California’s CROWN Act

California’s CROWN Act – What Employers Should Know   With a pioneering piece of legislation known as the CROWN Act (short for Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act), California has become the first state in the country to ban discrimination in the workplace, in schools, and elsewhere based upon a person’s…

Workplace Injury Bill

Bill Could Change Workplace Injury Reporting Procedures in California   Workplace injuries in California are not a trivial matter: the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that hundreds of thousands of workplace injury cases are reported each and every year. These incidents result in lost productivity, increased insurance costs, and other financial harm for the employer…

New Employment Law on Contractors

California’s New Employment Law on Contractors   The line between who qualifies as an “employee” and who is considered an “independent contractor” has historically been a fine one. The proper classification of a worker, however, is incredibly important for both the worker and the employer: if the worker is an “employee,” the employer is required…

New Harassment Laws

An Overview of California’s New Harassment Laws   There is no doubt that the #MeToo movement has had a profound effect on American culture. While there is still much work to be done to properly address the many reported and unreported instances of sexual harassment and sexual violence in and out of the workplace, states…

How Do I Defend Against Allegations of Breach of Contract?

Businesses enter into all types of contracts on a regular basis. These contracts may include employment contracts, contracts with vendors for goods and services, and commercial leases. While the best-run businesses take preventative steps to avoid contract disputes, these types of disagreements still occur in some circumstances. When a contract dispute occurs, you should immediately…

How Do I Collect on a Judgment?

When your business prevails in certain types of litigation, the court may award your business damages, or financial compensation for your losses. Examples of litigation that might result in a damages award include breach of contract cases and lawsuits to collect on unpaid sums that a vendor or customer owes your business. If your business…

How to Avoid Employee Lawsuits

The key for a business to win employee-related lawsuits is to avoid them in the first place. Litigation not only takes time and money, but it can have a negative effect on your business altogether. Fortunately, there are some simple steps that you can take in order to avoid many different types of lawsuits stemming…