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Nepotism: Mixing Family and Work

What is nepotism? Nepotism is the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. What is the law and how can someone sue Read More

Wells Fargo California Whistleblower

An Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former manager at a Los Angeles-area Wells Fargo has ended with an order by the Department of Justice Read More

Bad Leases and Terrible Landlords: How to Play Hardball

All business, big and small, have had to negotiate a commercial lease at some point in time.  While most encounters are uneventful, some businesses are faced with unreasonable landlords that Read More

Corporate Governance: Director and Officer Personal Liability

A career as an officer, director, or shareholder of a corporation brings great opportunity to be a lauded visionary, strategic thinker, and the leader of a profitable venture, with accompanying Read More

California Further Restricts Employers Trying to Enforce Non-Competes

Companies that have headquarters outside of the Golden State typically have employment contracts that purportedly are governed by the substantive law of the state in which the enterprise is headquartered. Even Read More

Informed Employers Can Help Avoid FMLA/CFRA Lawsuits

California-based employers who employ 50 or more workers face regulations beyond the federal employment laws through the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), which expands employees’ rights under the Family Medical Read More

California Employers Must Pay Commissioned Employees for Rest Breaks

Earlier this year, a California Court of Appeals held in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC that an employer violated state law by not paying commissioned employees for their rest breaks. Under Read More

What to Do When a Shareholder Dies

When a shareholder of your corporation dies, it can spark a lot of questions, such as who gets his or her remaining shares? If a relative inherits them, can you Read More

Can an Employee Take Your Company's Trade Secrets to a Competing Business?

On February 23, 2017, Waymo, LLC (owned by Google’s parent company), filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc., Ottomotto LLC, and Otto Trucking, LLC.  The basis of Waymo’s lawsuit is Read More

Retail Giant Nike Not Immune to California’s Wage and Hour Laws

The most recent lawsuit brought against retail giant Nike proves that no company, no matter how big or small, is immune to California’s labor laws. This past week, Nike was Read More

What does O’Reilly’s termination mean for my business?

You may have seen in the news that 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, has terminated newscaster Bill O’Reilly’s employment in the wake of sexual harassment allegations Read More

The Basics of a Bulletproof Non-Disclosure Agreement

At Garcia & Gurney, ALC, our Pleasanton business attorneys routinely help corporations protect their intellectual property through the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDA). While many business owners are aware that Read More

Application of the “Commercial Common Sense Test” in Contract Disputes

When it comes to commercial contract disputes, there is a lot that a judge will consider before making any determinations. One factor a judge will consider is whether or not Read More

What Changes to Expect to the California Labor Code in 2018

We are only into the first quarter of 2017, and already California’s lawmakers have proposed new legislation for business owners. As of right now, the laws are still in the Read More

Layoff or Reduction-in-Forces: What Does Each Mean for You?

Layoff, reduction-in-forces (RIF), downsizing: Employers use these terms all the time to let employees go, but no matter how they phrase it, the bottom line is that you are out Read More

California Court of Appeals Reverses Original Decision Regarding Meal Period Waivers for Healthcare Workers

On October 5, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill confirming that hospital employees and other employees in the healthcare industry can continue to waive one of Read More

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