California Employment Law Update

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Trial Court Properly Denied Class Certification To Restaurant Managers

Arenas v. El Torito Restaurants, Inc., 183 Cal. App. 4th 723 (2010) The plaintiffs in this case are salaried managers at El Torito, El Torito Grill and Guadala Harry’s restaurants in California from May 2002 to the present. Plaintiffs alleged they were misclassified as employees exempt from overtime because they routinely spent more than half … Continue Reading

Company’s Proposed Payments To Corporate Officials Were Subject To Retention Under Sarbanes-Oxley Act

SEC v. Gemstar-TV Guide Int’l, 401 F.3d 1031 (9th Cir. 2005) (en banc) As part of its announced plans to restructure its management and corporate governance, Gemstar-TV Guide entered into negotiations for termination agreements with its CEO and CFO. The CEO’s termination agreement provided for a “termination fee” of $22.45 million, an additional $7.03 million … Continue Reading

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