30 Dec
California Privacy Rights Act
What the New California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Means for Out-of-State and International Businesses

The CPRA strengthens the existing California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) by adding additional online privacy rights for consumers, strengthening consumer privacy protections, and holding companies accountable for unauthorized data sharing.

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23 Dec
California Privacy Rights Act
Your Guide to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) for Businesses and Advertisers

The California Privacy Rights Act is designed to strengthen consumer privacy protections online and hold companies accountable for unauthorized data sharing through the newly established agency, the California Privacy Protection Agency.

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16 Dec
Collecting Business Debt
Business Debt Collection in California: Making Sure You Get Paid

Businesses throughout California and the Los Angeles area are facing the financial challenges that have come with 2020. And business debt has become an especially important topic.

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09 Dec
Easements in California Real Estate
[FAQ] What You Need to Know About Easements and Your California Property

An easement is a property right that gives its holder the right to use a portion of real estate or property they do not own for a specific purpose

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02 Dec
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[GUIDE] Commercial Lease Agreements: How to Negotiate a Lease for Your California Business

The lack of need for commercial space has brought crucial questions about what to do about empty office space or unused storefronts to the forefront of business owners’ minds.

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25 Nov
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The Basics of Defamation, Libel, and Slander for California Businesses

If you have been accused of defamation, or you or your business has been harmed by defamatory statements, an experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and succeed in a defamation lawsuit.

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18 Nov
Family and Medical Leave Act
FAQ: What Your California Business Needs to Know about FMLA Leave

Before 1993, there was no guarantee that an employee would still have a job if they had to leave due to pregnancy complications, to care for a new child, recover from a serious illness, or care for a sick family member. That all changed with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The Family and...

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11 Nov
Whistleblowers in California workplaces
[FAQ] Whistleblower Protections and California Businesses

Whistleblowers are usually employees or members of the public who discover such illegal, fraudulent, or deceptive conduct and decide to report it because of their concern for the health, safety, and wellbeing of their coworkers and the community

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04 Nov
how harassment can affect your business
[FAQ] Frequently Asked Questions: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in California Businesses

With recent changes in California employment law and a continued urgency to protect employees and businesses from the trauma and damage of harassment, it is more important than ever to understand how harassment can affect your business.

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28 Oct
Pros and Cons of Commercial Landlord Tenant
Trick or Treat? The Pros and Cons of Being a Commercial Tenant or Landlord in California

Both landlords and tenants face wins and challenges in their commercial business relationships, as well as rely on each other to succeed.

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21 Oct
Pros and Cons of Business Partnerships
Trick or Treat? The Pros and Cons of California Business Partnerships

With the common tricks and treats exposed, you can know if business partnership is right for you, allowing you to make the best decision for your business.

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14 Oct
DIY legal documents and template business contracts
Trick or Treat? The Pros and Cons of DIY Contracts for Your California Business

Advertised as a time-saving and inexpensive way to meet your legal needs, DIY legal document sites seem almost too good to be true and as you’ll come to see, can result in some scary and frightening surprises for you and your business down the road.

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30 Sep
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Social Media: Legal Risks to Your Company

While the benefits of social networking can be clear, if not managed properly, social media can also pose significant risks for both employees and a company

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22 Sep
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A Legal Guide to Employee Classification—Independent Contractors vs Employees

Understanding the distinction between independent contractors and employees is vital to running a business, as it could impact taxes and other legal obligations. Misclassification could also result in significant tax penalties for small businesses.

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16 Sep
how to avoid wage and hour lawsuits in california
How to Avoid Wage and Hour Lawsuits in California: A Guide

Maintaining compliance with wage and hour laws is vital to protecting your business from liability and providing the best possible workplace for your employees.

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09 Sep
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace: 13 Policies You Can Implement Today

Being proactive in implementing anti-harassment and non-discrimination policies in your workplace can protect employees and cultivate an inclusive and hospitable work environment.

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02 Sep
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Protecting Against the Pirates of Unfair Competition

While healthy competition often drives innovation, there are some pirate-like practices that are dishonest and/or fraudulent that could pose a serious risk to your business.

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26 Aug
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The Key to Trade Secrets: How to Recognize Them and Protect Your Business

The specific steps you take to protect your trade secrets will depend on the value of that secret and your business’s needs, but will likely consist of measures from more than one of these categories.

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19 Aug
Policies and Procedures are tools for positive employee relations
Tools for Building a Positive Employee Relations Environment

By becoming vigilant, businesses can and should eradicate whatever social and legal vulnerabilities they may have, not only to mitigate crises and legal liabilities, but also to propel themselves to the forefront of being a model business for which to work.

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12 Aug
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Forming a Partnership

Partnering is powerful because the whole is worth more than the sum of the parts. However, a partnership can also be dangerous if not set up correctly or entered into with clear procedures and guidelines.

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05 Aug
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What You Need to Know: Sole Proprietorships vs LLCs

The options for ownership structure for entrepreneurs usually come down to two options—sole proprietorship and limited liability companies (LLC). It’s important to understand the differences between these structures in the context of your business’s needs.

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29 Jul
The Best Legal Structure for Your Business

Determining the right structure is not a “one size fits all” model. It should be custom to you so that you can orchestrate and plan your liability exposure and risk, protect your personal assets, minimize tax liability, and plan an exit strategy, which may avoid future partnership disputes and lawsuits by and against the partners.

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22 Jul
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4 Reasons That a Real Estate Attorney Is Critical to Your Next Investment

“Do I really need a real estate attorney? Can’t my agent just handle everything?” When buying, selling, investing or developing property, it can be difficult to add another expense of an attorney to the mix. But not having an experienced real estate attorney at this stage of the transaction could prove to be disastrous or...

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08 Jul
Keven Steinberg is considered a trusted partner in legal matters for Los Angeles business owners.
A Guide to Hiring a Business Lawyer

How to choose the best business attorney. How an experienced business attorney can save you money. Learn about the benefits of having a concierge attorney for your business.

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09 Apr
company property out the window

When employees leave your employment, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, they have the ability to take your valuable company property, your confidential business and proprietary information along with them, such as: customer and client lists; pricing information; financial records; and even your “secret sauce,” are all vulnerable. In order for employees of any level to perform...

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