Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP

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Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

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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

What Complications Do You Encounter When Filing for Bankruptcy and Divorce at the Same Time?

The saying "Timing is everything" certainly holds true when filing for bankruptcy. Sometimes, bankruptcy and divorce proceedings collide. Each legal proceeding can complicate the other and cause delays…more
| Bankruptcy, Family Law

The Thing that Wouldn’t Leave. Non-dischargeable Debts in Bankruptcy

One of my favorite old Saturday Night Live sketches was a preview of a mock-horror movie starring John Belushi as an unwanted house guest who was sticking around too long. The name of the movie was The Thing That Wouldn’t…more
| Bankruptcy

July 1, 2014 Brings New Requirements for California Employers

Beginning July 1, 2014, California employers must comply with several new pieces of legislation. The first phase of California’s minimum wage increase takes effect on July 1. In 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Fresh Starts in Chapter 7 and Finishing the Race in Chapter 13: Bankruptcy Positives

Many years ago I read an article in the Los Angeles Times that cited a statistic to the effect that nearly all people who filed Bankruptcy, regretted it. Something like 90 percent. I am not sure how that figure was obtained. …more
| Bankruptcy

Our Neighbors Filed Bankruptcy and Kept Everything. What Will We Lose?

This area of Bankruptcy law deals with a lot of ‘twos.’ There are two components of a Bankruptcy: assets and debts. There are two kinds of debts: dischargeable and non-dischargeable. There are two kinds of assets: exempt and…more
| Bankruptcy
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