Posted on March 20, 2017 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and unfair competition.
Now is a particularly good time for California employers to update and revise their agreements with employees respecting trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary information (NDAs), based on several recent, noteworthy legal developments. Review your NDAs and make these three changes. Continue reading
Filed under: Compliance/Best Practices, Employment Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments | Tagged: employers and employees, employment policies, nondisclosure agreements, trade secrets | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 3, 2017 by Robert Denham, Esq
California law gives residential borrowers various rights and remedies when it comes to foreclosure prevention alternatives against a mortgage servicer, mortgagee, trustee or beneficiary under a deed of trust, and authorized agent. But what happens after the borrower’s death? Continue reading
Filed under: Estate Planning, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments, Real Property Law | Tagged: deceased borrower, foreclosure, foreclosure prevention, residential borrower, successor in interest | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 15, 2017 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court.
California’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana has attracted people from all walks of life to the industry. In turn, this will bring new clients to attorneys. But before you represent clients in marijuana-related businesses, consider these tips. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Criminal Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments, Practice of Law | Tagged: attorney-client relationship, business licensing, cannabis, legalization, marijuana, regulation | 3 Comments »
Posted on January 27, 2017 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Joseph A. Goldstein. Mr. Goldstein is a litigator with The Goldstein Law Firm, representing employers in labor and employment law disputes, wage and hour class actions, and business disputes. He authored the resolution that ultimately became SB 1007.
Effective January 1, 2017, SB 1007 amended the California Arbitration Act to provide that any party to an arbitration has a right to require the presence of a certified shorthand reporter to transcribe at any deposition, proceeding, or hearing. CCP §1282.5. This law is important because it provides the opportunity for litigants to create an appellate record as well as increases transparency in the arbitration process. Here’s what you need to know about this new law. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments | Tagged: arbitration, court reporter, new law | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 21, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Were you able to keep track of the new legislative changes that will affect California civil litigators? Don’t worry, we did and here’s an overview of some of the key statutory changes you need to know about. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments | Tagged: arbitration agreements, e-filing, electronically stored information, expert witness, new legislation, Sex offense perpetrators | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 19, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
The California legislature has enacted several new laws that may affect your family law practice. Here’s an overview of some of the key statutory changes you need to know about. Continue reading
Filed under: Family Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments | Tagged: divorce, legal separation, New Legal Developments, new statutes, proxy marriage, surrogacy | Leave a comment »