New Code of Civil Procedure section 1001 prohibits confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements for claims of sexual harassment and certain other claims (except re the claimant’s identity or amount of the settlement), with certain exceptions; new law effective January 1, 2019.

Troester v. Starbucks Corp., Cal. no. S234969 (July 26, 2018). De minimis doctrine did not apply to state-law wage-and-hour claims by Starbucks employee who worked four to ten minutes each workday off the clock (e.g., transmitting daily sales data and locking up the store).