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California to Invalidate Out of State Non-Compete Agreements

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Tal Burnovski Yeyni | Shareholder

September 13, 2023

A new California law (Senate Bill 699) expands a prohibition on non-compete agreements beyond state lines. Current law (Business and Professions Code Section 16600), provides that every contract that restrains anyone from engaging in a

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California Increases State Minimum Wage

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Joshua S. Stein | Associate

August 9, 2023

The State of California’s minimum wage is set to increase to $16 per hour (an increase of $0.50 from the current minimum wage of $15.50), on January 1, 2024. The state minimum wage will apply

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California Employers: Minimum Wage Increase July 1, 2022

Sue M. Bendavid | Shareholder

June 30, 2022

Given the current state of inflation, minimum wage increases in many California municipalities will be going into effect as of July 1, 2022. Although a state-wide minimum wage of $15.00 for all employers (regardless of

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The Revival of the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Sue M. Bendavid | Shareholder

February 4, 2022

On January 25, 2022 Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he reached a deal with legislative leaders to reinstate Supplemental Paid Sick Leave benefits for COVID-19 related absences (“SPSL”). A previous version of the law (Senate

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Revised COVID-19 Regulations Take Immediate Effect

Sue M. Bendavid | Shareholder

June 18, 2021

After a period of uncertainty and public backlash, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA’s) Board finally adopted revisions to the COVID-19 regulations on June 17, 2021. The revised regulations will take immediate

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Cal/OSHA Expected to Adopt Revised COVID-19 Workplace Regulations

Sue M. Bendavid | Shareholder

June 7, 2021

In November 2020, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued COVID-19 regulations that required employers to follow certain procedures and safety precautions to protect employees from COVID-19 exposure. You can read about

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Impending Doom for Franchise Business Model in California?

Barry Kurtz | Shareholder

May 25, 2021

California Assembly Bill 257, the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act is currently pending in the California Legislature, introduced by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez. Also known as the FAST Recovery Act, Gonzalez introduced AB 257

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