Employees And Independent Contractors Are Very Distinct And Different From Each Other In an effort to save money and the headaches ordinarily associated with employing someone, some employers treat their…Read More »
With Limited Exceptions, Non-Compete Clauses Are Not Enforceable in California California Has a Strong Policy in Favor of Open Competition “California has a settled public policy in favor of open…Read More »
Employers Generally Cannot Withhold Payment From An Employee’s Paycheck. One of the questions that our employment lawyers receive most often from our employment law clients is whether an employer is…Read More »
Overview of Trademarks And Establishing Secondary Meaning In Trademark Infringement Cases Categories of Trademarks In order to serve as a trademark, a trademark must be distinctive. In other words, it…Read More »
What happens if my employer terminates me for both discriminatory reasons and also performance problems?
This year, the California appellate courts decided several cases that involved “mixed-motive” terminations. For example, in Harris v. City of Santa Monica, an employee, a bus driver for the City of…Read More »
Can my employer fire me because I reported illegal activity to a government entity or to my employer?
Prior to January 1, 2014, California law prohibited employers from retaliating against any person who filed a complaint with a government agency, or participated in an investigation of his or her…Read More »
Signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in October and taking effect on January 1, 2014, SB400 makes it unlawful for an employer to terminate or otherwise discriminate against an employee based…Read More »
With over 300 million users of its iPhone worldwide, Apple is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers. As a result, Apple is often the subject of intellectual property lawsuits. In…Read More »
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Works protected by copyright, patent,…Read More »
While the process may appear daunting at first, registering a copyright is an essential first step in protecting your legal rights in your work. The benefits that are associated with…Read More »