Employment & Labor

On the heels of approving SB 699, which heightened the protections and reach of California’s prohibition of employee non-competes under California Bus. & Prof. Code Section 16600 (“Section 16600”) (see our blog post here), Governor Gavin Newsom has now signed AB 1076. AB 1076 further increases the litigation risk for employers

Discrimination based on gender, background and other prohibited personal characteristics is not only illegal and unethical, but can also be expensive. Following a recent decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), this cost risk has increased by a new component: namely, litigation costs and legal fees. Employers are therefore well advised to ensure compliance

Diskriminierungen wegen des Geschlechts, Herkunft und weiterer verbotener persönlicher Merkmale sind nicht nur rechtswidrig und unethisch, sondern können auch teuer werden. Dieses Kostenrisiko hat sich nach einer aktuellen Entscheidung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs (EuGH) um eine neue Komponente erhöht: nämlich um Prozesskosten und Anwaltskosten. Arbeitgeber sind daher gut beraten, Compliance mit den Diskriminierungsverboten zu gewährleisten.


California non-compete law has just been shaken-up—and the ripples are likely to travel across the country. For decades and save for narrow exceptions, California Business and Professions Code § 16600 has made post-employment non-competes unenforceable due to their potential to unduly restrain an individual’s business or profession. Effective January 1, 2024, however, Senate Bill 699

In its decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina[1] issued on June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court held that the undergraduate admissions programs of Harvard College and the University of North Carolina violate the standards of the Equal Protection Clause of


On 10 May, the Department for Business and Trade (the “DBT”) released the regulatory reform update “Smarter Regulation to Grow the Economy” – the first in a series of updates on how the government intends to reform regulations to support economic growth.  This first package of updates addresses employment regulations, which the