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21 03, 2016

Remedies for Cybersquatting

By | 2016-12-14T12:04:24+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Asset Protection, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Remedies for Cybersquatting

Introduction Have you ever noticed that when a person or business name becomes popular or well-known, there’s often an unrelated third party prepared to park or register website domains in the name of that person or business? In many such cases, the third party’s objective involves making an easy profit by holding the domains “hostage” [...]

28 02, 2016

Protecting Trade Secrets Using Employment Agreements

By | 2016-12-14T12:58:00+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Protecting Trade Secrets Using Employment Agreements

Introduction Most California business owners know that a provision in an employment contract which purports to prevent a former employee from competing with the employer’s business is unenforceable in California. Under California law, there is a strong and clear policy favoring the free and unfettered rights of workers to find work where they can, using [...]

18 02, 2016

Docking Employee Pay for Rest Periods in California

By | 2016-12-14T12:53:50+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on Docking Employee Pay for Rest Periods in California

Introduction As with so many legal issues, a determination as to when it is legally permissible to “dock” an employee’s pay for rest periods requires knowledge of employment law and an analysis of the particular circumstances. This article, written by our leading wage and hour attorney, highlights circumstances in which docking employee pay for rest [...]

11 02, 2016

Contract Disputes and Personal Jurisdiction

By | 2016-12-14T12:44:18+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract law|Comments Off on Contract Disputes and Personal Jurisdiction

Introduction With the prevalence of the internet and all of our information and communication technologies, it is increasingly common for individuals and businesses to enter into contractual relations across state lines.  People buy and sell all manner of goods and services on-line, taking advantage of greatly expanded choice and markets.  But there are risks and [...]

2 02, 2016

Avoiding Ownership Disputes

By | 2016-12-14T13:02:02+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Law, Business Litigation, Corporate Compliance|Comments Off on Avoiding Ownership Disputes

Introduction Our San Diego business lawyers have previously written about corporate governance and compliance issues and the many benefits to business owners of addressing their company’s corporate compliance needs. [1] In this article, we focus on another reason to engage in best practices when it comes to corporate governance—Avoiding Ownership Disputes. Many clients contact our [...]