Court’s $179 Million Award Underscores Importance of Confidentiality Agreements

Blogger’s Note: My colleagues, Aaron Goldstein and Jasmine Hui report on a key decision from the California Superior Court this past week relating to confidentiality agreements. In an important lesson for both employers and employees, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, a California superior court judge affirmed a $179 million arbitration award against a former Uber […]

Recognizing Risks Arising from Invasion of Privacy Claims in the Workplace

Kent Schmidt and Jessica Linehan One of the most significant liabilities that a company in California faces relates to claims that it has invaded an individual’s privacy rights.  While many claims are brought by consumers, a significant number of claims are filed every day by employees.  It is prudent to consider employee privacy concerns. As […]

This Just In (Via @JerryBrownGov)–Social Media Privacy Rules Are Coming to California

 The LA Times is reporting this evening that Governor Brown has signed two bills that prohibit universities and employers from requesting social media accounts.  The Governor quite appropriately made the announcement via his Twitter account ( Gov. Jerry Brown has signed twin bills prohibiting universities and employers from requiring that applicants give up their email […]

What is new in California Labor & Employment Legislation? September Update

Perhaps the most significant litigation risk for companies in California, relates to our extensive and ever-changing labor and employment regulations.  Here are a few important “hot of the press” updates provided by Dorsey Southern California Partner Gabrielle Wirth.  We will be returning to some or all of these subjects in future posts, but here is […]