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EMPLOYER MIS-TRANSLATION OF EMPLOYEE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT CLAUSE CAUSES PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS

EMPLOYER MIS-TRANSLATION OF EMPLOYEE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT CLAUSE CAUSES PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS In the case of Western Bagel Co., Inc. v Superior Court, decided July 17th, the employer’s translation from English to Spanish of a mandatory arbitration clause was at issue. The Spanish version suggested non-binding arbitration; the English said binding arbitration....

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New Executive Order Targeting Employee Non-Compete Agreements

New Executive Order Targeting Employee Non-Compete Agreements On July 9, 2021, President Biden made good on a campaign promise to address employment non-compete agreements by issuing a sweeping executive order called “Promoting Competition in the American Economy Order.” Although it does not immediately change the current legal landscape governing non-compete...

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Employers – Reopening Businesses

Employers - Reopening Businesses The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) surprise relaxation of the COVID-19 mask guidance on Thursday, May 13th, puts us on a path to pre-pandemic life for fully vaccinated people.  But, employers should consider whether to relax pandemic health and safety protocols at the workplace...

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REMOTE AND IN PERSON EMPLOYEES CA LABOR COMMISSIONER IS COMING FOR YOU

REMOTE AND IN PERSON EMPLOYEES CA LABOR COMMISSIONER IS COMING FOR YOU Employers in California better get it right in the treatment of employees.  Any employee working in California must be paid under California laws, including remote employees.  The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) is tasked with combating...

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