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Understanding Tortious Interference Claims in California

Both California contract law and tort law allow for legal action when a third party wrongfully interferes with a contract or ongoing business relationship to the detriment of the affected party.  This type of action falls under the general label of tortious interference. A tort, unlike a crime, is a civil wrong that can be addressed in civil court.

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How to Protect Your Business While Being Sued

Building a successful company is a tough endeavor. You face many obstacles, including competition for customers, cash flow problems, supply chain issues, and employee recruitment and retention challenges, to name a few.

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What Qualifies as a Trade Secret in California?

When people hear the term “trade secret,” they often think of the formula for Coca-Cola, which is locked inside a vault at corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and is never known by more than two people at one time.

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What Breaks Are Employees Entitled to in California?

California regulates businesses in California through a series of what it calls work orders. They are usually industry-specific but can be sometimes difficult to decipher. These orders govern wage-and-hour issues and other employment conditions.

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The Importance of Employee Classification

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), human resources management is predicted to grow at a faster rate than the combined average of all other professions by 2028. As such, compliance with local, state, and federal laws governing a company’s human resources continues to grow increasingly complicated.

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Understanding Pregnancy Disability Leave

According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives approximately 7,000 pregnancy discrimination claims yearly.

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What Breaks Am I Entitled To?

California takes meal break and rest period requirements seriously. In 2019, Walmart lost a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 5,000 workers at a fulfillment center in Chino. The award was $6 million for missed meal breaks.

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Can My Employer Fire Me When I’m On Leave?

Losing your job is a tough situation. In the past year, the unemployment rate reached an all-time high due to the pandemic. As of last July, 19.9 million people were unemployed. Whether you had a suspicion that termination might happen or it came out of the blue, it leaves you in a place scrambling to figure out where your next source of income will be.

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Who is Entitled <br>to Overtime Pay?

These days, everyone is familiar with workplace issues like minimum wages, overtime pay, and the 40-hour workweek, but prior to the Great Depression, these were not legislated rights. Some states had begun implementing minimum wages, but not until 1938 and the passage of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) did these protections for working Americans become the law of the land.

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What Accommodations<br/> Must My Employer<br/> Make for My Disability?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17.9% of persons with a disability were employed in 2020. Those with disabilities are much less likely to be employed than those without a disability. If you are disabled, you may have questions about what your employer is required to accommodate under state and federal laws.

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