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June 2016
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Top 10 Reasons Real Estate Agents Get Sued

In 2008, right before the housing market crashed, a middle-aged couple in Carlsbad, California sued their real estate agent for misrepresenting their home’s value. They bought the home for $1.2 million at the height of the housing boom, but the housing market crash was soon to follow and many homes in their neighborhood were selling Read More

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Independent Contractor or Employee?

Many companies hire independent contractors to do any number of tasks, from running weekly payroll to providing copywriting services. Typically, independent contractors are a lot cheaper to hire than full-time employees, as employers are not required to offer independent contractors benefits, they are not restricted to offering a set amount of hours, they do not Read More

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The Healthcare Workforce in California

  In the town of Chico, California, a local hospital has demanded change as a result of their failing union. The healthcare workers, expressing their grievances towards the union system at their place of work, have left and moved to a rivaling union group in hopes of a more democratic system. They seek to raise Read More

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Wrongful Termination in California

California is an “at will” state, meaning that employers have the right to hire and fire individuals at will, without any real reason or explanation (so long as the reason was not illegal, such as race, gender, etc.). If you have been fired from your job in California, the best thing you can do is Read More

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What You Post on Social Media Can Get You Fired

In today’s digital age, privacy has nearly become a thing of the past. You can check in on Facebook, send out tweets to a mass audience on Twitter, and start a hashtag trend on Instagram. These social platforms are often taken for granted, and we always overlook one important detail about what we post: Just Read More

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How to Peacefully Break up With Your Business Partner in California

Much like when individuals enter into a marriage, when two individuals enter into a business partnership, they do so with starry-eyes and visions of success. What they do not foresee is all the hard work that goes into maintaining a working relationship, all of the disagreements that come with two strong-willed people making such large Read More

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San Francisco Employers Important Update: Paid Parental Leave

Beginning on January 1, 2017, the Paid Parental Leave Ordinance will require some San Francisco employers to provide six weeks of paid parental leave for purpose of bonding with a new child.  If you have employees working in San Francisco, the new Ordinance may apply to you.  Please keep reading. Which employers are affected? Only Read More

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The Business Judgment Rule and Liability

The business judgment rule is an important aspect of business, and an essential instrument in a high-level executive’s toolbox. Corporate directors are required to make important business decisions on a daily basis, and need some kind of assurance that if a decision results in a loss of company value, they will not be held personally Read More

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