05 Jan
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Real Estate Investment in California: Legal Tips for Success 

California has the eighth-largest economy in the world, and investors from around the globe are competing for access to the real estate market in the Golden State. If you want to learn more about easements, construction documents, and entity formation, then you should seek out the advice of a real estate attorney in California. Attorney...

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05 Jan
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From Start to Finish: The Legal Aspects of Business Contracts in California 

Business contracts are an essential component of all business relationships. Poorly drafted contracts may cause parties to initiate disputes which can waste time and money. If you are in a business relationship with another business entity, then you should learn the value of understanding the legal aspects of business contracts. Our attorneys work toward helping...

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01 Jan
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What’s New in California Laws for 2024

As 2024 begins, Californians will enjoy many new benefits and protections that affect different aspects of their lives. From employment and health care to public safety and consumer rights, here are some of the new laws that will be implemented starting from January 1, 2024, and onwards. New California Workplace Laws Starting from January 1,...

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26 Sep
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SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT

In 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017 called social media “the modern public square” and noted in Packingham v. North Carolina, 582 US ___ (2017) that websites can provide perhaps the most powerful mechanisms available to a private citizen to make his or her voice heard.” Since then, Courts have examined: Employees Have Been Disciplined...

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14 Sep
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Effective Business Negotiation: Strategies for Win-Win Outcomes

Do you want to become a more skilled negotiator? Here are some strategies for creating a win-win situation for both parties in any negotiation. By following these strategies, you can increase your chances of creating a win-win situation for both parties in any negotiation. Here are some more tips for becoming a more skilled negotiator:...

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12 Sep
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Job Protection to Those Over 40: The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act – What You Need to Know

The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) is a federal law which protects employees 40 years old and over from being forced into signing a release of certain claims. The OWBPA requires that employers provide employees 40 years old and over with information about their rights if the employer requires the employee to sign a...

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31 Aug
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Environmental Considerations in Real Estate: Managing Risks and Responsibilities

Environmental issues are a common occurrence in real estate transactions. Some of the most common environmental concerns include land contamination, mold, asbestos, radon, and lead paint. Land contamination can occur from a variety of sources, including previous industrial activities, leaking underground storage tanks, and improper waste disposal. Land contamination can lead to soil and water...

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31 Aug
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The Writers Guild of America Strike and the Future of the Media and Entertainment Industry

A major disruption to the media and entertainment industry is the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. It has highlighted the industry’s need to be prepared for change. It has also raised significant questions about transparency and content creation. A major issue at stake is data transparency. The WGA is pushing for a share of...

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30 Aug
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BREAKING NEWS: DOL Unveils Rule To Raise Overtime Threshold

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) advised today that it is putting forward a rule to raise the salary threshold under which employees are eligible for overtime pay under federal labor law. A proposed DOL rule would raise to about $55,000 per year the salary threshold under which employees are eligible for overtime The proposed...

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24 Aug
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Navigating Unemployment Benefits: Maximizing Your Eligibility

Thousands of Californians have lost their jobs or had their hours cut due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The number of unemployment claims in California skyrocketed, with the state processing an average of 106,000 applications per day in the first week of the stay-at-home order. If you lost your job or had your hours cut...

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