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MoFo ELC equips our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information on employment and labor law issues covering key judicial, litigation and legislative developments, their implications for employers, and strategies to ensure compliance and avoid lawsuits.


September 23, 2019 - Legislation

As State Cannabis Approval Grows Higher, When Can You Fire?

For decades, many employers have categorically prohibited marijuana use given its illegal status under federal law. With a growing number of state and localities legalizing marijuana and creating protections for marijuana users, many employers have been left wondering whether they can continue to lawfully …›

July 29, 2019 - Non-Compete

Tightening Restrictions on Noncompetes

Many employers have long used noncompetition agreements, or noncompetes, as an important tool for preventing former employees from unfairly competing against them. Although only a few states outright ban noncompetes with employees,[1] most states permit employers to use noncompetes as long as they …›

April 1, 2019 - Announcements

MoFo Webinar: Employment Traps in the Digital Age: Trade Secret (Including Restrictive Covenant) and Privacy Issues Abound

Trade secrets and personal information are key assets for most employers. Join us for a webinar to discuss recent developments affecting the protection of trade secrets in California (including restrictive covenants) and the handling of personal information. Topics will …›

January 31, 2019 - Legislation

PAGA: A Call To Arms

Whatever good intentions its proponents may claim, the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) created perverse incentives for plaintiff’s lawyers to file representative actions seeking civil penalties for violations of the California Labor Code on behalf of all “aggrieved employees” of …›

December 17, 2018 - Legislation

California Says #MeToo with SB 1300: The Impact on Employers

A California bill that has emerged from the #MeToo movement and is likely to increase employers’ costs and exposure in defending harassment claims will take effect on January 1, 2019. As briefly discussed in our October 2018 Employment Law Commentary, California Governor Jerry …›