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Be Aware of Undercover Underage Drinking Stings and Decoys

Furnishing alcohol to minors is a crime. Specifically, California Business & Professions Code section 25658, which regulates the sale of alcohol in California, makes it a misdemeanor crime to: Furnish (i.e. sell, provide, or give) or causing to be sold, furnished, or given away any alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21; […]

Should You Consult with an Attorney when Dealing with Licensing Agencies?

YES! This blog entry is a message to all types of licensed professionals who are responding to inquiries, investigations or otherwise communicating with their respective licensing board, bureau, or department. Specifically: PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO DEAL WITH AN ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSING AGENCY ALL ON YOUR OWN! Of course, you can. However, you must understand that […]

Accountancy Corporations Must Obtain Their Own License

Under Business and Professions Code sections 5035 and 5050(a), accountancy corporations must be licensed much in the same manner as an individual practicing public accountancy.  Specifically: 5035. “Person” includes individual, partnership, firm, association, limited liability company, or corporation, unless otherwise provided. 5050. (a) Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and (c) of this section, in […]

The Problem With Using Personal Email At-or-For Work

Most companies have policies that address use of the company’s email system. However, many companies have no policy regarding employees accessing their personal email ;accounts from work, other than blanket policies that prohibit personal use of the Internet while working. At first blush, it might seem like overkill to limit an employee’s ability to check […]

Local Rule Changes in Sacramento Effect Prerogative Writs

Two big changes in the Local Rules of Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento will have a big impact on prerogative writs – including writs of mandate – in 2014. First, The Honorable Shelleyanne W. L. Chang has been assigned as a writ judge. Judge Chang had previously handled Law and Motion and had only […]

Best Practices for Refilling Growlers

With the dropping of the ball on 2013, new laws went into effect throughout the state of California. One of those laws was the expansion of the legal use of growlers in the sale of beer. Prior to the passing of Assembly Bill 647, retailers were not permitted to re-fill growlers that purchased from another […]

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