Fenwick Employment Brief - September 9, 2009



*Ninth Circuit Defines Scope Of Protection For Whistleblowers Under Sarbanes-Oxley Act

*DLSE Issues New Opinion Letter Permitting Employers To Reduce Work Schedules And Salaries Of Exempt Employees


..California Court Of Appeal Holds That Customer Non- Solicitation Provisions In Employment Agreements Are Unenforceable

..Ninth Circuit Clarifies When Commuting Time And Work Performed Before And After A Shift Are Compensable

..Failure To Give Proper Notice To Terminated Employees And Rejected Job Applicants Based On Background Checks Result In FCRA Penalties

..Washington Court Admits Settlement Letters Into Evidence To Show Employer’s Willfulness In Denying Wages

..Jury Finds Employer Accessed “Private” MySpace.com Group Page In Violation Of The Federal Stored Communications Act

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