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6 Tips for Dealing With Wrongful Termination

It may have come about unexpectedly, but dealing with wrongful termination can leave you without a clue about what to do next. You may have worked hard for your employer, only to be let go under curious circumstances. If you have suspicions about the reasons for your termination, you should contact a knowledgeable wrongful termination […]

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Claiming Against An Employer for Sexual Harassment in California: Options and Strategies

The tremors can be felt throughout California. And I am not referring to an earthquake. Consider the allegations throughout 2017 of sexual harassment that de-throned entertainment industry kingpins such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey as well as Silicon Valley bosses such as Uber’s Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick. The reported allegations of sexual harassment […]

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Sarbanes-Oxley and DODD-Frank retaliation claims compared

Avoid Arbitration b Pleading Sarbanes Oxley The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and Dodd Frank Act (Dodd Frank) were enacted, in part, as a means to provide whistleblower protection to employees who report or participate in proceedings involving corporate wrongdoing.  The legislation prohibits retaliation against whistleblowing employees. Many believe SOX has effectively been superseded by Dodd Frank […]

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Laws Protecting Employee Mobility Have Bite

Non-compete agreements are generally void in California. California Business and Professions Code section 16600 (Section 16600) states, “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void.” However, some major players in the tech and engineering fields try to force non-compete […]

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Whistleblower Employees Enjoy Broader Protection From New Labor Code 1102.5 Amendments and Court Interpretations

California employees can now report their employers’ illegal activities with greater safeguards against retaliation.  Several amendments and a Ninth Circuit interpretation of Section 1102.5 broadens the scope of whistleblower protection. [gdlr_title align=”center” style=”divider” title=”Anti-Retaliation Now Covers Job Duties” ][/gdlr_title] In 2014, the California legislature passed an amendment to California Civil Code Section 1102.5.  The amendment […]

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