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Sidebar Issue 128 | July 2021

Noncompete Agreements: How Solid Is Yours?

There are many misconceptions and assumptions regarding the use and effectiveness of noncompete agreements. This is mainly because legal enforcement of these agreements is very fact-intensive and situation-specific. There are no bright-line rules to help business owners determine whether a noncompete agreement will be enforceable, so it can be challenging to craft one that will provide maximum protection without being vulnerable to a challenge in court.

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By:  Lisa Odom and Heather Donaldson

Cal/OSHA and The Newest Version of the Emergency Temporary Standards

Last month Cal/OSHA, the state agency responsible for administering and enforcing laws and regulations pertaining to workplace safety and health, took necessary steps to update the Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”).

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By:  Michael R. Fostakowsky

Featured Employment Settlement : Beltran, et al. v. Olam Spices and Vegetables Inc

On June 4, 2021, defendant Olam Spices and Vegetables agreed to the terms of $4.5 million settlement to resolve a class action claim filed by employees who alleged violations of the California Labor Code, unfair business practices and violation of the California Public Attorney General Act.

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