Enforcement Of Non-Competition Agreements Through Injunctive Relief In Nevada

In the recent case of Shores v. Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (134 Nev. Adv. Op. 61), the Supreme Court of Nevada determined that the trial court improperly granted a preliminary injunction to enforce a non-compete agreement that was arguably unreasonable as to its geographic scope. Employee Landon Shores worked as a sales associate for Global Read More…

Arbitration Agreements In Employment Contracts: Cross Your T’s And Dot Your I’s In All Languages

In Juarez v. Wash Depot Holdings, Inc., California’s Second Appellate District Court of Appeal upheld the denial of an employer’s motion to compel arbitration when the arbitration agreement contained in the employee handbook was not the same in the English version as the Spanish version. Plaintiff Carlos Juarez filed a lawsuit alleging thirteen wage-and-hour claims, Read More…

Supreme Court Upholds Enforceability Of Individualized Arbitration Agreements In Employment Contracts

Employers sometimes require their employees to enter into employment contracts requiring employment disputes between the parties to be resolved through individualized arbitration proceedings.  Such agreements include a waiver of the employee’s right to participate in class action employment lawsuits.  Until recently, the enforceability of individualized arbitration agreements was questionable following a controversial ruling by the Read More…

Eligibility For Unemployment Compensation Benefits In A “Resign Or Be Fired” Scenario In Nevada

Section 612.380 of the Nevada Revised Statutes generally provides that an individual is ineligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits where the person has voluntarily left his or her employment. On May 3, 2018, in the case of Dolores v. State, Dep’t of Employment Sec. Div., the Supreme Court of Nevada determined that an employee’s resignation, Read More…

New California Laws Impact Content And Procedures For Job Applications

California employers should be aware of two new statutes went into effect on January 1, 2018, that govern the content and procedures for considering job applications in California. A.  Prohibition Against Inquiries Regarding Applicants’ Prior Criminal Convictions Labor Code Section 12952 requires employers with five or more employees to implement a multi-step process for consideration Read More…

New CA Law Increases General Contractors’ Liability For Wage Claims

California Assembly Bill 1701 (“AB 1701”), which was signed into law on October 14, 2017, will expand potential liability of general contractors for unpaid wage claims on construction projects. California Labor Code section 218.7, created by AB 1701, will go into effect on January 1, 2018, and will apply to private construction contracts entered into Read More…