Prescription for Disaster: Wrongful Termination Post Medical Leave
Occasionally, we come across cases that clearly describe what employers should NOT do in the workplace – cases bound to cost a company big bucks because of bad decision-making or horrible policies. One recent example
Co-ops: A Tool for Small Business Recovery
Many small businesses have been hurt or even destroyed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Owners may have lost their business and their funds. One of the legal tools that can help some owners recover is the
Employers Beware: Don’t Delay in Seeking to Compel Arbitration of Employment Disputes
It is equally important that an employer move quickly to enforce an arbitration agreement when an employee files a claim outside of the designated arbitration forum.
Jump Client Cases to the Front of the Line – Use Judicial Reference
Due to COVID-19, courts in many California counties suspended civil trials, if they did not close to civil filings altogether. As of May 7, 2020 courts in these 14 counties were closed for all civil
Making an Insurance Claim for COVID-19: What A Business Can Do
Many business owners paid for insurance, year-after-year, and now need help from their insurance company due to COVID-19 and government orders to temporarily close. Here are some potential coverages, and here’s what businesses can do.
California Real Estate Law: Coronavirus Puts Freeze on Some Evictions
Updated as of March 31, 2020 City of Los Angeles’ Eviction Moratorium On March 31, 2020 the LA City Council passed Ordinance No. 186585, which expands on the temporary eviction relief measures set forth in
In A Time of Crisis: Consider Force Majeure and Business Interruption
Because of the Coronavirus crisis, many businesses are considering whether to modify, reduce or temporarily cease operations. This is a natural course of action and in many cases, these actions align with requests of local,
Employers, in case you were wondering, your employees cannot compete with you
Many California laws seek to restrict the terms and conditions an employer may place on an employee during employment. Yesterday, the California Court of Appeal confirmed that Business and Professions Code Section 16600 is not
Unlawful, or Just Mean? California Appellate Court Decides Discrimination Case
People with disabilities have legal protections under both federal and state law. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits an employer from taking adverse actions against a person because of a person’s disability, perceived
Can Your Company’s Arbitration Agreement Survive an Unconscionability Inquiry?
Concluding that TWC Dealer Group, Inc.’s arbitration agreements were both procedurally and substantively unconscionable, California’s First Appellate District’s recent decision highlights certain contractual terms and elements that can invalidate an employment arbitration agreement. Davis, et