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Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

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Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill Signed Into Law and Effective July 1, 2015

On September 10, 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014”. As of July 1, 2015, the new law requires both public and private employers, including private employers of any size and all…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Football Player’s Family Files Lawsuit Against U Cal for Wrongful Death

The family of a college football player who died at a practice session in February has filed suit against the Regents of the University of California, alleging his death could have been avoided but for the negligence of the…more
| Personal Injury

Reorganization in Chapter 13: How it Works

Nearly 1.2 million Americans filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Of those, 70 percent filed under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, meaning that although their assets had to be sold off, they were able to walk away from most of their…more
| Bankruptcy

Automatic Stays Help You Deal with Creditors During Bankruptcy

One of the immediate results of filing for bankruptcy in Bakersfield is relief from creditors. This benefit is called an automatic stay. As soon as your paperwork is filed in court, the automatic stay goes into effect, although…more
| Bankruptcy

Proposed California Wage Theft Prevention Act

Savvy business owners stay apprised of proposed legislation by working closely with their employment law attorneys. AB 2416, first proposed in February, 2014 and still undergoing amendments, is the California Wage Theft…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Ensuring Employment Contracts Are Sound Under California Law

Numerous statutes exist that establish the parameters for employment contracts. Before implementation, companies should seek legal advice to ensure their contracts are sound…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Wage and Hour Cases in the News

Several restaurant industry labor law cases could make considerable changes in how the industry manages workers. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), tipped employees are subject to hourly wages that are lower than the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Tax Policy, IRC 1031 and Politics – Part 2

In my last post, I provided a cursory explanation of the basic functioning of IRC 1031 and the rationale supporting the existence of such a provision. In this post I want to detail the benefits IRC 1031 provides to our overall…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Tax Policy, IRC 1031 and Politics

This post is the first part of a two-part post describing a vital tax provision, IRC 1031. Part 1 will outline its operation and perceived benefits, while Part 2 will present some of the more common arguments against its use,…more
| Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Why Chapter 11 Bankruptcy is the Only Bankruptcy Option for Some Individuals

While Chapter 11 is mainly a form of bankruptcy for business entities, individuals also have the option of filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. Since Congress enacted the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer…more
| Bankruptcy

Does Distracted Driving Play a Significant Role in Car Accident Cases?

In a car accident case, distracted driving is evidence of negligence, and courts assign fault in accident cases based on each party's degree of negligence. Courts also determine the amount of compensation you can recover based…more
| Personal Injury

Priority of Payouts in Bankruptcy Filing: Priority, Secured & Unsecured Debts

People often wonder how creditor payment work in bankruptcy filing, in Bakersfield, California. Debt falls into three main categories – priority, secured and unsecured debts…more
| Bankruptcy

Black Boxes and Their Role in Accident Reconstruction

In addition to being flight recorders, "black boxes" also refer to onboard data recorders used in motor vehicles. A more technical name for a black box is electronic data recorder (EDR)…more
| Personal Injury

The totem pole in Bankruptcy. Who gets paid first?

Chapter 7 bankruptcies have a hierarchy of creditor claims that is the result of the legislative process. The totem pole was carved with an attempt at fairness and common sense, but naturally has politics painted on it. This…more
| Bankruptcy

July 1 Brings New Law Banning Felony Question on Public Job Applications

An important reminder that on July 1, 2014, Section 432.9 of the Labor Code came into effect. California Labor Code Section 432.9 bans government employers from asking job applicants about their criminal record until later in…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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