Seyfarth Shaw LLP has released its 2012 edition of Cal-Peculiarities: How California Employment Law is Different, an authoritative guide to the ever-expansive rulings, regulations, and bills that have transformed California into one of the most employee- and plaintiff-friendly venues in the nation.

The 247-page guide is the work of the firm’s California Workplace Solutions Group, which includes many of Seyfarth’s 125 California-based labor and employment attorneys. During the past 13 years, Cal-Peculiarities has earned a national reputation as the must-have manual for executives, line managers, human resources professionals, general counsel, and others whose workplace practices may come under California jurisdiction.

Robert Milligan and Jim McNairy edited the section of the guide regarding non-competes and trade secrets. To obtain hard copies of the complete book or the CD-ROM, please send an email with your contact information to

In addition, as we have done the past two years — we are planning a series of events to follow the release of the Cal-Pecs publication. This year we will be conducting our annual webinar on May 31, 2012. You can register for the webinar here.