Brandon T. Willenberg

Brandon T. Willenberg

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Having Employees Sign Non-Compete Agreements After They Have Already Started Working Could Be A Big Problem For Some Employers

A non-compete agreement is a vital tool that companies use to protect their confidential and trade secret information and their customer and employee relationships. Employers, of course, want to avoid the trouble of running...more

7/17/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Incentive Compensation Non-Compete Agreements

The Family is Getting Bigger: Starting July 2014 California’s Paid Family Leave Expands

I’m not quite sure why California felt it was necessary to effectuate key changes to employment laws in the middle of summer when most of us are trying to break away from work and enjoy our vacations. As we recently discussed...more

6/30/2014 - Adverse Employment Action CFRA Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FMLA

California Employers Catch One of Those Rare Wage and Hour Class Action Breaks From the California Supreme Court

Sometimes California employers do get a win when battling in the minefield of California’s wage and hour laws. So California employers, please pause to rejoice in this moment because you know you may not get another one for a...more

6/12/2014 - Class Action Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues U.S. Bank National Association Wage and Hour Wages

What Screams Summer Fun in California? How ‘Bout California’s July 2014 Minimum Wage Increase?

Beach towel – check, sunscreen – check, beach tunes playlist – check, make sure the company complies with California’s July 2014 minimum wage increase – che…wait, what?! You ask, “how is it possible that a California...more

5/9/2014 - Employer Mandates Hiring & Firing Minimum Wage Wages

San Francisco Employers – Heads Up, New Rules Governing The Use of Criminal Records

It’s already hard enough for California employers to keep track of and comply with the myriad federal and state background check laws. There’s California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), California...more

2/21/2014 - Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records Employer Liability Issues FCRA ICRAA

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision another Victory For Employers Seeking to Avoid Class Actions

Just last week Mintz Levin presented a webinar on how employers can use arbitration agreements as a tool to avoid exposure to wage and hour and other class actions. The thesis of the webinar was that recent Supreme Court and...more

11/13/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act SCOTUS Stolt-Nielsen

The California Supreme Court Tackles The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Concepcion – Still Finds Wiggle Room For California...

The enforceability of employment-related arbitration agreements has been a hot-button issue these past couple of years. The latest fight, federal vs. California law, has just played out in the California Supreme Court’s very...more

10/24/2013 - Administrative Remedies Arbitration Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion SCOTUS Wages

NLRB: Employees' Facebook Comments Are Protected Concerted Activity

The National Labor Relations Board’s closed out an already busy year addressing social media’s impact on employee rights in non-unionized workplaces (see our prior related blog entries here, here, here, and here) with yet...more

12/21/2012 - Facebook Hiring & Firing Hispanics United of Buffalo NLRA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Section 7 Social Media Termination

Employment & Labor Laws 2013 Legislative Forecast

It’s that time of year when we look ahead at the employment and labor laws that will go in effect in the New Year. We have assembled this forecast of the new laws that employers and human resources professionals in...more

12/7/2012 - CA SB 1193 Human Trafficking Misclassification Notice of Pay Social Media Policy Wellness Programs

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