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What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

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  • Dec 12

    IRS Increases Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate to $0.575

    IRS Increases Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate to $0.575
    Please see the Chamber's post on the increase to the standard mileage rate. (Here).  Most employers are concerned with the business reimbursement rate, which goes up to $0.575 per mile effective January 1, 2015. Here's a quick spiel on…
  • Dec 12

    NLRB Overrules Itself and Appropriates Companies' Email Systems for Employees' Protected Communication

    NLRB Overrules Itself and Appropriates Companies' Email Systems for Employees' Protected Communication
    In 2007 the National Labor Relations Board held, in The Guard Publishing Company, dba Register Guard, 351 NLRB 1110 (2007), that employers do not have to permit union organizing activity over their own email system.  Here's the…
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court: Security Screenings Non-Compensable Under FLSA

    Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court: Security Screenings Non-Compensable Under FLSA
    The Supreme Court further explained how to determine whether time spent at work is "preliminary" or "postliminary" and therefore not compensable under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  Per the Court:The employer in this case…
Rank this Week: 2178

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 3056

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/
  • Dec 11

    Important Information about Retaliation Claims in California

    Important Information about Retaliation Claims in California
    Retaliation claims are some of the most common employment law cases filed in California, and usually in conjunction with a wrongful termination claim. It is important for any potential plaintiff in a wrongful termination case to consider…
  • Oct 21

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Many disability discrimination and wrongful termination cases involve a workers compensation claim. One mistake that a wrongful termination claimant should avoid is exaggerating his/her disability when dealing with his workers comp doctors.…
  • Jul 16

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination
    A major health care provider Dialysis Clinic Inc. was sued for disability discrimination this week by EEOC. The lawsuit has been filed in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento. The plaintiff Francisca Lee had worked at the…
Rank this Week: 1632

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Dec 11

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?
    I have always been a strong advocate that you should be awarded sanctions if you had to bring a motion to get the relief you were entitled to even if the other side complied prior to the hearing on the motion.  However in the case of…
  • Nov 4

    A Third-Party Can Expect Sanctions for Ignoring a Subpoena for Electronically Stored Information

    A Third-Party Can Expect Sanctions for Ignoring a Subpoena for Electronically Stored Information
    W. George Wailes, a Business Trial Attorney and Director at Carr McClellan, in Burlingame, CA brings us this warning from the California Court of Appeal about what could happen to a third party that refuses to comply with a subpoena for…
  • Oct 9

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection
    Recently I was contacted to help on a party’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admissions. In viewing opposing counsel’s responses to the discovery,…
Rank this Week: 3780

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    No One is Above Being Indicted for a White Collar Crime

    No One is Above Being Indicted for a White Collar Crime
    As experienced Los Angeles white collar crime defense attorneys, we know that regardless of career or social standing, anyone can be accused of or indicted for a white collar crime. These offenses are generally those that are financially…
  • Oct 9

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead
    Five days ago, a fiery three car collision ended with the tragic loss of five lives in Chino. According to a news article at CBS Los Angeles, four of the deceased victims were friends who graduated from Roosevelt High School. Crews were…
  • Jun 6

    Four People Lose Their Lives After Truck Jackknifes on Interstate 10

    Four People Lose Their Lives After Truck Jackknifes on Interstate 10
    On May 21 of this year, an accident involving a truck carrying steel pipes triggered a bus accident that left four people dead. According to a report at U.S. News & World Report,  a flatbed truck was hauling steel pipes on a remote…
Rank this Week: 2647

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Glotzer & Sweat, LLP.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    Uber Wrongful Death Lawsuit Shows Flaws in Ride Share System

    Uber Wrongful Death Lawsuit Shows Flaws in Ride Share System
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has fast become the largest of a new breed of transportation companies commonly known as “ride-sharing” nationwide and especially in large urban areas like Los Angeles and San Francisco.…
  • Dec 3

    Los Angeles Jury Verdicts Nov. ’14

    Los Angeles Jury Verdicts Nov. ’14
    In what will be a continuing series highlighting personal injury jury verdicts in Los Angeles, I wanted to discuss two cases were jury verdicts rendered in L.A. Superior Court were reported in November as follows: Verdict of Almost $70,000…
  • Nov 13

    Mercury Insurance Can’t Avoid Payment of CA Judgment Based Upon Claimed Exclusion

    Mercury Insurance Can’t Avoid Payment of CA Judgment Based Upon Claimed Exclusion
    Mercury Insurance is one of California’s largest auto insurance carriers.  In a recent decision, Mercury Cas. Co. v. Chu, 229 Cal. App. 4th 1432, 178 Cal. Rptr. 3d 144 (2014) the Fourth District California Court of Appeal has…
Rank this Week: 1851

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2719

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Information on tort law in California. By Glotzer & Sweat LLP.

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Dec 10

    Ride Share Injury Claims in California

    Ride Share Injury Claims in California
    Ride share injury claims in California are becoming more and more frequent due to the volume of passengers being transported by companies like Uber, UberX, UberBLACK, Lyft, SideCar, and several others, which now have…
  • Dec 2

    Bicycle Hit and Run Claims in Los Angele

    Bicycle Hit and Run Claims in Los Angele
    Bicycle hit and run claims in Los Angeles are up a dramatic 42 percent over the past 10 years according to statistics from the Los Angeles Times (see article here).  As a bike accident victim’s attorney and advocate, it is…
  • Nov 25

    California Parking Lot Accident

    California Parking Lot Accident
    California parking lot accidents are something we should all be thinking about as we approach the holidays especially if we live in busy urban areas like Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego or the Inland Empire.  The holidays brings…
Rank this Week: 2014

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/
Rank this Week: 4750

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Dec 9

    Restriction requirement and potential responses to them

    Restriction requirement and potential responses to them
    A restriction requirement is an assertion by the examiner that the claims of a patent application are directed to two or more independent and distinct inventions. See MPEP Section 803 for more information. A common restriction requirement is…
  • Nov 25

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application
    Entrepreneurs typically undertake a number of efforts in order to sell a product.  They demonstrate their products to the public and one-on-one to buyers.  They may engage in cold calls to set up customer meetings, place…
  • Nov 18

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid
    In Abbvie v. Janssen (Fed. Cir. 2014), the claims of the patents at issue defined the claimed invention by its function, rather than by its structure. To put it in layman’s terms, it claimed a sports car going 0 to 60 mph within X…
Rank this Week: 3882

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Dec 9

    International Will

    International Will
    I have been practicing law since 1994. I have been extremely focused on the areas of estate and probate law during that time.  Through those years I have a number of clients who have property in other countries. Usually we ……
  • Nov 10

    California Heggstad Petitions and Kucker v. Kucker

    California Heggstad Petitions and Kucker v. Kucker
    I recently had the following calendar note in a probate case in Alameda County. We had filed a Heggstad petition, pursuant to California probate code 850, to get two properties into a trust after death. I should clarify our firm ……
  • Oct 1

    Bank of America mortgage trust certification form

    Bank of America mortgage trust certification form
    For some time now I have advised clients to contact their mortgage holder to see about linking their trust to their mortgage. Without that you can leave your trustee with a problem. The house might be owned by the trust … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2714

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4749

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/
  • Dec 9

    Welcome

    Welcome
    Welcome to “Lay of the Land.” The contributors to this blog come principally from the ranks of the Land Use and Natural Resources Practice Group of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP. We hope to share with you the unique perspectives…
  • Dec 8

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .
    Here are several potential developments related to affordable housing and CEQA that you should watch for in the coming months: . . . CEQA REFORM: As we move into 2015, there again will be calls for comprehensive CEQA reform. But will they be…
  • Dec 8

    What Do Lady Gaga, Conan O’Brien, and the California Legislature Have in Common?

    What Do Lady Gaga, Conan O’Brien, and the California Legislature Have in Common?
    California’s severe drought has set off alarms from the Capitol to the sound stages of Hollywood. The Governor has declared a State of Emergency and both Lady Gaga and Conan O’Brien have starred in “Save Our Water”…
Rank this Week: 1294

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/
  • Dec 9

    Exciting New Immigration Changes with Obama’s Executive Order

    Exciting New Immigration Changes with Obama’s Executive Order
    President Obama announced a series of executive actions which will help many individuals including some of our current clients. It is important to note that none of the changes take effect immediately. The effective date for each change will…
  • Dec 8

    U Visa vs. I601a Waiver pros and cons.

    U Visa vs. I601a Waiver pros and cons.
    I-601A: Requirements: Must prove that qualifying relative would suffer “extreme hardship”-U.S. Citizen spouse or parent, and now, with the proposed President’s new Executive Action-Lawful Permanent Resident spouse or parent.…
  • Sep 16

    Frequently Asked Questions on I-864 Affidavit of Support

    Frequently Asked Questions on I-864 Affidavit of Support
    FAQ on I-864 Affidavit of Support Affidavit of Support-Frequently Asked Questions At the Ranchod Law Group, we assist our clients in preparing and filing form I-864, Affidavit of Support on their behalf or on behalf of their family member. In…
Rank this Week: 4668

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and laws. By Jacob J. Sapochnick.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    EB-5 Discussion with Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.

    EB-5 Discussion with Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.
    Want to know all about EB-5 Visas? In this video, Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.,  discusses EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visas For eligibility questions please contact our office.  Remember to follow us…
  • Dec 1

    Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq. Discusses the Executive Action on Immigration

    Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq. Discusses the Executive Action on Immigration
    In this video, Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.,  discusses President Obama’s executive order on Immigration. On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at…
  • Nov 19

    How to: Green Card through Employer

    How to: Green Card through Employer
    In this video, Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.,  will explain the process of applying for a green card through an employer. For legal advice please contact our office.  Remember to follow us…
Rank this Week: 4139

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Dec 8

    Meet the Private Investigator

    Meet the Private Investigator
    An Interview with Private Investigator David Hance After my last private investigator left to try his luck in reality television, I went on the hunt for someone new to help me conduct necessary investigations in my criminal and DUI cases.…
  • Dec 7

    Meet the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Lawyer

    Meet the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Lawyer
    Meet the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Lawyer Several years ago during what was later described as the "Economic Downturn", I went searching for ways to get new business with a minimum of expense. I was introduced to a business…
  • Nov 23

    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources NCADD

    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources NCADD
    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources To me the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) has been nothing more than the liaison between the court and the court ordered alcohol education program after my clients have been…
Rank this Week: 2970

Ribbons and Red Tape

Ribbons and Red Tape

Discusses horses and the laws that affect the equine world. By Corinna M. W. Charlton.

http://ribbonsandredtape.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    To Buy a Horse Business...or to Buy its Assets?

    To Buy a Horse Business...or to Buy its Assets?
    Have you seen certain websites (like Equestrian Life) or blogs (like Dappled Grey Equestrian Style) close up shop, but as they do so, pitch an offer to sell the business to an interested party?Or perhaps your local hay seller or barn…
  • Dec 5

    Equine Entrepreneur Mastermind

    Equine Entrepreneur Mastermind
    The Equine Entrepreneur Mastermind is an energetic, supportive, and educational membership for people who:Own a small business that sell equestrian products or services Want to grow the reach and financial profitability of their…
  • Nov 14

    It's Clinic Season!

    It's Clinic Season!
    Winter and horses go together about as well as a peanut butter and mustard sandwich.  Sure, the weather is cooler and Pinterest has some beautiful photos of horses in the snow, but the reality of my winter riding tends to be muddy…
Rank this Week: 3407

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/
Rank this Week: 2120

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4270

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 7

    Can The Bank Take Money From My Account to Pay What I Owe Them?

    Can The Bank Take Money From My Account to Pay What I Owe Them?
    Your financial institution can take your money on deposit because of its right of setoff. WHAT IS A SETOFF? When you think of money being grabbed out of somebody's checking or savings account, what probably first comes to mind is…
  • Dec 2

    What to Do If You Have Been Denied a Checking or Savings Account

    What to Do If You Have Been Denied a Checking or Savings Account
    A couple months ago I wrote a blog post titled Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy. In it I introduced the specialty consumer reporting agencies—ChexSystems and Early Warning Services—which specifically…
  • Nov 11

    Debts Owed on Your Checking and Savings Account

    Debts Owed on Your Checking and Savings Account
    Special issues arise if you owe money to a bank or other financial institution on a checking or savings account because of a negative balance on that account. We'll explore some of the important issues here. DEBTS OWED ON YOUR DEPOSIT…
Rank this Week: 3068

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Dec 7

    Timeline for Felix v. AAA Class Member Checks Released

    Timeline for Felix v. AAA Class Member Checks Released
    According to the claims administrator, Simpluris, the timeline for the class member distribution is as follows: 12/05/2014 – Disbursement Database sent to Counsel 12/10/2014 – Deadline for Disbursement Database to be approved by…
  • Jun 18

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014
    Although many employees and employers are aware of the upcoming change to the California state minimum wage, for those not paying attention (no pun intended) the California state minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour…
  • Jun 18

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014
    Although many employees and employers are aware of the upcoming change to the California state minimum wage, for those not paying attention (no pun intended) the California state minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour…
Rank this Week: 3734

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2909

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Dec 6

    Life, Liberty, Happiness, Law

    Life, Liberty, Happiness, Law
    It will come as a surprise to some, but the United States of America did not always exist. For thousands of years – even tens of thousands, and tens of tens of thousands – before what would later be called “the Grand…
  • Dec 5

    A Giant Ball of Shit

    A Giant Ball of Shit
    It frequently happens when I get a new client that I hear some variation on the following: I’m completely innocent. I didn’t do anything. The witnesses, and police officers are lying. Nobody even saw me anywhere near where this…
  • Dec 3

    Blaming the Messenger

    Blaming the Messenger
    Michael Konopasek, of Seattle’s KING 5 News, reports on a real problem today: [There is a]n overwhelming negative perception of law enforcement, which is making their jobs difficult. This is a huge problem: In the…
Rank this Week: 1254

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Dec 5

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.
    06 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is sourcing large amounts of cheap mezzanine capital through EB-5 financing for its top developer clients. To qualify for this program, the borrower must…
  • Nov 28

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!
    28 November, 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Condo Hotels Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce! by Jim Butler, Bob Braun and Guy Maisnik Condo Hotel Lawyers Condo hotels are back in vogue as “securities”…
  • Nov 11

    Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US

    Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US
    11 November 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Chinese Investment or here on EB-5 Financing. As the Chinese economy continues to become more important globally, we are seeing a shift in Asian investment in the United States,…
Rank this Week: 1801

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    DUI with Passenger Under The Age of 14

    DUI with Passenger Under The Age of 14
    Consequences Of DUI With Passenger Under The Age Of 14 In California, if you are arrested for driving under the influence and you have a passenger in your car under the age of 14, Vehicle Code section 23572 states that any sentence/punishment…
  • Nov 24

    Driving Under the Influence and DMV License Suspension

    Driving Under the Influence and DMV License Suspension
    In California, when a driver is arrested for driving under the influence, they are given a temporary, 30-day license from the Department of Motor Vehicles. On that notice, it states that the license is good for only thirty days and that after…
  • Oct 28

    DUI Hit & Run Charges in Orange County, CA

    DUI Hit & Run Charges in Orange County, CA
    Driving Under The Influence And Hit & Run In Orange County Under California law, anyone who is involved in an accident is required to immediately stop at the scene, provide the other party involved with contact and insurance information,…
Rank this Week: 1325

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2907

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/
  • Dec 5

    Your Facebook Copyright Notice is More Annoying than Farmville

    Your Facebook Copyright Notice is More Annoying than Farmville
    If you use Facebook, you probably already have noticed that many users are posting statements claiming that Facebook somehow acquires ownership of users’ intellectual property that has been posted to that site.  Reacting to this…
  • Nov 21

    Cambridge v. Becker – A Copyright Win For Publishers or an Enlargement of Fair Use?

    Cambridge v. Becker – A Copyright Win For Publishers or an Enlargement of Fair Use?
    Recently the 11th Circuit addressed on appeal the question of whether fair use insulates from copyright liability a University which offers to its students a digital repository of reading material culled from third party publications without…
  • Nov 14

    9th Circuit Agrees to En Banc Rehearing of Garcia v. Google, Inc.

    9th Circuit Agrees to En Banc Rehearing of Garcia v. Google, Inc.
    In March 2014, this column analyzed a decision by a Ninth Circuit panel in Garcia v. Google, Inc., in which the Court held that an actress, who believed she was appearing in a minor role in an Arabian adventure movie, could maintain a…
Rank this Week: 2234

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Dec 4

    Backing Up Your Case for Support With Statistics; or Not

    Backing Up Your Case for Support With Statistics; or Not
    As Jerold Panas brilliantly explains in this excerpt from Making a Case Your Donors Will Love, statistics should be used only sparingly when making a case that your organization needs support due to an identifiable community…
  • Nov 11

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday
    It used to be that nonprofits’ biggest concern at this time of year was roping in those last tax-deduction-seeking donors before December 31st. But this year, December 2nd also requires a big red circle on one’s calendar, as…
  • Oct 31

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?
    No, I’m not going to become the Halloween equivalent of a Scrooge and give out toothbrushes or apples on Halloween — there will be candy at my door. Nevertheless, if I can put on my Berkeley hippie hat for a moment, now seems…
Rank this Week: 4602

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?
    Can my spouse stop our divorce? After a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed, spouses may argue over many issues before the divorce is finally granted by the California family court. Issues that may cause contention include property…
  • Sep 5

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized
    Going through a divorce and settling all related issues can be trying. Most people want to put the marriage and legal issues behind them once the divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Frequently, a former spouse…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?
    Unmarried Couples? According to modern trends, more and more Californians are living together outside of marriage, whether for personal, financial, or other reasons. Even absent the traditional nuptials, however, such couples may, for all…
Rank this Week: 3122

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    California Law Regarding Battery Charge

    California Law Regarding Battery Charge
    Penal Code 242 – Battery Laws in California The crime of battery is often confused with the crime of assault. This may be due to the frequently used term “assault and battery” which is most commonly used rather than just…
  • Nov 19

    California Proposition 47 Lawyer In Orange County

    California Proposition 47 Lawyer In Orange County
    California Proposition 47, Do You Qualify? California Proposition 47 is a recently approved law, which allows many individuals who have criminal convictions, to reduce their felony conviction(s) to misdemeanor convictions. Further, it allows…
  • Nov 3

    Identity Theft And Other Related Fraud Charges In Orange County

    Identity Theft And Other Related Fraud Charges In Orange County
    Identity Theft Identity theft is defined in Penal Code 530.5 and is described as follows: The willful taking of someone’s personal identity information for the purpose of securing credit, money, services or property, in their name for…
Rank this Week: 1617

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Dec 4

    Unfortunately, our “post-racial” society isn’t post-bia

    Unfortunately, our “post-racial” society isn’t post-bia
    By Amy Semmel According to a recent study by MTV, the majority of millennials believe that they live in a “post-racial” society.  They cite Barack Obama’s presidency as a great achievement for race relations. …
  • Nov 21

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry
    By Lisa Mak Making the headlines this week was a landmark $4 million backpay and compliance settlement for 280 current and former workers at the popular Yank Sing restaurant in San Francisco.  Last summer, a group of Yank Sing employees,…
  • Nov 11

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training
    In a recent article published on the popular online magazine, Truthout, CELA VOICE blogger and police misconduct lawyer, Jim DeSimone, explains why police officers need to be properly trained in order to avoid unnecessary use of force…
Rank this Week: 2454

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/
  • Dec 4

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit
    On November 26, 2014, the Seventh Circuit (Posner, J.) issued its order upon rehearing of Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. (Case No. 14-8003). Motorola still effectively lost the appeal, but the Court’s more circumspect…
  • Nov 19

    Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Three Billy Goats Gruff
    (You know . . .  the fairy tale about trolls.) This summer, PwC published its 2014 Patent Litigation Study.  The tagline of the study is “[a]s case volume leaps, damages continue general decline.” Some of they key…
  • Nov 5

    Is the NCAA a Cartel?

    Is the NCAA a Cartel?
    The usually good Planet Money program has an excellent recent podcast setting forth the arguments for and against the NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] being an unlawful cartel.
Rank this Week: 2727

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    San Diego DUI Sentencing Alternative: CPAC

    San Diego DUI Sentencing Alternative: CPAC
    In San Diego criminal courts, the judge sentences DUI defendants.  For first time misdemeanor drunk driving offenders, that sentence usually does not include any jail time other than what was served at the time of the arrest.  As…
  • Oct 31

    First Time DUI: Do I Really Need A Drunk Driving Lawyer?

    First Time DUI: Do I Really Need A Drunk Driving Lawyer?
    San Diego residents often call me for their free phone consultation after being charged with their first drunk driving offense. At the end of the call, the person often says, “I have been talking to my friends and I just don’t…
  • Oct 15

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’
    Out on the town and you had a couple of drinks. Knowing San Diego’s drunk driving laws, you decide it’s best not to drive home and chance getting a DUI.  You ask yourself, “How am I going to get home?”  You…
Rank this Week: 4738

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    Expulsion Rights: Why Don't They Care About Other Students' Punishments When Punishing My Child?

    Expulsion Rights: Why Don't They Care About Other Students' Punishments When Punishing My Child?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995When a parent suddenly faces the terrible fact that their child is up for expulsion from school, the question always arises: why is my son or daughter being expelled for X…
  • Sep 30

    Records Rights In California Community College

    Records Rights In California Community College
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Do you or a family member attend one of the many California community colleges?  Have you ever wondered what data the college is gathering on you? Or, have you had…
  • Sep 8

    Do You Want To Be In Our Group? Eat This: Hazing And School Discipline

    Do You Want To Be In Our Group? Eat This: Hazing And School Discipline
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Do you remember entering high school and the wild rumors that preceded it? Of groups of high schoolers who would submit all freshman to hazing: humiliating them and…
Rank this Week: 2835

Legal Salad

Legal Salad

Covers new developments and various caveats in bankruptcy law. By the Law Offices of Victoria Maydanik.

http://www.lawyervictoria.com/bankruptcy-attorney-blog/
  • Dec 3

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy
    How to improve credit after bankruptcy is a post from: About bankruptcyHow to improve credit after bankruptcy is a post from: About bankruptcy
  • Sep 10

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcyBankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcy
  • Jul 22

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcyBankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcy
Rank this Week: 3842

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Dec 3

    San Diego Authorities Increase DUI Arrests Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Plan for More During Holiday Season

    San Diego Authorities Increase DUI Arrests Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Plan for More During Holiday Season
    Thanksgiving weekend sees numerous car accidents caused by impaired drivers, as well as many preventable injuries and deaths. This is why law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego County and the entire country step up efforts to…
  • Dec 2

    Social Media & Your Personal Injury Case

    Social Media & Your Personal Injury Case
    Think Before You Update Your Status Facebook, Instagram, Twitter—these are just some of the popular social media apps and sites people use every single day without thinking. For many people, routinely updating your status or…
  • Nov 25

    When can I Sue for a Slip & Fall Injury?

    When can I Sue for a Slip & Fall Injury?
    Any property owner who is negligent regarding the upkeep and maintenance of their property can be held liable for damages if you or a loved one suffered a slip and fall on their premises. If you had a legitimate reason for entering and/or…
Rank this Week: 4061

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Dec 2

    Buckle Up For Safety

    Buckle Up For Safety
    The exploding airbag saga is not going away. We previously reported on this problem on October 21, 2014, in a post entitled "Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?" on this site. But now, Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp. appears to be defying…
  • Nov 29

    EPA Will Set New Clean Air Standard

    EPA Will Set New Clean Air Standard
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced this week that the agency intends to issue new, stricter pollution standards in 2015. The Clean Air Act tasks the Environmental Protection Agency with the job of re-evaluating smog standards every…
  • Nov 19

    C.A.R.S. Targets CarMax for Sell of Unsafe Vehicle

    C.A.R.S. Targets CarMax for Sell of Unsafe Vehicle
    Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, known by the acronym C.A.R.S., has launched a campaign against the automotive megadealer CarMax, alleging that its used car lots engage in a widespread practice of reselling unsafe cars, some with…
Rank this Week: 985

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Studies Show Female Elders More Likely To Be Abused

    Studies Show Female Elders More Likely To Be Abused
    Nearly 70% of elder abuse victims are women, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. It is worth noting that the population of elder women is much larger than the population of elderly men in the United States, however, that does not…
  • Nov 18

    When a Loved Elder Has Died: Proving Elder Abuse in Southern California

    When a Loved Elder Has Died: Proving Elder Abuse in Southern California
    In California, the family of an elder who has passed away due to nursing home neglect or abuse has the right to file a lawsuit against the perpetrators seeking damages for the pain and suffering the elder was subjected to, and the wrongful…
  • Nov 7

    Why Are Elders So Susceptible To Bed Sores?

    Why Are Elders So Susceptible To Bed Sores?
    Southern California elders - particularly those residing in nursing homes, or skilled nursing facilities - are unfortunately prone to developing life-threatening bedsores. Bedsores, which are also known as pressure ulcers, can lead to a host…
Rank this Week: 2671

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Dec 1

    Divorce Tips for Guys, Part One – The Legal Side

    Divorce Tips for Guys, Part One – The Legal Side
    Our divorce tips for guys starts with the legal landscape. This article is part one of a three-part series. Part two will be practical divorce tips for guys they could really use (and many don’t know) and part three will help with the…
  • Nov 29

    What Can You Expect from Divorce Depositions in California?

    What Can You Expect from Divorce Depositions in California?
    Divorce depositions in California are less common than you think. There are two reasons for that. First, depositions can get expensive. It’s not just lawyer’s fees but also the court reporter who often charges per page to create…
  • Nov 17

    Divorce Advice for High Networth Individual

    Divorce Advice for High Networth Individual
    Divorce advice for high networth individuals comes best from one place – an in person legal strategy session with a smart and experienced attorney who has a dedicated law practice to family law. It just so happens that’s exactly…
Rank this Week: 1953

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted
    Back in the early 1970’s, during the Nixon era, a new phrase became commonplace in the United States. The War on Drugs was the phrase, and while the idea to combat the sale and use of illegal drugs may have seemed like a good one, it…
  • Nov 13

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego
    A three car pileup occurred last night around the 1100 block of East Washington Avenue in Escondido. According to police, a black truck driving around 9p.m. crashed into a silver sedan; makes and models of the vehicles aren’t released.…
  • Nov 11

    Former Mayor Of Murietta Being Sued For DUI – San Diego

    Former Mayor Of Murietta Being Sued For DUI – San Diego
    Alan Long was re-elected into the Murrieta city council last week after choosing to step down from his position as mayor. A type of scandal erupted when Long was caught driving under the influence (DUI) and mishandling his pickup truck,…
Rank this Week: 4375

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Dec 1

    New settlement approval and attorneys' fees opinion: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.

    New settlement approval and attorneys' fees opinion: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.
    In Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 29, 2014; pub. ord. Nov. 21, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) confirmed the continuing vitality of the percentage-of-the-fund…
  • Oct 30

    Contract attorney position available with my firm

    Contract attorney position available with my firm
    The Kralowec Law Group has an immediate opening for a contract attorney to assist with projects in pending class action matters. The ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years of litigation experience, excellent research and writing skills,…
  • Oct 16

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.
    In Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 10, 2014), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed the trial court's ruling that allowing the plaintiff's UCL claim against PG&E to…
Rank this Week: 2056

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Nov 30

    Changing Demographic

    Changing Demographic
    I just returned from the SF Auto Show with my 12 year old son. It's a family tradition that takes place each Thanksgiving weekend, year after year. So what's different this year? Changing demographics for sure. See the picture of...
  • Sep 30

    Intersection, Part II

    Intersection, Part II
    Well the Supremes are now involved. No, not those Supremes, but the California Supreme Court. In my June post I talked about two "take-home" exposure cases which were decided by the California Court of Appeals. The first case was Kesner...
  • Aug 25

    A Whole Lot of Change

    A Whole Lot of Change
    I've been shopping for a car lately, one to replace the sturdy 1998 5 Series which has racked up 147,000 miles. I have visited dealerships to check out color combinations and the look and feel of the car. But it...
Rank this Week: 941

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    What Does an Officer Need to Stop a Driver for a DUI?

    What Does an Officer Need to Stop a Driver for a DUI?
    An officer must meet certain criteria before they are able to pull someone over for suspicion of driving under the influence, and before they are able to administer and alcohol tests. To better understand the process, lets outline an analyze…
  • Nov 20

    What is the Difference Between a Felony and Misdemeanor Los Angeles DUI?

    What is the Difference Between a Felony and Misdemeanor Los Angeles DUI?
    California Vehicle Code outlines unlawful behavior that can lead to a DUI conviction in California. California Vehicle Code §23152 makes it unlawful for a person to be under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, drug, or both, and…
  • Nov 13

    Effective Representation of a Los Angeles DUI Involving Drug

    Effective Representation of a Los Angeles DUI Involving Drug
    The legislature amended the California Vehicle Code §23152 pertaining to misdemeanor DUIs to specifically include language stating that it is unlawful for a person to be operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. A person…
Rank this Week: 4035

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4254

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

Covers environmental law, climate change, and clean technology. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • Nov 26

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED
    On September 25, 2014, Governor Brown signed SB 445 (Hill) Underground storage tanks; hazardous substances: petroleum: groundwater and surface water contamination into law (UST Law).  The UST Law was an urgency measure that took effect…
  • Nov 26

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA
    Recently, the court in Rominger v. County of Colusa found that a lead agency which approved a mitigated negative declaration for a project, can take the seemingly inconsistent position that the proposed project was not a California…
  • Sep 30

    Substantive Dispute over Land Application of Biosolids Remains Unresolved

    Substantive Dispute over Land Application of Biosolids Remains Unresolved
    Form over substance continues to obscure the substantive issue presented in the case of the City of Los Angeles (City) vs. Kern County (County). At its core, the dispute involves the land application of biosolids. Biosolids are organic…
Rank this Week: 2708