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California Governor Approved Modifications to Independent Contractor Law

California Governor approved modifications to Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”), California’s worker misclassification law, to allow more individuals to be classified as independent contractors. This distinction is important because employees are provided wage and hour, workplace safety, and other workplace protections that independent contractors...

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Navigato & Battin, LLP Opens Carlsbad Office

Even a pandemic cannot constrain Navigato & Battin’s expansion!  Well, it was not exactly planned that way, but nonetheless, N&B recently opened its second location in Carlsbad.  The new address is 5927 Balfour Court, Suite 110, Carlsbad, CA 92008.  “Over the last several years, our North County San Diego client base has grown substantially,”...

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California Supreme Court Decision Adds Clarity on Intentional Interference with At -Will Contracts and Clears Up Confusion on the Validity of Non-Compete Clauses in Business-to-Business Agreements

The California Supreme Court answered two questions in its opinion in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc., clearing up uncertainty in California’s business tort law. Is a plaintiff required to plead an independently wrongful act in order to state a claim for tortious interference with a contract that is terminable at will? What is the proper standard to...

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City of San Diego Extends Eviction Moratorium in Eleventh Hour

We discussed the City of San Diego’s eviction moratorium in last month’s newsletter. As promised, we have kept up with the latest news and learned the City Council voted to extend the eviction moratorium through September 30. This extension is longer than the previous 30 day extension and likely is the result of increasing COVID-19 numbers and...

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