Recent policy developments seek to ensure better energy storage and distribution in the years to come.
- California’s Energy Storage Policies Enable a Greener, Cleaner Future
- California Employment Law: New Developments for 2018
- Gag Orders on Grand Jury Subpoenas to Banks: The Next First Amendment Frontier?
- Auto-Renewal Update
- Understanding the New Framework for Whistleblower Retaliation in California
- Structuring Fees at Settlement Time
- Protecting Customer Lists as Trade Secrets
- Are Student Interns Employees?
- Ethics and the Silence Breakers (Special Credit)
- Judges and Blogging: An Ethical Minefield (Special Credit)
Trends in Intellectual Property
Here are 10 recent developments that will impact employers and employees in the coming year.
It is not uncommon for federal prosecutors to use grand jury subpoenas to force banks to produce their customers’ financial records—while barring the banks from telling their customers. Is that constitutional?
Changes to the Labor Code enhance protection for employees who speak out against improprieties.
Judges in their own words
— Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert, writing for Division 6 of the Second District of the California Court of Appeal, in Santa Clara Waste Water Co. v. County of Ventura Environmental Health Division, 2017 WL 5898576. Per the anti-SLAPP statute, the court affirmed dismissal of a claim that the plaintiff’s rights had been violated when a county agency advised the plaintiff that it was referring uncorrected environmental violations to the district attorney so they might be included as part of an ongoing investigation of possible criminal activity.