Protecting intellectual property and trade secrets is a key to continued success for many California businesses. Threats of illegal use of intellectual property can come from multiple directions, and business owners should have a legal team that is prepared to handle an intellectual property dispute on numerous fronts.
In California, if you have 75 or more employees on the payroll and you plan to lay off 50 or more, then you are required to give written notice to the employees at least 60 days before the layoff takes effect. Under the state's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act ("WARN Act"), employers who don't provide the required notification could have to pay as much as 60 days worth of benefits and compensation to the affected employees. Companies could also face civil penalties for failure to provide sufficient notice.