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Pre-dispute Agreements to Arbitrate Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Claims Will Be Voidable Pursuant to Federal Legislation

USA - March 2 2022 On February 10, 2022, Congress passed H.R. 4445, titled the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.” The…

Ellen Moran Dwyer, Thomas P. Gies, Sadina Montani, Rebecca L. Springer, Eric Su

Ninth Circuit Reminds Plaintiffs That Trade Secret Misappropriation Damages Without Adequate Proof of Causation Are Not Enough

USA - November 9 2021 The Ninth Circuit recently issued an opinion that serves as a reminder of the importance of developing robust affirmative evidence of damages…

Thomas P. Gies, Christine B. Hawes

California Implements Greater Restrictions on Employee Settlement, Separation and Other Employment Agreements

USA - October 21 2021 California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a new bill, SB 311, also known as the “Silenced No More Act,” which broadly prohibits non-disclosure…

Trina Fairley Barlow, Suzanne E. Rode, Ira M. Saxe, Rebecca L. Springer, Eric Su

President Biden Announces Six-Pronged Plan to Combat COVID-19, With Implications for Both the Private and Public Sector

USA - September 10 2021 President Biden yesterday afternoon announced a comprehensive, six-part strategy to combat COVID-19, aimed largely at vaccinating the 25% of the…

Michelle D. Coleman, Katie Erno, Peter J. Eyre, Thomas P. Gies, Christine B. Hawes, Eric Su, Daniel W. Wolff

New California Law Requires Re-Hiring of Laid-off Hospitality and Business Services Workers for Open Positions Through 2024

USA - April 28 2021 On April 16, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 93 into law. This statute establishes a statewide requirement that employers in the…

Thomas P. Gies, Kris D. Meade, Suzanne E. Rode, Ira M. Saxe, Eric Su