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Legal Advisor – Sexual Harassment Training Deadlines!

2020-03-11T00:21:09-07:00February 20th, 2020|

Training Requirements: Effective January 1, 2020, California Employers of five (5) or more employees, including employees who work outside California and/or seasonal workers, received a one-year extension through January 1, 2021 to complete required sexual harassment prevention training for ALL employees.

Why should a company or an individual hire me over another attorney?

2020-02-17T15:07:00-08:00February 17th, 2020|

There are many attorneys in California -- you can’t shake a stick without hitting one.  Attorneys, like in any profession are basically mediocre, some attorneys are simply not qualified unfortunately and then there are the few that excel in the areas that they practice in -- and I am one of those that excels in my areas of practice 

Legal Advisor – Embezzlement Can Sink Your Business

2020-02-18T03:07:07-08:00February 5th, 2020|

Every Business can fall prey to fraud, embezzlement, and other types of scams. That’s how billions of dollars are lost each year; by theft from employees. You hear about it mostly from large corporations, but size is not a guard against theft. An employee can walk away with goods to resell or with money in the form of cash or checks.

Legal Advisor – 7 Tips to Avoid Legal Trouble

2020-02-20T16:15:22-08:00October 28th, 2019|

Want Your Business to Succeed?   Of course all entrepreneurs are optimistic when they form a new business, but there are some common, not-so-obvious mistakes that can spell disaster for any business regardless of size or age. Be smart and take a few simple actions to proactively avoid trouble. The most common mistakes are made by [...]

Legal Advisor – How to Fire an Employee

2020-02-20T16:21:00-08:00September 27th, 2019|

Employment in CA is "at will" which means an employer can hire and fire an employee with or without any reason at any time with or without notice and an employee can leave the same way. If you have a problem employee the sooner you deal with it the better. The situation is likely to get [...]

Legal Advisor – Domino’s Found Non-Compliant.

2019-09-27T10:50:23-07:00August 27th, 2019|

Domino's Inc. tried to argue in court that they are not required to make their website or phone apps ADA compliant. In January of this year, the Appellate court ruled against them thus making it easier for attorneys to bring lawsuits against other businesses. Most businesses that are targeted are small businesses that provide "public accommodation" and [...]

Legal Advisor – Avoid Losing Money

2019-09-27T10:47:18-07:00July 31st, 2019|

Business owners will enter into contracts with vendors or other providers for goods and services on a regular basis. Your phone service, copy machine, website builder, marketing consultant, suppliers,  distributor or other service company. Most business owners do not have the time nor inclination to read through the fine print of a contract and assume what they agreed [...]

Legal Advisor – Harvey Weinstein, Why the Uproar Now?

2019-09-27T10:45:03-07:00July 15th, 2019|

The mainstream media, social media, pundits, bloggers and everyone in between have gotten on the bandwagon to blast Harvey Weinstein, demonstrating once again that a man is guilty until proven otherwise when it comes to sexual harassment. Do not get me wrong, I do believe the women who have come forward with their stories of Harvey’s [...]

Legal Advisor – Employees Bring UBER Trouble

2020-01-30T22:46:15-08:00July 15th, 2019|

UBER ignored a primary cornerstone of a solid business during its super-expansion. Simply stated, no one at the company took the time to create a foundation - a structure, and sound policies. In fact from public reports it seems UBER sanctioned sexual harassment and gender bias which was encouraged or ignored by management in a hostile work [...]

Legal Advisor – A Guide to Employer’s Actions

2019-09-27T10:41:23-07:00July 15th, 2019|

Depending on the situation and your assessment of the threat, you may wish to do any or all of the following: Keep person off premises: Put supervisors on notice to watch for person, disseminate the photograph, especially to receptionists and front desk people who are greeters. Notify Security: Advise security and building personnel that the person [...]

Legal Advisor – “Planning” is Key in Estate Planning

2019-09-27T10:38:20-07:00July 13th, 2019|

Are you married? Do you have an "ex"? Do you have children? Children from a previous marriage? A home? Or Two? A business? Parents you need to take care of? A crazy relative? A brother you cannot stand? A special needs grandchild or other relative? An in-law you think is out for the family money? If [...]

Legal Advisor – Changes in Sexual Harassment Laws May Harm Your Business

2019-11-14T22:24:05-08:00May 20th, 2019|

Employers can reduce sexual harassment claims by knowing recent changes in the laws in California, (specifically SB 1300) have made it easier for an employee to claim sexual harassment in the workplace. When conduct sufficiently offends, humiliates, distresses or intrudes upon an employee, so as to disrupt the employee's emotional tranquility in the workplace it is enough to [...]

Arbitration or Jury Trial: Which is Best?

2020-02-20T16:25:00-08:00April 16th, 2019|

Any person who signs a contract must first decide which path to take: "arbitration or a jury trial which is best?" Up until about fifteen years ago this was a usually an automatic decision. People wanted their day in court, they wanted a judge to oversee the procedures, and they wanted a jury to hear their case. Then arbitration organizations grew and developed rules that were incorporated into the California and Federal statutes which gave people the same rights in arbitration that they would get in court with the exception of a jury. Additionally, arbitration is a much quicker process, most of the arbitrators are retired judges that know the law, and in days when court proceedings last two years or more, hearings take months to schedule, and jury trials are a gamble there is much to be said for a quick and more efficient arbitration. When drafting contracts or agreements for my clients I always discuss the pros and cons of arbitration versus court. There are many attorneys that, no matter what you say, are consummate believers in court and jury trials. Some, because they can charge more for their work and time spent; some because they believe juries will give larger awards. Those attorneys (myself included) who have actually gone to trial in front of a jury or sat on a jury know that you NEVER know what a jury is going to do; what small fact they will latch onto and what will be the deciding factor for them.

Legal Advisor – Why I Became an Attorney

2019-09-27T10:32:51-07:00March 19th, 2019|

In 1973 my Family Immigrated to Los Angeles from Israel where I was born. My parents, new to this country, did not understand English well. As many immigrants, they were entrepreneurs who went into business for themselves. Between the two of them they worked in dry cleaning, teaching, sandwich shop, 7-Eleven, and three restaurants including a [...]