Posted on September 21, 2016 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Jeffrey D. Polsky, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, where he counsels employers on California employment law issues, represents them in litigation, and writes for Fox Rothschild’s California Employment Law Blog.
Should employers have mandatory arbitration agreements with their employees? Having tried and arbitrated dozens of cases on behalf of employers, here are what I see as the pros and cons—and where I stand on the question. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Compliance/Best Practices, Employment Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: arbitration provision, contractual arbitration, employees, employers, employment agreement, employment contract, employment litigation, mandatory arbitration agreement | 2 Comments »
Posted on September 16, 2016 by Khanh Tran
Whether it’s to expose an unfaithful fiancé or set the record straight on a public feud, self-appointed vigilantes should think twice before recording a private conversation: it’s against the law. Here’s what to tell your sleuthing client about California’s privacy laws.
Filed under: Business Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Tort Law | Tagged: eavesdropping, invasion of privacy act, privacy, recording, video recording, wiretapping | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 15, 2016 by Khanh Tran
Given the increasingly digital landscape
of today’s economy, the most valuable asset for many businesses is their computer data. According to a 2015 study, the average cost of a data breach for small businesses is about $38,000 in hard costs and can total upwards of $55,000. Yet many businesses opt only for traditional property insurance policies. This could be a big problem for your client’s small business.
Filed under: Business Law, Real Property Law | Tagged: business, cybersecurity, insurance | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 1, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Among the most important terms to include in any contract are the effective date and termination date. Don’t get sloppy when it comes to these key terms. Continue reading
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Posted on July 25, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Clients come to you seeking to form a nonprofit corporation. As there are so many steps involved, use the following checklist to help you avoid costly mistakes. Continue reading
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Posted on July 15, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
You’re asked to prepare a business agreement. The first question should be: Who is the client? Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: agreement, contract, contract drafting, corporate clients, representing an entity | 2 Comments »
Posted on July 11, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
There are some interview or application questions that might elicit information that could get an employer into legal hot water if used to make an employment decision. Questions that touch on sex identity and sexual orientation should be off-limits. Here are some acceptable and unacceptable questions to help employers avoid problems in this area. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Compliance/Best Practices, Employment Law | Tagged: discrimination, employers, interview questions, job applicants, job interview, sex identity, sexual orientation | Leave a comment »