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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.


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 …›

November 26, 2018 - Legislation

Are Employee Non-Solicitation Clauses Still Legal In California?

The Fourth District Court of Appeals in San Diego on November 1, 2018, issued AMN Healthcare Inc. v. Aya Healthcare Services Inc., in which it called into question the continuing viability in California of employee non-solicitation clauses found in many employment contracts and proprietary …›

October 30, 2018 - Legislation

Annual California Legislative Recap

Another year has passed in the California Legislature, with new laws and amendments affecting California employers. Among the more significant changes, bills prompted by the #MeToo movement, including the new requirement that corporate boards of directors include women, have been passed. Other …›