What You Need to Know About Insurance Law
Insurance is a contract where one party pays a premium and the other party promises to reimburse them for certain types of losses. These losses can include illness, property damage, or death. Insurance law is the practice of law surrounding insurance. Insurance law is made up of three areas of … Read More
Five Warning Signs of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Recent news suggests that sexual harassment is rampant in workplaces in California and across the country. You have most likely heard of the viral #MeToo campaign in recent months. Millions of people targeted with sexual assault or harassment have used the hashtag to share their stories. Sexual harassment can lead … Read More
California’s Ban the Box Measure Goes into Effect
Criminal Convictions and Finding Employment It can be very difficult to find a job if you have a criminal record. Many employers look at criminal convictions and refuse to extend job offers. If you have a conviction and live in California, we have some good news. As of January 1, … Read More
April 2018 Employment Law Seminar: Major Changes in California Law
New California Employment Laws Are you running into trouble trying to understand California’s newest employment laws? At our law firm, we understand the importance of helping our clients find solutions to their employment law problems. We have developed a series of seminars to help our clients plan and defend against … Read More
Transgender Rights in the California Workplace
The state of California’s newest law requires all California employers to post the “Transgender Rights in the Workplace” poster starting at the beginning of this year. The poster must be displayed in a prominent and accessible area along with all other work notices. Employers must comply with the topics addressed … Read More
What Are Your Rights and Obligations as an Employer with Regard to the Immigration Worker Protection Act?
Understanding IWPA Read our update about the IWPA, made effective January 1, 2018, as well as the guidelines issued last week from the California Labor Commissioner and California Attorney General. Employment Updates AB450
Who is Responsible When a Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?
Cyclists aren’t the only victims in common cycling accidents. Sometimes pedestrians will be unlucky enough to be struck by a negligent bicyclist and be severely injured. In order to have their medical costs covered, the injured pedestrian would have to prove liability and identify the negligent party. However, insurance companies … Read More
Increase in Traffic Accidents as Californians Flee Wildfires
Southern California Wildfires As thousands of acres of forest continue to burn in Southern California, attorneys warned those fleeing the wildfires to stay alert to an increase of traffic accidents. With only about 5% of wildfires contained in early December, evacuation orders were sent out to the remaining residents still … Read More
Pregnancy Discrimination: Can I Be Fired for Having a Baby?
The Merced Sun-Star recently reported on a pregnancy discrimination story involving a Merced County employer who allegedly told employees that if they got pregnant, they would be fired. Can My Employer Fire Me for Getting Pregnant? According to the Merced Sun-Star, after an employee informed an orchid grower that she … Read More
Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California?
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in California In the immediate aftermath of an accident, such as a car wreck, slip and fall or other type of personal injury incident, the last thing you want to deal with is pursuing legal action. You just want to concentrate on the health and … Read More