EPLI Insurance

EPLI Insurance

Where the law is not clear, or you are in an area with a lot of litigation, that often translates into financial risk in the form of litigaiton costs.  One way to mitigate the risk is to obtain insurance. For…

What’s a Demurrer and Why Should You Care?

What’s a Demurrer and Why Should You Care?

Law, like many professions, has its own language.  The term “demurrer” is one such special word. What is it?  A “demurrer” challenges the pleading (typically the Plaintiff’s Complaint) on its face based on the “4 corners” of the Complaint.  If…

Property Owners: Choose your Contractors Wisely!

Property Owners: Choose your Contractors Wisely!

We are often asked to review contractor agreements, as part of major or minor home remodels. It is equally important to review the actual Contractor.  As a starting point, we suggest that you ask to see examples of prior work,…

The Mediator’s Proposal

The Mediator’s Proposal

Over the last few years, we are finding that more and more litigated cases are resolving at mediation through a “Mediator’s Proposal.”  This trend can be seen as a failure of mediation as a dispute resolution process because the parties are not…

Thinking about buying insurance? Always check broker credentials!

Thinking about buying insurance? Always check broker credentials!

Similar to our post on Contractors, this post suggest some steps to protect yourself from financial fraud. “With friends like these”.  We handled a case where the clients had “friends” who represented themselves as legitimate insurance brokers for a large, national…

Bargaining Power:  Caution on Business Partnerships

Bargaining Power: Caution on Business Partnerships

Hitching Your Wagon (“Business”) to a Star (“SuperNova”) Partnering with a dominant corporation by joining their eco-system can often be a smart and fast way to scale a business. These positives however, are often offset by a loss of bargaining…

California Leave Laws

California Leave Laws

This is one of the most complicated areas of California Labor Law.  Employers are obligated to provide an ever-changing array of leaves to employees who qualify. Some leaves come with job protection and some do not. On the employee side,…

SMB Risk Management & Insurance

SMB Risk Management & Insurance

Are you a small business? These days that is generally viewed as any business below $50M in annual revenue.  Are you insured? The answer is always YES. The question is how… If you have not purchased insurance, then you are…

A Primer on FEHA and EEOC Mediation

A Primer on FEHA and EEOC Mediation

What is FEHA?  FEHA is the acronym for the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which references the set of California Statutes defining and prohibiting illegal discrimination in housing and employment.  The California agency that enforces these laws is the California…