Anti-SLAPP Law: Not Applicable to Arbitration

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Overview of Anti-SLAPP California’s Anti-SLAPP law protects against low-merit lawsuits designed to chill exercise of “a person’s right of petition or free speech” about “a public issue”. Example: If a person sues their former employer for having engaged in systemic wage discrimination and employer files a “counter-suit” with frivolous claims…

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Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation In California: Court of Appeal Upholds Public Policy Supporting Right to Pursue Profession

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California Strongly Supports Individuals’ Rights To Pursue Their Profession In AMN Healthcare, Inc. v. Aya Healthcare Services, Inc., employer AMN sued former employees (nurse recruiters) whom had quit to work for Aya Healthcare. The Fourth Appellate District agreed with the trial court’s determination, siding with the nurse recruiters, that California…

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California Workers Presumed to be Employees Under New Dynamex “ABC” Classification Test

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New California authority controls classification of workers as employees versus independent contractors.  Under the recent Dynamex decision, California workers will now be regarded as “employees” rather than “independent contractors” unless a three-part test is met by the company. Dynamex Worker Classification Change: Dynamex is a courier service that classified its…

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New Employment Laws for 2018

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California Employment Law continues to evolve.  This is a summary of new laws and amendments for 2018. New California Laws and Amendments: Minimum Wage Increase.  0-25 employees: increase from $10 to $10.50 per hour.  26+ employees: increase from $10.50 to $11 per hour.  SB 3. Parental Leave (Small Employers).  California…

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