Posted on February 29, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Disability discrimination is among the most complicated areas in employment law today. One of the reasons for all this complication is because the laws require that employers and employees engage in an interactive process. The interactive process can be a daunting endeavor for employers. Here’s a 15-step approach to take employers through this process. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Compliance/Best Practices, Employment Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: disability discrimination, employment discrimination, interactive process, reasonable accommodation | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 27, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Once a judgment creditor sniffs out that its debtor has filed a lawsuit, it’s not too difficult for the creditor to obtain a lien on the debtor’s cause of action and on any judgment the debtor may get. This complication goes beyond the obvious financial implications — if such a lien is granted, the judgment debtor loses some control over its own case. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy | Tagged: judgment, judgment creditor, judgment debtor, liens | 6 Comments »
Posted on February 22, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Handling objections in a deposition can be tricky. Some objections are subject to “use it or lose it.” Others aren’t waived even if you fail to raise them in the heat of the moment. Here’s a run down on objections during depos under California law. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy | Tagged: deposition, discovery, form of question, objections, oral deposition, protective order, waiver | 14 Comments »
Posted on February 17, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Washington recently became the seventh state (after Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont) along with the District of Columbia to allow same-sex marriage. If the law stands, Washington will be the first state with community property (other than California) to allow same-sex marriage. Continue reading
Filed under: Estate Planning, Family Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: community property, registered domestic partners, same-sex marriage, Washington | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 15, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
In our multi-cultural environment, it’s not uncommon to be in a restaurant or hospital, for example, and hear the employees speaking to one other in a language other than English. For those of us who sadly understand only English, this certainly frustrates our eavesdropping. But can an employer require such employees to speak only English while at work? Continue reading
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Posted on February 13, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Is that little © really necessary to provide copyright protection to your work? The short answer is “No.” But, just because it’s not required doesn’t mean you shouldn’t include it. Including a copyright notice has its benefits. Continue reading
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