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CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE §925: Limitations on Employer’s Choice of Law and Forum Selection Provisions

It is no secret that California labor laws are some of the most employee friendly in the nation. Because of this, many out-of-state employers with employees who work in California have attempted to prevent these employees from: a) pursuing legal action against the employers in California; and/or, b) asserting claims based on the California Labor [...]

By | 2017-06-29T14:55:35+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE §925: Limitations on Employer’s Choice of Law and Forum Selection Provisions

TOP 7 EXCEPTIONS TO THE HEARSAY RULE

Hearsay is defined as an out-of-court statement introduced to prove the truth of its contents. In a prior article, we discussed out-of-court statements which did not constitute hearsay and, therefore, are admissible in evidence. As an example, an offer made by a seller to sell his car to a prospective buyer for $5000, and the [...]

By | 2017-06-27T07:37:09+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|Comments Off on TOP 7 EXCEPTIONS TO THE HEARSAY RULE

Want to Make a Federal Case of it?

It amuses me when I find myself resorting to one of the many “sayings” or “expressions” I learned early in my childhood, and have always understood, but the derivation of which I did not bother to investigate or learn until much later. Just now, for example, remembering how my mother would say “I don’t want [...]

By | 2017-06-21T12:04:06+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|Comments Off on Want to Make a Federal Case of it?

THE “DAY OF REST” REQUIREMENT OF LABOR CODE SECTIONS 551 AND 552

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court issued rulings on three previously-unanswered questions relating to the “Day of Rest” requirement of Labor Code Sections 551 and 552. In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., decided May 8, 2017, the Court first addressed the meaning of §551 (“[E]very person employed in any occupation of labor is entitled to [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:42:48+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on THE “DAY OF REST” REQUIREMENT OF LABOR CODE SECTIONS 551 AND 552

PLANNING FOR YOUR “DIGITAL ESTATE”

A few years ago, security software company McAfee, Inc. conducted a study which revealed that, on average, Americans have a “Digital Estate” worth more than $50,000.00.  At the time, these digital assets were at risk of being lost or otherwise inaccessible when the owner died or became incapacitated. On January 1, 2017, California became one [...]

By | 2017-05-22T06:17:35+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Wills and Trusts|Comments Off on PLANNING FOR YOUR “DIGITAL ESTATE”