McManis Faulkner

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Fairmont Plaza, 10th Floor
50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113, United States
Phone: 408.279.8700
Fax: 408.279.3244
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
11-24 Attorneys

California Residential Leases: Ten Things to Know (Part 2)

Renting a house or apartment in California presents many potential legal pitfalls for tenants and landlords alike. This article is Part 2 of a two-part series listing ten important rights and responsibilities every residential…more

Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment, Implied Covenants, Implied Warranty of Habitability, Landlords, Lease Termination

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The Seven-Year Itch: Fact or Fiction?

“Is there really such a thing as the seven-year itch?” Family law attorneys are asked this question all the time. The catch-phrase is commonly used by psychologists to refer to a declining interest in remaining married after a…more

Divorce, Marriage

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Reboot and Rediscover Your Passion for the Law

After thirteen memorable years as a trial lawyer at McManis Faulkner, I decided to take some time off and do other things in life. I left my practice in the midst of an all time high in my career – a unanimous verdict in the…more

Business Development, Professional Development, Trial Attorneys, Young Lawyers

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Tactics For Managing Marital Finances

During a dissolution of marriage, financial management is essential to avoiding court imposed sanctions. Parties to a dissolution are required to preserve assets until the court has determined respective interests. At times…more

Asset Freeze, Asset Valuations, Bank Accounts, Divorce, Fiduciary Duty

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Still At The Starting Line With Your Social Media Efforts?

Can you imagine your firm without a website? What if your bio were not listed on the internet? Well, there was a time when law firms questioned whether they needed a website. And a marketing team was not even part of the…more

Facebook, LinkedIn, Marketing, Professional Networking, Social Media

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New Amendments To The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Regulations

The Fair Employment and Housing Council recently adopted significant amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations, which took effect on July 1, 2015. The CFRA provides family and medical leave to eligible…more

Amended Regulation, California Family Rights Act (CFRA), FMLA, Medical Certification Requests, Medical Leave

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Taking the Fifth Amendment In No Way Implies Guilt

Always a champion of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the news media unfortunately often give little weight to another important right: the right against self-incrimination. Recent reporting on a criminal…more

Fifth Amendment, Self-Incrimination

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What I Learned About Lawyering From The Great Gatsby

[Spoiler Alert: Don’t read this if you don’t want to know how Gatsby ends.] Lured by the hype surrounding the new “Great Gatsby” film, I decided to listen to the Gatsby audiobook during my commute, if for no other reason…more

Career Development

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Lessons Every Law Firm Can Learn From the Golden State Warriors

I recently attended a Warriors basketball game. The star, Steph Curry, scores in mind-bending ways. Natural ability, hard work, and dedication to the game make him great– but what allows him to be unbelievably great? His team;…more

Law Practice Management, Legal Assistants, Mentors, Paralegal, Young Lawyers

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The Path to Equality -- Yesterday and Today

The movement toward equal rights for women and minorities has a long and storied history. Organizations that strive for equality for all races, genders, and religions can trace their origins back to a small gathering in upstate…more

Civil Rights Act, Discrimination, Gender Equity, Legal History, Race Discrimination

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Did You Lose the Job Before You Even Met Your Interviewer? (Tips for a successful interview)

You are ready for your interview. You have done your homework; checked the website and prepared some pertinent questions to ask. However, before stepping into your interview, consider the complex system of verbal and non-verbal…more

Hiring & Firing, Interviews

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Two Sides To The House Of Usher: Useful Tools for Child Support Advocacy

Sometimes even a 60 percent drop in income isn’t enough. In In re Marriage of Usher (2016) 6 Cal.App.5th 347, the Second District Court of Appeal held that the reduced monthly income of Kinka Usher (“Kinka”) from approximately…more

Child Support, Child Support Modification, Divorce

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Wage and Hour Compliance: The World of Wage Orders

Wage orders are an oft forgotten feature of the employment law landscape, but one which may trip up employers. Employers should take steps to understand what wage order applies to their business, and make sure they are in…more

Employer Liability Issues, IWC, Labor Commissioners, State Labor Laws, Wage and Hour

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Employee Data Security

Consumer data incidents have garnered a significant amount of attention in the public sphere, whereas data incidents concerning employees has received much less attention. The discussion about consumer v. employee data does not…more

Cyber Attacks, Data Protection

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Taking the Fifth Amendment In No Way Implies Guilt

Always a champion of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the news media unfortunately often give little weight to another important right: the right against self-incrimination. Recent reporting on a criminal…more

Fifth Amendment, Self-Incrimination

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Wage and Hour Compliance: Practical Tips For Preventing A Preventable Problem

Wage and hour litigation continues to pose a threat to employers, especially in California. There are many potential reasons for the persistence of this phenomenon, despite increased awareness of the issue by the business…more

Employer Liability Issues, Labor Law Violations, Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation, Wage and Hour

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New Year, New Laws: What California Employers Need to Know for 2017

Once again California will ring in the New Year with a number of new laws affecting employers and employees in the Golden State. Much of this new legislation clarifies existing laws to provide guidance to employers or grant…more

Choice-of-Law, Employment Contract, Fair Pay Act, Forum Selection, Labor Code

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