Have You Been Mis-Classified as an Employee or Independent Contractor – The Answer May Be Crucial to the Success of Your Case

When analyzing an employment law case, one must first determine whether the worker was an employee or independent contractor. This is important because in California employment-at-will means that an employer can fire an employee for just about any reason other than one that is prohibited under law. The following is a b...

Trade Secret Misappropriation: What Employees Should and Should Not Do When Leaving a California Employer

A crucial lesson can be learned from a case this week where an electrical engineer of a California company was convicted of stealing trade secrets and distributing them to competitors.  Trade Secret litigation takes on many forms.  In California, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the Business and Professions Code (contr...