Megan Shapiro – New Adjunct Professor at University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

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Megan A. Shapiro recently became the supervisor of the Administrative Adjudication Clinic at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law as an Adjunct Professor.  The one-semester clinic, offered every spring semester, focuses on practical applications of administrative laws and procedures to prepare students to become administrative hearing officers.  At the completion of the… Read more »

Frank M. Radoslovich Selected as President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento Area

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Frank M. Radoslovich was recently selected to serve as President of local non-profit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area, after serving on the board of directors for more than three years.  BBBS is a charitable organization which strives to create a mentor relationship between a reliable, trustworthy adult and a child in… Read more »

Supreme Court Issues Major Meal and Rest Period Ruling: Brinker v. Superior Court

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The California Supreme Court recently ruled on one of the most hotly anticipated California Supreme Court rulings in recent employment law history.  On April 12, 2012, the Court issued its decision in Brinker v. Superior Court, a case that had the potential to redefine employment law cases, particularly class actions, based on meal periods and… Read more »

Job Applicants Asked To Divulge Facebook Passwords

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California has more employment laws than most states, many employers would say too many employment laws.  The recent news that some employers are asking for Facebook passwords from potential employees raises the question whether this is illegal under California law. It is likely such a practice would violate the California Constitution, Article 1, Section 1,… Read more »

Senator Feinstein Calls for End to ADA Lawsuit Abuse

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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is calling on the leader of California’s senate to end what she calls “abusive lawsuits filed by private attorneys against small businesses” for minor violations of disabled access laws. Senator Feinstein, widely regarded as an influential politician, made this request in a letter to… Read more »

No More Karaoke?

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Many of you reading the headline will be eagerly hoping this is in fact the case, and the dreaded karaoke is gone.  Karaoke, or “empty orchestra” as translated in Japanese, has been fairly widely available in the United States since at least the 1990s. The Hollywood Reporter recently published a story on the fight between… Read more »

The Perils of Misclassifying Your Employees

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Are you misclassifying the people that work for you?  The improper characterization of employees as independent contractors is, and has been, a major issue in California.  The potential civil penalties, not to mention the tax implications, are costly.   Well, those penalties just got worse. Senate Bill 459 has added sections 226.8 and 2753 to the… Read more »

I Won a Judgment – Now What?

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One incredibly important issue in civil litigation that many lay-people do not properly understand is the importance of being able to collect from the other side.  To be honest, some lawyers do not adequately understand the complexities of how one actually goes about turning that piece of paper known as a “judgment” into real dollars… Read more »

Business Owners – Get it in Writing

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If you’ve ever had the pleasurable experience of spending significant time with an attorney, you realize they absolutely love documents.   Paper, whether it is an incriminating email introduced at trial, or a simple promissory note providing repayment terms, is a fixation for most lawyers.  The reasons for this are fairly simple; people’s memories not only… Read more »