Fenwick Employment Brief - December 11, 2009



*California Appellate Court Rejects Overly Broad Non-Competition Agreement and Casts Doubt As To Continuing Viability of Trade Secrets Exception

*California Supreme Court Reinstates Disability Harassment Verdict and Clarifies Punitive Damages Standard

*California Supreme Court Upholds Broad “Privilege” Protections for Attorney’s Wage and Hour Opinion Letter

*News Bites

..Alert: Federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act GINA) Effective Nov. 21

..Ninth Circuit Holds that Independent Contractors May Sue Under Rehabilitation Act

..Federal Jury Awards $6.2 Million in Age Discrimination Suit

..Significant Increase in Private Sector EEOC Claims During 2009

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