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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.


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 …›

October 5, 2018 - NLRB

Boomerang: The Trump NLRB Supplants the Obama NLRB

When Donald Trump took office in 2017, the members of the NLRB (Board) were predominantly appointees of President Obama. During the Obama presidency, the Board issued decisions that were mostly favorable to the interests of organized labor and its employee-members. Those decisions …›

August 5, 2018 - Intellectual Property

Protecting Investments in People and IP While Avoiding Criminal Sanctions

“Employees leaving an organization might be replaced physically, however, their skill-sets and knowledge cannot be exactly replaced by the person replacing them… the skill of employees, account for 85% of a company’s assets.” “[W]e are going to aggressively protect our intellectual property. Our single greatest …›