California Non-Compete Agreements, Revisited

California Non-Compete Agreements, Revisited

In this latest installment, we revisit the topic of California non-competition agreements (also referred to as California non-compete agreements).  This time the focus is on California Business and Professions Code 16600. In the recent case of Golden v. Cal. Emergency…

Former NFL player Eric Sutton sues Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Former NFL player Eric Sutton sues Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Former NFL player Eric Sutton sues Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.:  Suit Highlights Racial and Age Discrimination, Harassment, Wrongful Termination, and Failure to Pay Wages at world’s largest retailer and world’s largest employer EL SEGUNDO, CA (November 12, 2014)–…

Sixty-one year old, African-American Director sues TIAA-CREF

Sixty-one year old, African-American Director sues TIAA-CREF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sixty-one year old, African-American Director sues TIAA-CREF:  Suit Highlights Racial and Age Discrimination, Harassment, and Wrongful Termination at 6th largest financial services firm* in United States EL SEGUNDO, CA (October 23, 2014) — Curtis Monk, Jr., a 61…

Former Senior Director Sues Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM)

Former Senior Director Sues Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Former Senior Director Sues Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM):  Suit Highlights Retaliation, Gender Discrimination, and Failure to Pay Wages at the “largest California-based accounting and consulting firm” EL SEGUNDO, CA (October 10, 2014)— Sandy Holder, one of…

Attorney’s Fees Revisited, One-way?

Attorney’s Fees Revisited, One-way?

This article revisits our recurring discussion of attorney’s fees, with a focus on attorney’s fees in contracts. Does California Allow One-Way Attorney’s Fees in Contracts?  The short answer is generally, “No.” Pursuant to California Civil Code 1717 “In any action…

Landlord access

California Attorney and Real Estate Broker Chris Adishian answers the question, “When can a residential Landlord access a Tenant occupied unit?” at the South Bay Association of Realtors event, “Commercial Attorney Panel-Hot Legal Issues for Commercial Real Estate” on March…

Commercial rent increases

Commercial rent increases are evaluated differently than residential rent increases in some ways.  While both are creatures of contract, there are fewer laws governing the terms of commercial rents. California Attorney and Real Estate Broker Chris Adishian answers the question,…