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LITIGATION UPDATES – NOVEMBER 2014

California Bans Non-Disparagement Clauses Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 2365, popularly referred to as the “Yelp” bill, on September 9, 2014.  The new law, codified at California Civil Code section 1670.8, will prohibit the use of “non-disparagement” clauses in consumer contracts beginning January 1, 2015.  The new law provides that a “contract or proposed… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – SEPTEMBER 2014

FRANCHISOR LIABLE? In Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, the plaintiff alleged that she had been sexually harassed by her supervisor.  She sued both her direct employer, who was a franchisee of Domino’s Pizza, as well as Domino’s Pizza itself as the franchisor.  Plaintiff claimed that Domino’s Pizza was liable because it was her joint employer, and… Read More »