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San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jun 26

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue
    Having been working with hundreds of employees on dealing with their workplace issues in San Francisco and Sacramento area over the past ten years, I see the same five common misconceptions about California employment law that many employees…
  • May 7

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law
    Here are five very common misconceptions that many employees have about California employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination laws: “If I file EEOC of DFEH charge, my employer cannot terminate…
  • Mar 14

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case
    Recently, the Fifth District Court of Appeal made a very important distinction in its disability discrimination opinion Wallace v County of Stanislaus, which is highly useful to employees-plaintiffs. The court clarified, among other things,…
Rank this Week: 1117

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep
    United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced the nationwide sweep of a Medicare Fraud Strike Force that included individuals from 36 federal districts. In total, 301 people were criminally charged with participating in health…
  • Jun 26

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep
    United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced the nationwide sweep of a Medicare Fraud Strike Force that included individuals from 36 federal districts. In total, 301 people were criminally charged with participating in health…
  • Jun 14

    The difference between Rape and Sexual Assault

    The difference between Rape and Sexual Assault
    Recently in the news we have been hearing about Brock Turner, the Stanford University student swimmer who was convicted of sexual assault. The judge in Mr. Turner’s case sentenced him to 180 days in county jail despite the request of…
Rank this Week: 4113

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Jun 25

    New Icon A5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue

    New Icon A5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue
    In the face of intense market rejection, Icon says it has heard its customers and is going to revise the rather onerous purchase contract it planned to require of its buyers.  It hasn’t yet made the new contract public.  But…
  • Jun 25

    New Icon 5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue

    New Icon 5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue
    In the face of intense market rejection, Icon says it has heard its customers and is going to revise the rather onerous purchase contract it planned to require of its buyers.  It hasn’t yet made the new contract public.  But…
  • May 23

    No Mayday Call from Egypt Air Flight 804

    No Mayday Call from Egypt Air Flight 804
    Aviation expert Clive Irving suggests that, because the Egypt Air pilots made no mayday call, they must have been killed before the aircraft crashed.  In other words, the crash was the result of terrorism rather than a mechanical…
Rank this Week: 4157

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jun 25

    All of California’s State and City Paid Sick Leave Rules in One Chart!

    All of California’s State and City Paid Sick Leave Rules in One Chart!
    Trying to keep track of all of California’s paid sick leave requirements is a daunting task. The state has its own rules and then so do seven municipalities, with Los Angeles joining the list July 1, 2016. Wouldn’t it be great if…
  • Jun 24

    What’s Unfair About California’s Fair Pay Act?

    What’s Unfair About California’s Fair Pay Act?
    The Fair Pay Act (codified at Labor Code § 1197.5) has been in effect in California for almost six months. Despite the fact that it has the word “Fair” prominently in the title, I think the statute is decidedly…
  • Jun 23

    City of Los Angeles Expands Paid Sick Leave Requirements Effective July 1, 2016

    City of Los Angeles Expands Paid Sick Leave Requirements Effective July 1, 2016
    In an Alert published on Thursday, we examine the new Los Angeles paid sick leave ordinance: Employers in the City of Los Angeles have one week to implement policies that comply with the new paid sick leave ordinance, which goes into effect…
Rank this Week: 1909

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Covers California probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity and related topics. By Helene P. Dreyer Koch.

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Jun 25

    How Can You Help with Their College Expenses?

    How Can You Help with Their College Expenses?
    If you have children or grandchildren who have not yet completed their college education, you may be wondering how to help them achieve that goal. Two popular choices are the 529 College Education Plan and an Education Trust. A 529 ……
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
Rank this Week: 2325

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    The Bundys Argue Their Rights are Being Violated

    The Bundys Argue Their Rights are Being Violated
    Ammon and Ryan Bundy have filed for an administrative hearing over what they claim are ‘deplorable and unconstitutional’ conditions. According to the document filed by their attorneys, the Bundys argue that their first amendment…
  • Jun 22

    Life Under Curfew for American Teens: ‘It’s Insane, No Other Country Does This’

    Life Under Curfew for American Teens: ‘It’s Insane, No Other Country Does This’
    The Guardian came out with an interesting piece on the enforcement of local curfew ordinances and their effect on youth. In the city of San Diego, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to be out past 10pm. The city, using its police…
  • Jun 17

    Texas Police Say Criminals Often Use Imitation Weapon

    Texas Police Say Criminals Often Use Imitation Weapon
    In the state of Texas, like many other states, police are saying that more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns because they are made so realistically, are cheaper, and easier to obtain. Fake weapons like BB guns can…
Rank this Week: 1713

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jun 24

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project
    Looking only at its name, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), a long-term funding bill adopted by Congress in late 2015, would seem to benefit only ground transportation projects. For the most part, FAST has been…
  • May 26

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court
    The need for “reform” of the California Environmental Quality Act is acknowledged by development interests and environmental groups alike. The challenge is that these stakeholders have very different ideas of what that reform…
  • May 3

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?
    We previously shared with you the critical role that the late Justice Antonin Scalia played in landmark Supreme Court land use decisions. So now let’s look at how Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s current nominee for…
Rank this Week: 1936

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?
    70 percent of seniors will eventually need living assistance and you should be aware of the potential long-term care costs that you could face as a senior. The post Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance? appeared first on Law Office of…
  • Jun 15

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World
    What follows are some of the tips and strategies provided by the speaker, Jeff Lanza, a Retired FBI Agent, on how to better protect yourself and your family in a digital world. The post Protecting Your Family in a Digital World appeared first…
  • Jun 9

    Commonly Asked Medi-Cal Questions (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Commonly Asked Medi-Cal Questions (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Q: Once I qualify for Medi-Cal, will the quality of long term care I receive be sub-standard? A:    No. It is illegal for a long term care facility to discriminate against someone receiving Medi-Cal benefits. By law, Medi-Cal…
Rank this Week: 2538

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Restricted Stock vs. Stock Options: Deciding How to Compensate Your Employee

    Restricted Stock vs. Stock Options: Deciding How to Compensate Your Employee
    Startup companies often defer cash compensation to their employees in exchange for a share of future growth through the issuance of equity. If you own a non-public company, you may wish to compensate your employees partially by issuing them…
  • Jun 17

    Avoiding Business Ownership Dispute

    Avoiding Business Ownership Dispute
    Of course, the best course of action is to avoid business ownership disputes entirely. While you can never account for the conduct of others, careful legal planning can help minimize both the chance that a dispute will arise as well as the…
  • Jun 10

    What is an Apostille? Using Documents in a Foreign Country

    What is an Apostille? Using Documents in a Foreign Country
    It is not uncommon for businesses in today’s global economy to engage in international transactions. Although legal documents are signed and exchanged by those who have been engaged in business together, there are times when the…
Rank this Week: 4584

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/24/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/24/16
    The past week was marked by yesterday’s Brexit (the UK’s vote to leave the European Union) and the sit-in by House Democrats protesting the House’s failure to pass legislation addressing gun violence. Have a listen…
  • Jun 20

    Nonprofit Radio: New Overtime Rule

    Nonprofit Radio: New Overtime Rule
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET discussing the new overtime rules and their impact on nonprofits with host Tony Martignetti. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later on ……
  • Jun 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/17/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/17/16
    This week was marked by the tragedy in Orlando, an act of terror and an act of hate. Have a listen to Broadway Carpool Karaoke (fun but with some poignant lyrics from Rent and Les Miserables) while perusing our curated nonprofit ……
Rank this Week: 1333

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jun 24

    Do California Seniors Need to File Bankruptcy?

    Do California Seniors Need to File Bankruptcy?
    California, it turns out, is a great place to retire. Not because of the cost of living, certainly.  In spite of the cost of living. Because California exemptions are very generous to those of retirement age. Those exemptions effectively…
  • Jun 21

    Debt Actually Makes You Stupid

    Debt Actually Makes You Stupid
    It’s easy to tell ourselves that getting into debt was stupid. Maybe, maybe not. Lots of debt happens without making bad decisions.  Think of medical bills. Natural disasters.  Divorce. But regardless of how you got in debt,…
  • Jun 20

    Should You Pay Your Creditors Rather Than File Bankruptcy?

    Should You Pay Your Creditors Rather Than File Bankruptcy?
    Is there an alternative to bankruptcy, my clients often ask. Can I realistically avoid filing bankruptcy? A fellow bankruptcy lawyer outlined what it takes to get out of debt without bankruptcy. make more money; spend less on today’s…
Rank this Week: 1625

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Jun 24

    California Senate Rejects Legislation Concerning Doctors on Probation

    California Senate Rejects Legislation Concerning Doctors on Probation
    If your doctor is on probation due to medical negligence or for committing a serious surgical error, how will you know? According to a recent report from KQED News and California Healthline, proposed legislation “would have required…
  • Jun 17

    USPS Dog Bite Rankings Released

    USPS Dog Bite Rankings Released
    How often are mail carriers in California injured by dog bites and animal attacks? According to a recent news release from the U.S. Postal Service, 6,549 mail carriers and other employees were the victims of dog attacks last year. Where did…
  • Jun 10

    NFL Implicated in Influencing Brain Injury Research

    NFL Implicated in Influencing Brain Injury Research
    Given the enormous attention to sports-related concussions and the long-term implications of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) for professional athletes, it should not come as a surprise that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed a…
Rank this Week: 882

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Nursing Home Abuse and Conservatorship

    Nursing Home Abuse and Conservatorship
    If an elderly California resident is declared incompetent and placed under a conservatorship (also known in many places as a guardianship), can that senior actually be at greater risk of elder abuse? According to a recent article in Forbes…
  • Jun 24

    Nursing Home Abuse and Conservatorship

    Nursing Home Abuse and Conservatorship
    If an elderly California resident is declared incompetent and placed under a conservatorship (also known in many places as a guardianship), can that senior actually be at greater risk of elder abuse? According to a recent article in Forbes…
  • Jun 17

    New Report on Elder Abuse Prevention

    New Report on Elder Abuse Prevention
    Given that the elderly population of Southern California continues to grow, we need to invest time and effort into preventing elder abuse and nursing home abuse, according to a recent article in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. While we…
Rank this Week: 955

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    California Law Regarding Murder

    California Law Regarding Murder
    SISTER ACCUSED OF MURDERING HER TWIN WHEN SHE DRIVES BOTH OF THEM OFF A CLIFF A woman was driving her vehicle in Maui with her twin sister sitting in the passenger seat. Witnesses said they observed the two sisters arguing in the car while…
  • Jun 23

    California Law Regarding Murder

    California Law Regarding Murder
    SISTER ACCUSED OF MURDERING HER TWIN WHEN SHE DRIVES BOTH OF THEM OFF A CLIFF A woman was driving her vehicle in Maui with her twin sister sitting in the passenger seat. Witnesses said they observed the two sisters arguing in the car while…
  • Jun 15

    Can I Be Held Criminally Responsible For the Actions Of My Pet?

    Can I Be Held Criminally Responsible For the Actions Of My Pet?
    YOUR PET CAN SEND YOU TO PRISON You could be charged for a crime your animal “commits.” Okay, animals can’t commit crimes but this is serious stuff. If your dog attacks a person or worse yet, kills someone, you can be facing…
Rank this Week: 1114

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Don McLean’s Divorce and Waiver of Prenuptial Agreement

    Don McLean’s Divorce and Waiver of Prenuptial Agreement
    After a 30-year marriage, Don McLean and wife Patrisha have finalized their divorce. The “American Pie” singer’s divorce followed his January 2016 arrest on domestic violence assault charges, for which he plead not guilty.…
  • Jun 20

    Does ‘Sperm Donor’ Mean ‘Dad’?

    Does ‘Sperm Donor’ Mean ‘Dad’?
    He is a movie star who shot to fame on a motorcycle in “The Lost Boys.” She is a California massage therapist from a prominent East Coast family. With his sperm, her eggs and the wonder of in vitro fertilization, they produced a…
  • Jun 10

    Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Divorce

    Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Divorce
    The latest Hollywood divorce drama comes as Amber Heard files for divorce after a 15-month union with Johnny Depp. Heard alleged an incident of domestic violence just days before she filed for divorce, and pictures later surfaced of her with…
Rank this Week: 2928

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
  • Jun 13

    May a Minor Be a Partner?

    May a Minor Be a Partner?
    This post answers the following question: May a minor be a partner (in a partnership legal entity)? It is based on my answer to the Avvo question, In California, can a minor be a partner in a General Partnership? Please note that, at…
  • Jun 9

    Shareholder Approval Requirements in California

    Shareholder Approval Requirements in California
    This post discusses which corporate actions require shareholder approval. The following pertains to California corporations. Corporations formed in other states will have different requirements. Section citations below refer to the…
Rank this Week: 3918

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jun 23

    Maryland Purple Line Concessionaire Achieves Financial Close – Time to Build!

    Maryland Purple Line Concessionaire Achieves Financial Close – Time to Build!
    Financing for the Maryland Purple Line closed on Friday, June 17 – marking an important milestone for the Maryland Transit Administration’s (and Maryland Department of Transportation’s) plan to deliver a transit solution to…
  • Jun 20

    Successful Proposer Selected for UC Merced 2020 Project

    Successful Proposer Selected for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California announced on June 15, 2016 that it has selected Plenary Properties Merced as the successful proposer for the UC Merced 2020 Project. “We are impressed by the creativity, efficiency and…
  • Jun 13

    Court of Appeals Holds CityCenterDC P3 Not Subject to Davis Bacon Requirement

    Court of Appeals Holds CityCenterDC P3 Not Subject to Davis Bacon Requirement
    Public agencies and private entities are increasing collaboration to develop, operate and maintain a variety of transportation and building projects.  The involvement of a public agency in these “public-private partnerships”…
Rank this Week: 3676

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2957

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1890

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    UPDATE: President Obama signs TSCA reform bill into law

    UPDATE: President Obama signs TSCA reform bill into law
    Updating our prior post, President Obama has signed the TSCA reform bill into law. We will continue to provide updates as expectations for implementation develop.… Continue reading
  • Jun 21

    Prop 65 safe harbor level for BPA finalized

    Prop 65 safe harbor level for BPA finalized
    Following the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s proposed regulations for temporary point-of-sale warnings for BPA exposures from canned and bottled foods and beverages, this week OEHHA finalized the Maximum…
  • Jun 15

    The seal is broken on BPA

    The seal is broken on BPA
    After significant industry speculation over what consumer products would be the first targets for Proposition 65 BPA enforcement, the Center for Environmental Health issued the first BPA 60-day notice of violation on June 14, 2016, a little…
Rank this Week: 1836

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 1796

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal…

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal Injury Blog

Features Los Angeles personal injury news and case results.

http://www.psblaw.com/blog.html/
  • Jun 22

    ‘Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law’ Moves Forward In Sacramento For Further Consideration By Assembly

    ‘Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law’ Moves Forward In Sacramento For Further Consideration By Assembly
    The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” was approved by bipartisan vote today following a Assembly Education Committee hearing in Sacramento. The bill, which would that would require all school buses in California to be equipped with…
  • Jun 22

    LACBA Barristers President Robert Glassman To Give Farewell Addre

    LACBA Barristers President Robert Glassman To Give Farewell Addre
    Following a successful year as Barristers President, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorney Robert Glassman will give his farewell address and welcome his successor during the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) 2016 Installation &…
  • Jun 15

    Brian Panish Named One of California’s Top Plaintiff Lawyer

    Brian Panish Named One of California’s Top Plaintiff Lawyer
      Panish Shea & Boyle LLP founding partner Brian Panish has been named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for the second year running. The publication’s editor notes that the 2016 recognition…
Rank this Week: 1700

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Jun 22

    Even Oakland parking enforcement officers are parking in Telegraph’s protected bike lane

    Even Oakland parking enforcement officers are parking in Telegraph’s protected bike lane
    Oakland’s parking enforcement officers have been criticized recently for their lack of enforcement of illegal and unsafe parking behavior along Telegraph’s new protected bike lanes. Yesterday, parking enforcement was finally…
  • Jun 13

    How to fix Telegraph Avenue’s protected bike lane

    How to fix Telegraph Avenue’s protected bike lane
    A month after unveiling a road diet on Telegraph Avenue featuring Oakland’s first protected bike lanes, Telegraph remains a mess. Obstructions of the bike lanes are seemingly never-ending as confused and/or negligent drivers continue to…
  • Jun 8

    Should self-driving cars still have steering wheels and brake pedals?

    Should self-driving cars still have steering wheels and brake pedals?
    Earlier this week, GM CEO Mary Barra said she believes self-driving vehicles should continue to include steering wheels, brake pedals and accelerators as the technology develops. The state of California has already taken this position,…
Rank this Week: 3123

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
    In California the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) adjudicates wage claims on behalf of workers who file claims for nonpayment of wages, overtime, or vacation pay, pursuant to California Labor Code sections 96 and 98. DLSE…
  • Jun 18

    The Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Have Imposed Sick Leave Ordinances on Employer

    The Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Have Imposed Sick Leave Ordinances on Employer
    So far this year three cities in Southern California have passed ordinances mandating certain sick leave requirements for employers. These ordinances are considerably more liberal then the state sick leave laws mandated by the State of…
  • Jun 18

    California Sick Law Law Explained

    California Sick Law Law Explained
    The laws regarding sick leave law in California can be confusing and are complex. However the following is a summary of the law as of June 15, 2016. Please note that local city governments can establish their own ordinances regarding sick…
Rank this Week: 2347

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law in the San Diego and Southern California area. By David Shapiro.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    School Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement

    School Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement
    A man employed by the Carlsbad school district was sentenced this week for his role in stealing almost $150,000 from the Carlsbad Unified School District. Daniel Czypinski previously served as technical director for the Cultural Arts Center.…
  • Jun 7

    Asset Forfeiture in California – Policing for Profit

    Asset Forfeiture in California – Policing for Profit
    We’ve all heard about assets used in connection with criminal activities being seized by the cops. They can range from an automobile, to drug processing equipment, to cash, etc. And to a certain extent, most people would agree that…
  • May 18

    School Crime Down, Researchers Say

    School Crime Down, Researchers Say
    Our nation’s schools are safer today than they were just a few years ago. The information comes from a report issued jointly this month by the United States Department of Justice and the National Center for Education Statistics. The…
Rank this Week: 3066

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    School Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement

    School Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement
    A man employed by the Carlsbad school district was sentenced this week for his role in stealing almost $150,000 from the Carlsbad Unified School District. Daniel Czypinski previously served as technical director for the Cultural Arts Center.…
  • Jun 7

    Asset Forfeiture in California – Policing for Profit

    Asset Forfeiture in California – Policing for Profit
    We’ve all heard about assets used in connection with criminal activities being seized by the cops. They can range from an automobile, to drug processing equipment, to cash, etc. And to a certain extent, most people would agree that…
  • May 18

    School Crime Down, Researchers Say

    School Crime Down, Researchers Say
    Our nation’s schools are safer today than they were just a few years ago. The information comes from a report issued jointly this month by the United States Department of Justice and the National Center for Education Statistics. The…
Rank this Week: 3278

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Jun 21

    Should You Sell Your Startup?

    Should You Sell Your Startup?
    Selling a startup may seem counterintuitive to many people–after all, you have just started the business. However, many small business owners know that selling a new business can be a lucrative venture. Many people start businesses with…
  • May 31

    The New Federal Overtime Rules – What you Need to Know

    The New Federal Overtime Rules – What you Need to Know
    Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced a new overtime rule that make millions of workers eligible for overtime pay. The current rule, implemented more than a decade ago, exempts executive, administrative, or professional…
  • Apr 14

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee
    If you are a business owner in California and you employ at least one person, you should be aware of the federal and state laws that mandate how your employees must be treated. There are many different laws that relate to employees that…
Rank this Week: 1486

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Law Offices of Galine, Frye & Fitting.

http://www.sanmateoinjurylawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1774

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee Rolls Into and Kills Star Trek Movie Actor Anton Yelchin

    Recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee Rolls Into and Kills Star Trek Movie Actor Anton Yelchin
    Star Trek movie star Anton Yelchin, the son of famous Russian figure skaters, Viktor Yelchin and Irina Korina, was killed Sunday in a tragic Studio City car accident, when his recalled 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee allegedly rolled into him,…
  • Jun 21

    Recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee Rolls Into and Kills Star Trek Movie Actor Anton Yelchin

    Recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee Rolls Into and Kills Star Trek Movie Actor Anton Yelchin
    Star Trek movie star Anton Yelchin, the son of famous Russian figure skaters, Viktor Yelchin and Irina Korina, was killed Sunday in a tragic Studio City car accident, when his recalled 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee allegedly rolled into him,…
  • Jun 3

    Walch Law Corporation Settles Million Dollar Auto Accident Case

    Walch Law Corporation Settles Million Dollar Auto Accident Case
    The personal injury attorneys at The Walch Law Corporation recently obtained a million dollar settlement for a Los Angeles car accident. This was a disputed liability auto accident case in which three cars were involved. We represented an…
Rank this Week: 4556

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
  • Jun 21

    Social Security Administration Seeks to Recoup Overpayments from California Bankruptcy Debtor’s Post-Petition Benefit

    Social Security Administration Seeks to Recoup Overpayments from California Bankruptcy Debtor’s Post-Petition Benefit
    The federal government is perhaps the most tenacious creditor of them all, and it goes to great lengths to recover money it believes it is owed. This applies not only to taxes but also to benefits, such as the Social Security Disability…
  • Jun 7

    Looking Back on Ten Years of “Bankruptcy Reform”

    Looking Back on Ten Years of “Bankruptcy Reform”
    2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of the comprehensive law known as the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005, Pub. L. 109-8, 119 Stat. 23. Supporters of the bill claimed that it would streamline the…
  • May 27

    Child Support and Spousal Support in California Bankruptcy

    Child Support and Spousal Support in California Bankruptcy
    Child support, spousal support, and any other “domestic support obligation” (DSO), as defined by the Bankruptcy Code, are treated differently in a bankruptcy case from most other types of debt. DSOs have the highest priority…
Rank this Week: 2430

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 832

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jun 21

    The Buck Stops…Where? California Trustees duty NOT to delegate

    The Buck Stops…Where? California Trustees duty NOT to delegate
    Funny thing about Trustees, they are expected to seek help, just not too much help.  Generally, Trustees are not allowed to delegate their duties (see Probate Code section 16012).  The rules state that anything the Trustee can…
  • Jun 7

    Duty to Defend: A California Trustee must defend the Trust

    Duty to Defend: A California Trustee must defend the Trust
    As Trustee, you have a duty to defend the Trust in actions and lawsuits filed against it. This duty is the flip side of a Trustee’s duty to enforce claims, where a Trustee must sue to enforce a debt owed to the Trust. The duty to defend…
  • May 24

    When You Must Sue: Trustees’ Duty to Enforce Claim

    When You Must Sue: Trustees’ Duty to Enforce Claim
    You have no duty to sue, it’s true. If someone owes you money and you don’t want to go to the trouble of collecting it, or suing for it, you have the right to just let it go by the wayside. It ‘s your money and you have the…
Rank this Week: 3566

Food Safety and Risk Management

Food Safety and Risk Management

Covers food safety and food liability issues, such as minimizing the risk of and responding to food recalls. By Steven A. Kronenberg.

http://foodlawblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Tip Skimming from Waitstaff is a Serious and Under-Reported Problem

    Tip Skimming from Waitstaff is a Serious and Under-Reported Problem
    Food safety is about more than just pathogens and pesticides. It’s also about making sure that the people who grow, process, cook, and serve our food have safe working conditions and are treated fairly. Tips provide a substantial…
  • Oct 22

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant
    (Photo credits: http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_28995979/update-dozens-sickened-12-intensive-care-after-eating; KGO ABC 7 News.) The Santa Clara County Health Department has closed Mariscos San Juan, a San Jose, California seafood…
  • Oct 22

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant
    (Photo credits: http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_28995979/update-dozens-sickened-12-intensive-care-after-eating; KGO ABC 7 News.) The Santa Clara County Health Department has closed Mariscos San Juan, a San Jose, California seafood…
Rank this Week: 3122

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3725

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jun 21

    Should You Amend Your Family Trust to Eliminate the “Bypass” Trust?

    Should You Amend Your Family Trust to Eliminate the “Bypass” Trust?
    Recent changes in federal tax law suggest that we might benefit from rethinking how we set up many estate plans. We now have a generous $5,340,000 per person estate tax exclusion, which is adjusted by the cost of living. That means in 2015,…
  • Jun 10

    Travis Logue Selected As Trustee For The Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation

    Travis Logue Selected As Trustee For The Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation
    Travis C. Logue was recently selected to serve as Trustee of the Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation engaged in charitable and educational activities.
  • May 24

    Foundations—The Smart Way to Give

    Foundations—The Smart Way to Give
    Our community has a long tradition of charitable giving. We are so well known for our charitable tradition that we have been the subject of numerous regional and national articles on that topic. One of our many resources are charitable…
Rank this Week: 1810

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1727

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    Happy 10th Anniversary Shaw Valenza LLP

    Happy 10th Anniversary Shaw Valenza LLP
    Yep, lil ol' Shaw Valenza LLP is now officially lil' AND 10 years old as of 6/19. The blog is turning 10 in a week or so too. And that means it's time to thank you once again for reading and passing along to your colleagues and such.…
  • Jun 2

    Ninth Circuit: Pay In Lieu of Benefits Is Included in the Regular Rate of Pay

    Ninth Circuit: Pay In Lieu of Benefits Is Included in the Regular Rate of Pay
    for Overtime Purposes, Even.Yes, this is what they call a "case of first impression." That means no court has decided the issue before.  The issue the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided is this: Although the value of benefits are…
  • May 30

    Arbitration Class Action Waivers - Trouble Brewing?

    Arbitration Class Action Waivers - Trouble Brewing?
    There are pros and cons associated with mandatory arbitration agreements.  Yes, everybody knows that.  One of the biggest "pros" is that an employer can insist that employees arbitrate only individual claims, not class claims.…
Rank this Week: 774

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2842

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Jun 20

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing
    This may be pretty big for California appellate lawyers and any lawyer or client involved in motion practice at the trial court level.The California Supreme Court has just eliminated its long-standing rule that "de-published" any lower court…
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Every year about this time, the Attorney General posts and summarizes all of the Proposition 65 settlements from the preceding year, providing information about which settlements require reformulation of products, which require warnings,…
  • Apr 4

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?
    About a year and a half ago, Cal Biz Lit took a look at all of the 60 day notices for the previous year (July 2013 through June, 2014) to see what chemicals were being cited for companies’ failure to...
Rank this Week: 803

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Jun 20

    5 Laws Criminal Justice Shows Get Wrong 

    5 Laws Criminal Justice Shows Get Wrong 
    If you enjoy watching criminal justice shows such as Law & Order or How to Get Away With Murder, you are not alone. The crime genre amasses a huge, dedicated following of people who are interested in the inner workings of the justice…
  • Jun 12

    What You Should Know About California’s New 21+ Tobacco Law

    What You Should Know About California’s New 21+ Tobacco Law
    On May 5, 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed several bills that affect tobacco and smoking laws in the state. The law went into effect on June 9 and makes California the second state in the country to raise the age for purchasing tobacco…
  • Jun 7

    The Potential Risks of Uber’s New Cross-Border Service to Mexico

    The Potential Risks of Uber’s New Cross-Border Service to Mexico
    In March, Uber launched its latest product offering, UberPASSPORT. The service is aiming to make border crossings between countries safe and easy. San Diego and Tijuana are serving as the program’s first rollout, since the cities are…
Rank this Week: 2513

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jun 18

    Justice, Only Justice

    Justice, Only Justice
    On the wall at my house, hangs a piece of Jewish art I bought more years ago than I can remember. I found it back in the halcyon days when I was a religious conservative Jew jetting around Fresno on rollerblades, tzitzit flapping in the wind.…
  • Jun 16

    The Colloseum

    The Colloseum
    As I begin my reading of the Third Edition of Real and Demonstrative Evidence by Ronald J. Rychlak–yeah, I’m one of those “old school” dogs who likes to waste his weekends by reading legal shit keep improving my legal…
  • Jun 10

    One Ruling to Decimate Them All

    One Ruling to Decimate Them All
    I did not always intend to be a criminal defense lawyer. I’ve mentioned before that because of my technology background, I had planned on going to law school to become a rich technology lawyer. Instead, I chose to become a…
Rank this Week: 917

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

Explains key employment laws that every employee in California should know. By Branigan Robertson.

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Jun 17

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic
    Defamation. Slander. Libel. These terms are used so often nowadays that children are familiar with them. How does defamation of character factor into employment law? Employees often feel like they’ve been defamed. But if these phrases…
  • Jun 17

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic
    Defamation. Slander. Libel. These terms are used so often nowadays that children are familiar with them. How does defamation of character factor into employment law? Employees often feel like they’ve been defamed. But if these phrases…
  • Jun 2

    Evening the Playing Field: CA’s New Fair Pay Act

    Evening the Playing Field: CA’s New Fair Pay Act
    The lack of wage equality amongst genders has been well-documented for some time and, as you may have noticed, has become a staple of candidates’ speeches in election years. And rightly so, for even in 2013 women earned 84 cents…
Rank this Week: 2309

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    PREGNANT WOMAN DRIVING WITH A .32% BAC MAY BE CHARGED WITH MURDER

    PREGNANT WOMAN DRIVING WITH A .32% BAC MAY BE CHARGED WITH MURDER
    Last month 23-year-old Clovis, California resident, Candice Ooley, eight months pregnant and driving with a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit (0.32%), caused an accident that ended in the death of a passenger in the vehicle she…
  • Jun 13

    CAN I GET A DUI IF I AM DRIVING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY?

    CAN I GET A DUI IF I AM DRIVING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY?
    Here’s a DUI arrest scenario I occasionally encounter in my practice: A client is arrested for driving under the influence in a private parking lot, for example, or on a street in a gated community, or even in the client’s own…
  • Jun 10

    CHALLENGING THE DMV’S DECISION TO SUSPEND YOUR LICENSE: THE WRIT OF MANDATE

    CHALLENGING THE DMV’S DECISION TO SUSPEND YOUR LICENSE: THE WRIT OF MANDATE
    It is simply a fact that many, if not most, drivers lose at their Administrative Per Se (APS) Hearing. The APS hearing is an administrative hearing and unlike criminal hearings, the driver is not afforded the same due process rights a…
Rank this Week: 4240

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 17

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen
    Can a person sign for somebody else on a document without their written authorization, e.g. on a deed? The answer is yes. The legal term for this is "amanuensis." See  Estate of Stephens (2002) 28 C4th 665.In Estate of Stephens, the…
  • Jun 2

    Holographic Will

    Holographic Will
    This unpublished appellate opinion demonstrates how certain facts ostensibly entice litigation.  Callahan v. Callahan, Los Angeles Superior Court Case # BP108910.  John Callahan was originally  married to Pauline Callahan…
  • May 18

    Giraldin revisited

    Giraldin revisited
    In re Estate of Giraldin (2012) 55 Cal.4th 1058, the California Supreme Court held that remainder trust beneficiaries have standing to sue a trustee, who was not the settlor, for alleged breach of fiduciary duties committed during the period…
Rank this Week: 2944

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    Video on I-601 and I-601a waiver Expedite

    Video on I-601 and I-601a waiver Expedite
    I-601 and I-601a Waiver Expedite
  • Jun 2

    I-601 Waiver Approved for Client

    I-601 Waiver Approved for Client
    I-601 Waiver Approval process Filed: September 4, 2015 Request for Evidence Issued: February 1, 2016 Filed Response to Request for Evidence: March 7, 2016 Approved: March 30, 2016 Country: Mexico History of Procedure Client entered the U.S.…
  • May 12

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo
    Although often controversial, executive actions have been used since the 1950’s by every president to cure immigration problems in this country. In September 2014, through a series of executive orders President Obama sought to address…
Rank this Week: 3039