Despite California’s prohibition against non-compete agreements, a federal court in the Eastern District of California recently ruled that a California resident may be subject to the non-compete covenant in his employment agreement due to a provision in the agreement identifying Indiana as the parties’ choice of forum and that state’s law as the parties’ choice … Continue Reading
We recently blogged about Governor Brown signing S.B. 1241, which is now codified as Section 925 of the California Labor Code. The law, which affects venue and choice of law provisions in agreements entered into as a condition of employment, will begin applying to agreements entered into, modified, or extended beginning on January 1, 2017. … Continue Reading
In recent years, some employers doing business in the Golden State have required their employees to sign arbitration and employment agreements that require the employee to sue or arbitrate in – or under the law of – another state. After January 1, 2017, this practice will be illegal unless the employee was represented by legal … Continue Reading
Murphy v. Schneider Nat’l, Inc., 349 F.3d 1224 (9th Cir. 2003) Charles E. Murphy was injured on premises owned by Trane Company while he was working as a long-haul trucker for Schneider National, Inc. Murphy filed a personal injury action against Schneider (which had failed to maintain a workers’ compensation policy) and Trane in the … Continue Reading
Oregon Bureau of Labor and Indus. v. U.S. West Communications, Inc., 288 F.3d 414 (9th Cir. 2002) Darryl Richardson filed a discrimination complaint against his employer with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) — a state administrative agency. In response, U.S. West removed the action to federal court, asserting the court had subject … Continue Reading
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