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Can an Employee Be “At-Will” for a Specified Term?

Most employers and employees will agree that if they do not specify the term (or length) of employment, the employment relationship is “at-will”  — that is, either the employer or the employee may end the relationship at any time for any … Continue reading

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How to Handle a Request for Military Leave

Many workforces include active members of the military.  When an employee notifies an employer of an absence from work due to military service, a letter should be sent to the employee thanking them for the advanced notice (which is not … Continue reading

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Class Action Arbitrations After AT&T v. Concepcion

In April, the Supreme pharmacy Court’s 5-4 decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion changed how businesses can manage issues that might balloon into class-action lawsuits. The case was initially filed in 2006, when Vincent and Liza Concepcion sued AT&T as … Continue reading

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Protections Against Employee Claims

4 Reasons Why Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) Policies Protect Your Company Against Unforeseen and Unbudgeted Risks 1.  Employment Lawsuits Are on the Rise In California, court filings increased by 20% over the past decade. In 2009, contract disputes and … Continue reading

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Protecting Intellectual Property

Research indicates that due to the speed and frequencies of emailing and texting, proprietary and trade secret information is more frequently being accidentally or intentionally disclosed to someone outside the company. According to a 2007 survey of US companies by … Continue reading

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