TOP 5 REASONS TO HAVE A LIVING TRUST IN CALIFORNIA

Many of our California based clients have heard that having a living trust can benefit them, but often don’t understand why it is beneficial to have a living trust. Below are some of the more common ways a living trust can aid in achieving your estate planning objectives. 1. Avoid probate. Avoiding probate is a [...]

By | 2019-08-01T08:27:59-08:00 August 1st, 2019|Asset Protection, Estate Planning, living trust, revocable trust, trust, Wills and Trusts|Comments Off on TOP 5 REASONS TO HAVE A LIVING TRUST IN CALIFORNIA

SCOTUS RULING STRIKES DOWN BAN ON SCANDALOUS AND IMMORAL TRADEMARKS

For decades the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has refused to register trademarks consisting of words or symbols deemed “immoral’ or ‘scandalous’, in accordance with Section 2(a) of The Lanham Act.  In recent weeks, however, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down this long-held prohibition when it ruled that the refusal to [...]

By | 2019-07-18T13:13:13-08:00 July 18th, 2019|trademark, Trademark, Trademarks & Copyrights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SCOTUS RULING STRIKES DOWN BAN ON SCANDALOUS AND IMMORAL TRADEMARKS

WHERE TO INCORPORATE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Introduction Many California business owners have heard and read that Delaware is the best state in which to form their entity due to their business-favorable laws. In particular, Delaware has historically offered: the most favorable franchise tax rules and been the most pro-management from a legislative and judicial perspective; broader protection for board members against [...]

By | 2019-07-18T13:19:37-08:00 June 14th, 2019|Business Formation, Corporate Law|Comments Off on WHERE TO INCORPORATE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE 2019

Even though we are well into 2019, it is important for employers to be aware of and understand the importance and ramifications of the changes to California’s employment law landscape, which can affect their day to day operations. Some highlighted changes in California law are discussed below. The experienced employment law attorneys at Gehres Law [...]

By | 2019-06-06T07:40:06-08:00 June 6th, 2019|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE 2019

HOW DOES PAGA EFFECT EMPLOYERS IN CALIFORNIA?

Introduction This article provides guidance to employers in understanding and defending against claims brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA), Labor Code § 2699 et seq. Under PAGA, aggrieved employees are allowed to step into the State’s shoes, specifically California’s Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), to bring legal actions against employers for [...]

By | 2019-07-19T07:43:28-08:00 May 28th, 2019|Labor & Employment Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on HOW DOES PAGA EFFECT EMPLOYERS IN CALIFORNIA?