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Employee Right to Inspect Personnel File

California Expands Employee Right to Personnel File Former Employees Now Have Right to Inspect California Labor Code Section 1198.5 [dcs_emptyspace h=”10″] Assembly Bill (A.B.) 2674 [dcs_emptyspace h=”2″] [dcs_rounded_box padding=”15px” bgcolor=”#222222″ rounded=”12″] One of the first major changes in 12 years to California state law on discussion of

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Buy-Sell Agreements

Buy-Sell Agreements for Companies If you have a business with multiple owners, you need a separate buy-sell agreement  (partnership buyout agreement).  It will explain how and when owners are able to sell their interest.  Typically this agreement should be drafted by your attorney and signed before the

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Landlord Businesses

Top Ten Legal Mistakes That Can Sink Your Landlord Business Know the laws in your state before you rent out space. Being a successful landlord requires lots of practical know-how, business moxie, and familiarity with the market. Until about 30 years ago, the law didn’t have much

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Modification of a Contract

If a corporation enters into an agreement over the telephone to purchase 100 units from Torta Company at a purchase price of $4.00 per unit, the written confirmation sent by Torta might state that the seller’s base cost has increased since the telephone conversation and, consequently, the

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Incentivize Employees

The most fundamental asset of any company is its people. If your business most of its revenues from the services this is especially the case.  Managing the expectations of people requires a legal strategy, ensuring that they are incentivized enough and still keep the company healthy. Incentivizing

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Negligence – what is it?

Negligence is a cause of action where the Plaintiff must show the existence of a legal duty owed by the defendant, a breach of that duty, actual and proximate cause, and damages. The first issue is whether a duty was owed to the Plaintiff.  A minority of

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THE TAKINGS CLAUSE

THE TAKINGS CLAUSE Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court stated that “the power over public lands thus entrusted to Congress is without limitations.”[1]  However, as subsequent decisions dictate, the federal government’s power to regulate non-federal lands under the Property Clause is not unlimited.[2]  For instance, while the

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Easement by Necessity – “Landlocked Property”

An easement by necessity allows an owner of a landlocked parcel to cross another person’s land in order to travel.  The California Court of Appeal recently decided on the issue of an easement by necessity.  Even if a parcel is completely land-locked and there is absolutely access

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