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2 09, 2015

Avoid Expensive Wrongful Termination Lawsuits with Arbitration

By | 2015-09-02T15:19:52+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Avoid Expensive Wrongful Termination Lawsuits with Arbitration

AVOID EXPENSIVE WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWSUITS: Have a Written Employment Agreement with Mandatory Arbitration Provisions A typical small business nightmare scenario: Although STARS Digital Photo service, (“STARS”) did not open for business before 10:00 a.m, the owner, Eric P., answered the knock on the storefront door just after 9 a.m. A nicely dressed young woman smiled [...]

18 08, 2015

Protecting Your Business from Employee Defamation Claims

By | 2015-08-18T11:48:54+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Business Law, Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Protecting Your Business from Employee Defamation Claims

Protecting Your Business from Employee Defamation Claims ...A Performance Review Gone Wrong After working for ABC Catering company for three years as a “set-up worker”, Thomas R. had been promoted to delivery manager, given an office in the company’s office suite, and made responsible for managing the staff of 10 “set up workers”.  One of Thomas’ [...]

22 06, 2015

Recovering Damages in Breach of Employment Contract Cases

By | 2015-06-22T09:00:50+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Business Contracts, Business Litigation, Contract law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Recovering Damages in Breach of Employment Contract Cases

Recovering Damages in Breach of Employment Contract Cases In many states, including California, the employer-employee relationship is presumed to be at-will. This means that the employee can terminate his or her relationship with the employer at any time for any reason. Likewise, an employer can terminate its relationship with an employee at any time, for [...]

27 05, 2015

How To Protect Company Trade Secrets

By | 2015-05-27T10:12:15+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on How To Protect Company Trade Secrets

Small business owners and entrepreneurs alike must take great care to protect sensitive and proprietary information from being disclosed in order to benefit from the protection afforded by the California Trade Secrets Law. Even the slightest failure to zealously guard against disclosure may lead to disastrous results. In fact, failure to guard against misappropriation of [...]

24 04, 2015

Social Media and The Employer/Employee Relationship: Traps For The Unwary

By | 2015-04-24T13:30:46+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Business Law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Social Media and The Employer/Employee Relationship: Traps For The Unwary

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP: TRAPS FOR THE UNWARY Social media is now a ubiquitous part of our lives. People freely provide information on social media accounts for all to see. Employers, however, must be especially cautious when using social media in employment decisions. “At-Will” Employment The overwhelming majority of employees in today’s workplace [...]