November 2019 Archives

Tips for defending against a discrimination claim

Few things can evoke concern in a business owner like an allegation of discrimination. Whether it’s an internal notice from an employee, or a letter from either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), such a claim represents a potentially serious issue.

Hacked real estate listing raises new concerns for developers

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of bringing a real estate development to the market. After you’ve arranged all the financing, licensing, design and construction, you’ve finally hit the last stretch. You’re almost ready to realize your profit. But the recent hacking of one developer’s Zillow listing shows this last stretch may come with new dangers of its own.

Protecting your business’ trade secrets in California

With California’s unemployment rate down significantly since this time just a few years ago, many employers have started taking new measures to land skilled workers. They’ve increased wages and adjusted their benefits packages and workspaces. We have also seen an uptick in cases where businesses are poaching their competitors’ executives and employees.

What will the law requiring women on boards mean for businesses?

A couple months ago, we wrote about SB 826 - a new California law requiring publicly traded companies to include at least one woman on their board of directors. The law is intended to address gender inequality in the workplace and is the first of its kind in the nation. According to the California Secretary of State’s office, as of the end of 2018, nearly one-quarter of the State’s 445 publicly traded companies did not have a woman on their boards.

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