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Maker of wearable fitness trackers claims competitor stole talent, information

Retaining trade secrets and preventing employee poaching can be particularly difficult in highly competitive industries such as California's tech industry. One area of technology where competition is quickly rising is the connected fitness market, which provides wearable products for monitoring health.

Bill would prohibit termination of grocery store workers in 90 days after a merger

Compliance with state and federal employment laws is always an important consideration when an employer merges with or acquires another company. In industries with high rates of consolidation, companies tend to have heightened union concerns and may even draw the attention of lawmakers who want to ensure that employees are being treated fairly during and after the sale of a business.

Though optimistic, L.A. businesses concerned about taxes, minimum wage hike

Amid reports that business owners in Los Angeles County are more optimistic about this year's business conditions compared to last year's, owners still share some serious concerns, not the least of which is government regulation in the form of the citywide minimum wage hike.

How can my business be remedied after a breach of contract?

Back in February, we discussed a business' next steps after a party it has contracted with breaches that contract. One of the things we mentioned was that there are several possible remedies an allegedly wronged business can seek, specifically referring to damages.

Toshiba sued by Tessera for alleged breach of contract

If your tech business licenses your products and intellectual property to another company, then you need someone on your side -- an intellectual property lawyer -- to monitor the arrangement and protect your interests. In some cases, businesses start out with a good agreement that lasts for years, but somewhere along the line one party stops honoring the contract in full.

California sales executive claims employer tracked her off-the-clock whereabouts

If you're an employer whose employees travel around to provide services in various locations, then you may have software for keeping track of employees' travel times and expenses. A lawsuit recently filed in California raises the question of how far employers can go in tracking their employees' whereabouts.

OpenTV claims Apple infringed on patents for streaming technology

According to a 2014 survey, 61 percent of consumers used Internet streaming each week to access movies, TV shows and other content. That percentage represents a 17 percent increase from the year before.

For-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. fends off legal claims with Chapter 11

Recently we discussed some cost-efficient tools that struggling businesses can use to address their debt problems. Specifically, Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code provides a way for debtors and creditors to resolve debt issues while avoiding the cost of bankruptcy.

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