1. Understanding Wrongful Termination And Avoiding Lawsuits

    When it comes to hiring and firing, there are a lot of grey areas that can lead to a number of issues for your business. It is critical that you properly understand the local and federal laws that regulate hiring and firing. One common employment lawsuit that we see here in California is a wrongful …Read More

  2. Why Your Business Needs An Employee Handbook

    One of the very first things any established business should do is to draft a legally-binding employee handbook, also known as an employee manual. For many business owners, this crucial step is skipped over. In some cases, a company deems themselves too small to worry about this document, putting it…Read More

  3. Steps To Take Prior To Litigation

    When you are facing potential litigation, we recently covered what not to do. However, there are some important steps you can take prior to landing in court. Whether you are facing a legal dispute over labor laws or a class action settlement, taking the right steps up front can save you from a large…Read More

  4. 5 Things To Never Do When Facing A Legal Dispute

    It is a situation every business owner hopes to avoid but one that invariably will come your way — a legal battle. Business litigation is a frustrating and costly experience. No matter how well you dot your i’s and cross your t’s there is no way to 100 percent guarantee that you are safe from …Read More

  5. Understanding The Risks Of Advertising

    When it comes to running a successful business, there are a myriad of factors that come into play. A crucial component of beating out your competition is investing in the right kind of advertising. From actual advertisements to your products’ labeling, how you portray your company and brand is a v…Read More

  6. What to Look for in a Lawyer

    Business litigation gets complex in a hurry. Whenever you are sued or find yourself in a situation where you need to sue someone else, it’s easy to panic. That’s why it’s so important to have reliable legal counsel by your side. One mistake even the most intelligent people make is assuming tha…Read More

  7. Progressive Discipline Policies Can Undermine At-Will Employment

    Barnes and Noble was recently handed a defeat by the California Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The employer terminated a manager working at one of its stores relying on the presumption of at-will employment in California. The employee sued Barnes and Noble for wrongful termination alleging …Read More

  8. Website Accessibility and the ADA

    In a relatively new approach to ADA compliance lawsuits, plaintiffs have begun to challenge accessibility features of commercial websites.  Allegations of this new type of lawsuit often center on the lack of adequate accessibility for vision impaired disabled users of websites. A prime example of t…Read More