22 Apr
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Labor Law Compliance: A Must for California Businesses

Labor law compliance is a crucial aspect of running a business in California. Employers must ensure that they adhere to the state’s labor laws to protect their employees and avoid legal consequences. This article will provide an overview of labor law compliance in California, explain the key labor laws and regulations that employers must comply...

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08 Apr
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California’s Changing Employment Landscape: Key Legal Considerations

California has a rich history of enacting progressive legislation to protect workers’ rights and promote fair employment practices. As society and the economy continue to evolve, so do the laws that govern the workplace. Both employers and employees must stay updated on these changes to navigate the ever-changing employment law landscape in California. In this...

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26 Mar
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The ABCs of Independent Contractors in California

In the complex world of California employment law, the classification of workers as independent contractors or employees is a critical issue. The distinction between the two can have significant consequences for both workers and employers.  If you are concerned about independent contractor issues, it is important to understand the legal tests used in California to...

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20 Feb
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California’s New Employment Laws for 2024: A Roundup

Whether you are curious about minimum wage increases or need to stay in compliance as an employer, California’s new employment laws for 2024 are numerous. In this blog post, we will provide an introduction to employment laws in California, employment laws for California employees, California labor and employment changes, wage and hour class action suits,...

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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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24 Aug
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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17 Aug
Recognizing Workplace Discrimination: Taking Action for Fair Treatment

Over the past few years, workplace discrimination has become a hot topic. Companies are becoming more aware of the different kinds of discrimination that can occur in a workplace, including issues relating to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, harassment, pregnancy, and more.  Employers need to understand how to handle unlawful discrimination...

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10 Aug
Safeguarding Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Ideas and Innovations

Imagine a world without innovation. A world where groundbreaking ideas are left unprotected and vulnerable to exploitation, and where creativity and ingenuity are stifled by the fear of theft. Fortunately, we do not live in that world. In today’s society, intellectual property (IP) is recognized as a valuable asset.  IP law protects the creations of...

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27 Jul
Building a Safe and Inclusive Workplace: Preventing Harassment and Promoting Equality

Harassment of any kind has no place in the workplace. Employers have a legal obligation to provide a work environment free from intimidation, insult, or ridicule based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  This obligation is not only required by federal anti-discrimination laws, but it is also good business practice. Harassment can have...

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29 Jun
Intellectual Property Acquisition, Licensing, and Disposition: Protecting Your Company’s Most Valuable Assets

Intellectual property (IP) assets are among the most valuable items companies have. Acquiring, licensing, and disposing of IP can be a very fraught process for many companies that are unfamiliar with the legal process. Many companies today do not fully appreciate the value of their IP, as IP can be even more valuable than physical...

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