduction-in-forces (RIF), downsizing: Employers use these terms all the time to let employees go, but no matter how they phrase it, the bottom line is that you are out Read More

California Court of Appeals Reverses Original Decision Regarding Meal Period Waivers for Healthcare Workers

On October 5, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill confirming that hospital employees and other employees in the healthcare industry can continue to waive one of Read More

Understanding Employment at Will in California

All employers throughout California operate under the presumption that employees are employed “at will,” meaning that either the employer or the employee may terminate the employment at any time and Read More

Can You be Held Liable for an Independent Contractor’s On-the-Job Injuries?

Many business owners hire independent contractors because it reduces overhead costs and liability. At least, that is what many business owners believe. While it is true independent contractors are not Read More

Five More Laws California Employers Need to Understand in 2017

As California labor laws change, it is important that you – whether an employer or employee – understand what the changes entail so that you may better understand your rights Read More

Four Things to Understand About Your Work Email

According to the State of California Department of Justice, “Your employer is generally allowed to monitor your workplace communications, such as business phone calls and computer usage, and to access Read More

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