2019 California Laws Aimed at Strengthening Women's Rights and Remedying Wrongs Against Women
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.” –Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Below are summaries of the main laws affecting women’s rights which went into effect this year.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued its Proposed Overtime Rule
On March 7, 2019, the DOL issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the minimum salary an employee can make without incurring overtime pay for working over 40 hours a week.
Employee Nonsolicitation Clauses are Void
As recently as November 2018 and January 2019, California Courts have held that employee nonsolicitation clauses, such as those in employment contracts, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, violate Business and Professions Code Section 16600.
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