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Sex Discrimination Case Illustrates Importance of Employee Reviews

The recent verdict of a Californiasex discrimination and retaliation case for a female employee suing her venture capitalist employer has highlighted a number of potential problems that can arise with Read More

Legal Battle over “Happy Birthday” Song

A federal judge in California will rule in the next few weeks whether or not to throw out the decades-oldcopyright for the song, “Happy Birthday to You.” The copyright’s current Read More

Musicians Ordered to Pay Millions for “Blurred Lines”

Last week, a jury in California ordered musicians Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $7.4 million total forcopyright damages plus profits attributable to infringement. Both escaped statutory damages as Read More

Severance Agreements and Employment Termination

What is a Severance Agreement? A severance agreement is a contract between an employer and employee that sets out the terms of termination of employment. It is also known as a Read More

California Court Upholds Dismissal of Transportation Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit upheld a prior dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the California Construction Trucking Association (CCTA) against the California Air Resources Board’s Read More

Seeing Both Sides of the Minimum Wage Debate

On July 1, California’s minimum wage went from $8 an hour to $9. Just days later, the San Diego City Council voted to raise the city’s minimum wage and mandated that companies Read More

Macy’s Tries to Win Back Trademarks in California Court

Macy’s Department Stores has been purchasing a multitude of other stores over the last few years, including Marshall Field’s, Filene’s, Abraham & Strauss, and Jordan Marsh. Many of these stores Read More

More Service Companies Facing Lawsuits over Employment Status

With the advent of companies like Uber and Lyft, the number of on-demand service companies has been increasing dramatically. However, lawsuits filed against these companies regarding the status of their workers Read More

Construction Defect Litigation in California

What Are Construction Defects? Almost any condition that diminishes the value of a home, condominium, or common area can be legally recognized as a construction defect. The flaw can be in Read More

Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Considerations for the Buyer

An Overview of Real Estate Transactions For many businesses, commercial real estate transactions are among the most time-consuming and resource-intensive tasks they will ever encounter. Real estate transactions are governed by Read More

Social Media Use in the Workplace: Best Practices for Employers and Employees

Social Media Social media, which has taken over our personal lives, has also crept into the workplace. Because it is such a powerful force, employers and employees need to take precautions to Read More

Leveling The Playing Field: Recognizing Unfair Competition

Sometimes, employers and employees part ways. Such is a part of business. But occasionally, you may find that your ex-employees are less scrupulous than you thought. They may poach employees, Read More

Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act: A Basic Overview of your Rights

Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act: A Basic Overview of your Rights Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are entitled to a job-protected Read More

An Introduction to Intellectual Property

What is Intellectual Property? According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Intellectual Property (IP) refers to “creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names Read More

Whistleblowing in California

What is a Whistleblower? A whistleblower is “an employee who discloses information to a government or law enforcement agency where the employee has reasonable cause to believe that the information discloses: 1) A Read More

Why is Alternative Dispute Resolution Replacing Business Litigation?

Businesses are increasingly turning to various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) over litigation for resolving business conflicts. The most common forms of ADR are mediation and arbitration. To be Read More

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