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August 2015
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Prevention and Response

As one Golden State vice-mayor is discovering the hard way, even an allegation of sexual harassment in the workplace can have serious negative side effects on an entire office. In political situations these types of allegations can quickly derail a person’s career, and in a more typical office setting allegations of sexual harassment can develop Read More

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Legal Issues in Employment: Retaliation is Discrimination

In order to run a successful business, today’s leaders understand that they must know more than just what their product is and how to sell it. They must know what laws apply to their company’s business, from making employment decisions to managing supply lines, and everything in between. As impossible as it is for one Read More

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The Future of Uber

Transportation services have historically been heavily regulated due to their impact on the public. It makes sense that taxi companies are monitored as they are often trusted to safely and efficiently convey a city’s citizens and visitors around the city’s streets. Since the invention of cell phones, smart phones, and the applications that run on Read More

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Negotiating Executive Employment Contracts: Promises and Pitfalls

One of the greatest assets a company has is its employees, which includes a company’s senior leadership. Most companies are not able to consistently find high quality leaders with the right combination of visionary talent and business savvy within their own ranks, and it is very common for them to seek executive talent from the Read More

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Trial Date Set for Keith Urban’s Trademark Lawsuit

A December trial date has been scheduled in Los Angeles federal court for a lawsuit in which a British songwriter is alleging that country music star Keith Urban stole his band’s name for the trademark on his guitar lesson package that is being sold on the Home Shopping Network and online. Peter Beckett filed his Read More

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Sexual Orientation or Sex Discrimination? EEOC Says Both

Employers this week eagerly awaited the most recent decision by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the rights of employees based on their sexual orientation. Once the 3-2 decision was released, savvy employers should have begun altering their practices and policies to ensure compliance with the new rule of law. While there may be some Read More

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