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Implementation of Parole-in-Place Benefits Parents, Spouses, & Children of Military Members

Any immediate family of active or veteran military member (or reservist) could benefit from Parole-in-Place and become eligible to acquire a...
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A California Tenant’s Guide to Seeking Compensation Against Landlords After a Slip and Fall Injury

Living as a tenant in a apartment or house in California requires payment of monthly rent to your landlord. Clearly, it is your obligation to...

Handling Wrongful Termination and Other Employee Claims: A California Employer’s Guide

It is common knowledge that lawsuits brought by current or former employees are generally bad for an employer’s business. Employee lawsuits not...

Steps That Must Be Taken Immediately After Being Involved in a Car Accident

No matter how careful while driving, there is always the possibility of becoming involved in a car accident. For most first-timers, an accident...

An Employee’s Guide to Retaliation in the Workplace

Retaliation takes place when an adverse action is taken against an employee for filing a complaint of discrimination or assisting another...

California - Landlord Failure To Repair Allows Tenants To Pay For Repairs And Deduct From Rent

A landlord is a person or entity that owns a rental unit. A tenant is an individual that rents or leases the unit on a month-to-month or fixed...

Ninth Circuit Overturns Daubert Exclusion, Noting Trial Court Is a Gatekeeper, Not a Fact Finder

In a recent case involving the City of Pomona (“Pomona”) v. SQM North America Corporation (“SQM”), Pomona alleged that SQM’s importation of...

Knowing the Basic Elements of a Slip and Fall Claim

Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries in the United States. In fact, these unfortunate instances account for...

Dust Up Between Surfers and Kholsa Could Spell the End of Private Beach Access in California

Should a property owner have to get a coastal development permit before he can close the gate to his private property? The Surfrider Foundation...

Child Pornography Arrests Increase in California

Child pornography offenses are one of the fastest growing crimes in California, with a 150% increase in detection and arrests each year. As more...

What Are the Recoverable Damages for California Employees Who were Wrongfully Terminated?

In California, the general rule is that employment is “at will” and therefore employers may terminate employees at any time and even for no...

Massage Parlor Prostitution is Being Charged as a Serious Crime in California

The San Francisco Bay Area has seen a recent change in way prostitution is being prosecuted. Traditionally, prostitution and solicitation of...

The Status of Independent Contractor vs. Employment Relationship

The issue of whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee is currently on the minds of many business owners. In fact, the...

Ten Things You Can Do to Increase Your Recovery After a Motorcycle Accident

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer injuries and property damage as a result of somebody else’s negligence, the only thing the civil justice...

Sellers' Rules of Disclosure in CA Real Estate Sales

This guide is a summary of the pertinent information that California homeowners and their agents are required by law to disclose to buyers.

Know the Laws that Prohibit Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sex

Sex discrimination is one of the most prevalent issues in the realm of employment. It involves preferential treatment favoring the male or...

Teenage Driving: Shocking Statistics and Reasons Why They Are True

Teenagers today in the United States are driving much less than their predecessors from three to four decades ago. However, there continues to...

How to Write A Construction Contract: Keeping Control Of The Costs With Construction Change Orders

It is imperative that construction contracts provide a clear and concise directive in dealing with the fluid course every project takes. Doing...

Reverse Mortgages and HECMs—What You Need To Know

Reverse mortgages can be a good option for homeowners at or near retirement age in need of additional income. But there are strings attached....

Homeowners & Contractors: Read This First!

Homeowners and contractors need to read this guide before beginning a home improvement project.

FEHA Regulations Covered Employers Must Comply Within California

The state of California is one of the most liberal states in the country with respect to protecting employee rights in the workplace. In this...

Disability Discrimination in California: FAQs Finally Answered

Pursuant to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), California employees with disabilities are protected from workplace discrimination,...

Taking Your Motorcycle Accident Case to Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court may be your only option when trying to recover damages from a motorcycle accident.

Nailing Down Independent Contractor Status

Although percentage-based pay may create desirable incentives from an employer’s standpoint (and eliminate the need to pay employees for down...

Employer Actions That Violate California’s Overtime Law

California’s overtime law provides that every non-exempt worker is entitled to receive one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for every...

The Supreme Court’s Decision in Susan B Anthony List v Driehaus -a Victory for Civil Rights Plaintiffs

Say that you need a permit to pursue your chosen occupation, but you believe that the costly administrative procedure to acquire said permit is...

Life Cycle of a Family-based Immigrant Petition at the USCIS

Step by step processing of an I-130 petition at the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

Judge Strikes Down Teacher Tenure in California

California education employment codes found unconstitutional. Tenure struck down.

Real Estate Foreclosure in Palm Springs

What is foreclosure? - To foreclose on property is for a creditor to assert a claim of right, given by the owner of property to a creditor, to...

Corporate Structure, Levels of Legal Control Over a Practice

When the partners in a health care practice argue, usually it comes from one of these problem areas: control, compensation, exit. Today I�ll...

DUI Collision in Riverside County Causes Major Injuries

A driver was seriously injured in a Riverside County car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news...

The True Cost of Lowering Audit Fees Is Increased Restatement Risk

In association with general cost cutting measures over recent years, many companies have pressured their vendors to reduce fees. This downward...

California Child Support Laws - The Basics

With divorce effecting over three quarters of marriages nowadays, there is a constant demand for answers to the unknowns. Oftentimes, the most...

Bankruptcy vs Other Options

When you think about filing bankruptcy you really want to understand all your options. This is the quick overview of bankruptcy vs other other...

Why Hire an Immigration Attorney in California

Those individuals, who want to move permanently to any state, require immigrant visas. The process is long and complicated, and if you are...

Tips to Select the Best Immigration Lawyer in California

Keep in mind that it’s not that easy to choose a skilled professional among the great variety of the immigration lawyers in California. If you...

Court Rules Copyright Ownership Can Be Transferred Using Electronic Signature

In a matter of first impression, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an electronic signature can create a legally binding...

New Report: Mortgage Default Risk Remains High

Mortgage default risk continues to plague the housing recovery. A new report issued by the American Enterprise Institute indicated that the...

Is Same Sex Marriage Green Card Interview Different?

There may be different aspects for the “proof of marriage” evidence that is provided at a marriage green card interview that may make proving...

Same Sex Marriage Green Card

Same sex marriage green card applications can now be filed by USA citizens and USA lawful permanent residents for their same sex spouses. The...

The Basics of Opening an Auto Accident Insurance Claim in California

The basic steps involved in opening up and presenting an initial claim for bodily injury or property damage following a traffic collision in...

Entertainment Industry Study Finds Online Piracy Growing

Online copyright infringement shows no signs of slowing down, according to a new study commissioned by NBCUniversal and prepared by NetNames....

Two Years Later: Where Does the America Invents Act Stand?

Congress passed the America Invents Act (AIA) roughly two years ago. However, many of the law’s provisions only became effective on March 16,...

Los Angeles Area Man Arrested on Financial Elder Abuse Charges

A financial advisor was recently arrested at a seminar in Los Angeles on financial elder abuse charges.

Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits Plentiful

A large portion of the whistleblower lawsuits that are filed are related to the healthcare industry. The government funding of Medicare and...

Choosing a California Criminal Defense Attorney

Californian criminal defense is a complex field, involving numerous state and federal statuses, as well as other regulations. Thereby, if you...

The Situation with Clive Bundy in Nevada Shows the True Cost of Government Regulations

To say that the situation in Nevada between federal officials and cattle rancher Clive Bundy has gotten out of hand would be an understatement.

Fighting Back Against Internet Defamation

The internet is a tempting forum for employees and competitors to get revenge by posting negative reviews. Many consumers read websites such as...

Google Expands Patent Search Tool

Google’s Patent Search engine is a valuable and underutilized tool for inventors and businesses. It allows users to search several patent...

What to do After an Auto Accident - At the Scene and When You Get Home

When talking to the other drivers, never discuss blame, even if they were clearly at fault. There is rarely anything productive that can result...



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