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New Labor Code Amendments Have Immediate Impact Upon CA Parkowners

Many CA Parkowners employ 1-2 employees, some full time and some part time. Some parkowners also employ family members as well. The CA Law on Paid Sick Leave has now changed, effective January 1, 2015, to require that all…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Actions

Civil Code section 3291 provides that if the plaintiff in a personal injury action makes a Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer to compromise which the defendant does not accept, and the plaintiff obtains a more favorable…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial

Now, more than ever, terms like “illegal alien,” “illegal immigrant,” and “undocumented worker” generate fear and controversy in our society. And in the courtroom setting, the passionate responses inspired by “immigration”…more
| Civil Procedure, Immigration Law

Report From Counsel: Insights And Developments In The Law - Winter 2014/2015

In this Newsletter: - Federal Advertising Guidelines for Businesses - Case by Case - Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts - Life Insurance Can Be Part of Your Estate Plan - Employment…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Insurance, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Life Insurance Can Be Part Of Your Estate Plan

Even if you have a relatively modest estate, life insurance can be an important aspect of estate planning for the obvious reason that it can substantially increase the value of your estate. Where the death of a person is…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Employment Law Guidebook

The U.S. Department of Labor publishes a guidebook to provide businesses with general information on the laws and regulations that the Department enforces. The guidebook describes the statutes most commonly applicable to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Arbitration Clauses In Employment Contracts

The Federal Arbitration Act requires courts to enforce clauses in commercial contracts that require arbitration of disputes. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce are exempt…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Case By Case

Bait-and-Switch Credit Card Offer - In a variation on the typical “bait-and-switch” scheme, a bank made a promotional offer of a “no annual fee” credit card, then changed the terms mid-year to require such a fee. A credit…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking

Federal Advertising Guidelines for Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission Act prohibits advertising that is untruthful, deceptive, or unfair, and it requires advertisers to have evidence to back up their claims. There are also other federal laws applicable to…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

“This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET CIs – but meet, by…more
| Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services, Intellectual Property

A Roundtable Discussion: What Young Lawyers Need to Do Now

For young lawyers, today is the best of times. The legal industry is more exciting and dynamic than ever, with technology bringing about rapid change in the practice of law as well as new opportunities. In other ways, these are…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Report From Counsel: Insights and Developments in the Law - Fall 2014

In this Report: - Homeowners’ Insurance: The Devil Resides in the Details - “Cybersmear” Lawsuits - Age Discrimination in Employment - The Marital Deduction: A Valuable Estate Planning Tool -…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law, Real Estate - Residential, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Capped Commissions

As a sales representative for a computer software company, Richard received an annual salary and sales commissions as determined by a compensation plan that was part of his contract. There was a specific formula for how…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Marital Deduction: A Valuable Estate Planning Tool

The federal estate tax marital deduction is one of the most important estate planning tools available to a married couple. The basic marital deduction rule is that, upon the death of the first spouse, the value of any interest…more
| Family Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Freelancers’ Articles Are Not Free

The U.S. Supreme Court has given a victory to freelance authors of newspaper and magazine articles, and a defeat to some major publishers of their work. The publishers hired the authors as independent contractors who would…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property
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