14 Sep
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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31 Aug
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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30 Aug
Principal Deputy Administrator Jessica Looman
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
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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03 Aug
Real Estate Law by Keven Steinberg
Maximizing Real Estate Investment Returns: Strategies for a Changing Market

Real estate investing has been a lucrative avenue for wealth creation, but it comes with risks that must be managed effectively. To maximize returns and mitigate potential losses, investors must understand the risks involved and implement strategies accordingly. Identifying and managing risks in real estate investing is crucial. Market risk, financing risk, property risk, and...

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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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24 Jul
The interior of a modern apartment
Short-Term Rental Properties: Opportunities and Challenges for Owners

The short-term rental industry is facing increasing scrutiny and regulation. The industry is booming, but is also facing increasing scrutiny and regulation. In some cases, governments are enacting bans on short-term rentals, while others are increasing penalties for breaking the rules. What does this mean for short-term rental operators? It means that operators need to...

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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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