Every year there are developments in employment law that challenge accepted norms of practice and require creative workable solutions. In particular 2013 had several areas that caused some of these “growing pains,” including…more
For two decades, during the 1620s and 1630s, Europe fell into the grip of “tulip mania.” At its peak in 1637, tulip bulbs were sold for more than 10 times the average worker’s annual income—enough to buy a house. Within weeks…more
There are several books lawyers can provide for their clients’ children, who live through their parents’ divorce. The important thing is to provide information so that children know that they are not the reason their parents…more
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
On December 27, 2013 the Prime Minister of Finance of Lebanon was assassinated. The explosion in the country’s capital, Beirut, left five dead and 50 wounded. Unfortunately, in Lebanon, this kind of event happens so frequently…more
With the New Year comes a number of new laws, including several that will affect California employers. Employers should include on their list of resolutions a review of the company’s policies and procedures to ensure…more
Our social media posts reveal a lot about us and, while there are control mechanisms for keeping information private, there is a wealth of information readily discoverable. This makes the Internet fertile ground for lawyers…more
When you met her during drop-off at your children's school she seemed like such a modest woman, hair pulled back in a pony tail as she kissed her kid goodbye at the classroom door. You never would have guessed what she and her…more
The holidays can be a hectic time for any family. There is stress related to throwing the perfect party, associating with that challenging family member, and buying your child the perfect gift.
Divorcing parents may…more
On October 21, 2013 news spread around the Bay Area when Kanye West rented out AT&T Park and proposed to girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, with a 15-carat sparkler. The ring was a flawless emerald cut diamond designed by Lorraine…more
It may seem like a treat when you sit down at a local coffee shop, or lay down on the bed at a fancy hotel after a long day of traveling to see “Free Wi-Fi” pop up on your tablet, laptop or smartphone. Especially when there is…more
I was saddened last week with the news of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s reported separation after 22 years of marriage.
I am not ashamed to admit it, but I am a fan of their amazingly successful television reality series,…more
The California Supreme Court’s recent clarification of the fraud exception to the Parol Evidence Rule weakened the effect of contract integration clauses, and may mean lengthier, and more costly, litigation for businesses. In…more
Paralegals are one of the fastest growing careers in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 18.3 percent employment growth for paralegals between 2010 and 2020, adding 46,900 positions. Despite this growth, many…more
The need to stay connected these days applies not only to our social universe, but also to our business universe. The result is a trend known as “bring your own device” or “BYOD.” BYOD is the practice where employees use their…more
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