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Best Practices From The California DEFH’s Workplace Harassment Guide

Published by and on May 25, 2018

California employers should look toward the Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s guidance when conducting investigations into misconduct in the workplace.

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Suspicion and Speculation Do Not Prove Unlawful Solicitation or Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

Published by and on May 23, 2018

The Fifth Circuit cautions that a company must provide more than mere speculation to proceed on claims that a former employee breached her non-solicitation agreement and misappropriated trade secrets.

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California Supreme Court Adopts Stricter ABC Test To Determine Employment Status

Published by and on May 21, 2018

In a landmark decision, the California Supreme Court adopted a new test that assumes workers are employees for purposes of claims under the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders, unless the entity can show that the worker is free from its control, performs work outside the usual course of the entity’s business, and is customarily engaged in an independently established occupation.

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New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Pay Equity Act Will Be the Strongest Pay Equity Law In U.S.

Published by and on May 14, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, New Jersey employers are prohibited from offering or compensating women and minorities at lower pay and benefits rates unless employers can demonstrate a bona fide reason under the law why the rate differential exists.

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