The Need for Audits of Employment-Related Policies and Procedures

Staying up-to-date on the ever-changing laws facing employers in the state of California is an ongoing challenge. Even the most experienced human resources and legal experts in the field face daily challenges keeping abreast of new and amended laws and, in turn, interpreting those laws. The best advice for employers to ensure that they are […]

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The Passage of Law Requiring San Francisco Employers To Provide Paid Sick Leave For Workers

On November 7, 2006, voters in the City and County of San Francisco passed Proposition F which requires any individual or entity which employs persons working in San Francisco to give one-hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. As a result, workers in San Francisco have become the first in the nation […]

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Using Trademarks to Protect Your Company’s Brand

As general counsel to many small and medium-sized companies, we help guide many of our clients as to how to use trademarks and servicemarks to their benefit. Surprisingly, many clients overlook protecting their valuable brands. As a courtesy, we provide the following memo to provide guidance regarding using trademarks and servicemarks to protect your brand. […]

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California Employers’ Workplace Obligations for Acts of Non-Employees

If employers feel like the risks of doing business in California are steadily rising, that’s because they’re probably right. Whether it be the rising costs of workers’ compensation insurance, the attendant tax penalties and other liabilities associated with misclassifying workers as independent contractors or the more longstanding concerns of being hit with a six or seven figure harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination verdict, the liability risks to California employers are indeed, real and substantial.

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