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Labor and Employment Law
In a case of first impression in Nevada, the Nevada Supreme Court held that employees have a private right of action to recoup unpaid wages under Nevada.
Insurance Coverage
A California Court of Appeal has confirmed that additional insured endorsements (“AIE”) granting coverage for liability arising out of a named insured’s “ongoing operations,” and in effect during those “ongoing operations,” do not require that the liability arise while the named insured is performing work.
Business Litigation
In light of the recent interest from the Legislature and technology community in chipping away at non-competes, employers should expect Utah to continue to review and restrict their use, especially for low-wage employees and technology employees.
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Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Dec 18 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
In a case of first impression in Nevada, the Nevada Supreme Court held that employees have a private right of action to recoup unpaid wages under Nevada.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Dec 15 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board overturned the dramatic expansion of the joint employer test it established just two years ago in the controversial Browning-Ferris Industries case.
Article, Business Litigation
Nov 29 | Article, Business Litigation
In light of the recent interest from the Legislature and technology community in chipping away at non-competes, employers should expect Utah to continue to review and restrict their use, especially for low-wage employees and technology employees.
Legal Alert, Insurance Coverage
Nov 15 | Legal Alert, Insurance Coverage
A California Court of Appeal has confirmed that additional insured endorsements (“AIE”) granting coverage for liability arising out of a named insured’s “ongoing operations,” and in effect during those “ongoing operations,” do not require that the liability arise while the named insured is performing work.
Resource, Labor and Employment Law
Nov 10 | Resource, Labor and Employment Law
This one-page chart outlines the current federal and state laws relating to pay equity.
Article, Business Litigation
Nov 08 | Article, Business Litigation
The Sedona Conference’s recently-published third edition comes at a time when litigants need guidance regarding the last decade’s evolution of technology and the resulting e-discovery obligations. On this front, a number of helpful topics are addressed by the new edition.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Nov 01 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases involve disability discrimination claims and procedural issues related to workers’ compensation proceedings.
Publication, Business Litigation
Oct 23 | Publication, Business Litigation
In today’s business environment, greater employee mobility and technological advances underscore the need to protect a company’s confidential information and trade secrets. Although companies cannot prevent all such losses, the use of a strong, enforceable confidentiality agreement can be very effective.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Oct 20 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Employers should ensure that harassment training taking place after January 1, 2018 include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Employers should also keep an eye out for the amended harassment training poster to be developed and published by the DFEH.

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