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An interesting case was recently decided by a federal jury in Indianapolis that illustrates how the validity of a copyright may be challenged even if the copyright is registered.
Starting January 1, 2020, San Diego and California businesses will have expanded notification obligations if there has been a data breach of unencrypted personal information. Here is what you need to be prepared in case your business suffers a data breach.
When the CCPA goes into effect, stores that collect biometric data have to disclose collection of the data and seek the consent of customers. This article explores this consent requirement versus loss prevention efforts.
Hooter’s and Domino’s pizza restaurants are being sued for allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) for not having Braille on their gift cards. Read about ADA compliance requirements for gift cards in this article.
t is possible for your corporation to be suspended involuntarily by the California Secretary of State or by the California Franchise Tax Board. This article discusses reasons for suspension and what to do if your corporation gets suspended.
There is always the danger that some obligation is overlooked or that the seller fails to pay an obligation that the seller agreed to pay. What is a buyer to do? Here are a few strategies for protecting a buyer.
There are good reasons why a single-member LLC should have a well-drafted, custom operating agreement. This article discusses single-member LLC operating agreements.
If a contract is silent as to, the risk of litigation over termination is enhanced. However, termination provisions can largely eliminate this risk in many situations. This article discusses termination for convenience.
It is possible to hold someone contributorily liable for trademark infringement if that person induces or knowingly facilitates the infringement. Read about contributory trademark infringement in this article.
This article addresses some of the most common questions about setting up a California corporation.
Governor Newsom recently signed into law Assembly Bill 749 that bans so-called “no rehire” clauses in settlement agreements.
The US Supreme Court declined to review the recent decision of the Ninth Circuit requiring business websites to be accessible to the visually impaired if used in connection with a physical location.
Once again, California has defied the US Supreme Court and has banned employment-related mandatory arbitration.
One question left open by Dynamex was whether the old control test remained valid for other areas of employment law. A recent decision from the California Court of Appeal answered that question in the affirmative.
The California Attorney General’s Office finally released proposed regulations to govern how the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) will be implemented. Read about the regulations in this article.
Having sound employee policies, like time-clock rounding, are important to ensure that your San Diego business is in compliance with California’s labor laws.
Unlike the California statute, the DTSA has a provision that protects an employee from being sued (and from criminal liability) if the employee discloses trade secret information under two circumstances. Read about those circumstances here.
Until recently, the deadline for filing a claim with the DFEH was one year. Governor Newsom, however, just signed Assembly Bill 9 (“AB 9”) which extends that deadline to three years.
With respect to the joint employer doctrine and California franchises, the US federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently gave McDonald’s Corporation a victory. Read about a joint employer doctrine win in this article.
A recent decision by a federal judge here in California has allowed a class action case against Nestle to go forward based on an allegedly misleading non-GMO label. Read about product labeling in this article.
An orphan signature page refers to a separate final page of a contract, where various signature lines are located, which is circulated for original signatures without the whole contract being attached. Read about orphan signature page treatment here.
In California, the only corporate form that can be used to operate an accounting firm is a California professional accountancy corporation.