Happy Holiday Employment Issues!

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  Our firm has considerable experience in employment law, from both an employer and an employee perspective. We have learned that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – that starting with solid business practices helps avoid problems later. We can help you from the outset with employment contracts, compliance with labor… Read more »

Tax Cuts: Are They Coming Or Not

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Earlier this week we heard that President Obama negotiated a truce with Congressional Republicans by agreeing to extend the Bush era tax for another two years. However, Senate Democrats blocked a vote on the proposal. Meanwhile, Republicans refuse to approve any legislation unless the obtain tax cuts for everyone. Thus, leaving everyone at risk for… Read more »

Difficulties Obtaining Commercial Loans

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Many of our clients are reporting they are experiencing difficulties obtaining commercial loans from banks. Moreover, it is a problem that is being reported by many local area publications, including the Sacramento Business Journal. It appears that banks, although flush with cash, are hesitant to loan money to perspective borrowers. In many cases banks are… Read more »

ABOTA – Masters in Trial

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On December 3, 2010, I attended the ABOTA Masters in Trial Seminar. The purpose of this seminar was to provide attorneys with different strategies for opening and closing statements at trial. However, I think that non-lawyers might find this interesting as well. It is a window into the thoughts of a trial attorney. Ten different… Read more »

Searching Employee Email and Digital Communications

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By now nearly everyone realizes that digital communication, whether via email, instant message, pager, Twitter, Facebook, or whatever medium the future brings, is here to stay.You would be hard pressed to find a business in today’s society that does not use email, and social networking is an integral part of many people’s personal and work… Read more »

Federal Judge Buys Drugs for a Stripper; Plans to Plead Guilty

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If nothing else, this blog title should help generate web-traffic to the Radlaw website. Unfortunately, the title of this post has more truth to it than we would all hope. CNN is reporting that a federal judge in Georgia was arrested for purchasing drugs for a stripper friend. You can view CNN’s article at http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/11/18/georgia.judge.arrested/index.html…. Read more »

Facebook Firing

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It is popular for employers to check the Facebook and MySpace pages of current employees and/or potential employees. However, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken action to limit an employer’s ability to make decisions based on an employee’s social network site posts. Recently, the NLRB charged a company for illegally firing an employee… Read more »