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…

Labor Code Section 6400 “Workplace Safety” Cases

Labor Code Section 6400 “Workplace Safety” Cases

We recently concluded a case involving a “big box” retailer and an employee working as an asset protection manager. Almost all major chain retailers have some form of asset protection employees (managers and staff) whose primary job is to help…

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…

Labor Code 2810.5

Labor Code 2810.5

Today the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) published a template that employers can use in order to comply with the new notice requirements set forth in Labor Code section 2810.5. A Word version can be downloaded here and a…

Unpaid Bonus, Revisited

Unpaid Bonus, Revisited

In this article we review an unpaid bonus in the context of an MBO plan.  An unpaid bonus claim is straightforward.  The Company promised the employee a bonus for hitting certain targets.  The employee hit the targets.  The Company failed…

Wages Revisited

Wages Revisited

In this article we tackle the question:  “Are stock options wages under California law?” The Definition of Wages in California Under California Labor Code §200 wages are defined to include “all amounts for labor performed by employees of every description,…

California Non-compete Agreements Revisited

California Non-compete Agreements Revisited

In this article we revisit the topic of California non-competition agreements  (also referred to as California non-compete agreements). In the recent Silguero case, the California Court of Appeal for the Second District was presented with a twist on a recurring issue….that is,…