Business Law

What You Should Know About Mediation

Mediation is a flexible, non-binding, confidential process in which a Neutral (mediator) facilitates settlement negotiations. The informal session typically begins with a presentation of each side's view of the dispute, either through counsel or the clients. The mediator, who may meet with the parties in joint and/or separate sessions, works Read more…

By raj, ago
Business Law

Time Clock Rounding

Time clock rounding is legal under federal and California law. Time clock rounding is the practice of adjusting raw employee punch-in and punch-out times to a standardized, nearest time increment. It is typically justified as a way to simplify payroll calculations or to provide a minimal amount of time warranted for completing recognizable Read more…

By justin, ago
Civil Litigation

Digital Discovery

Rules 26b and 34 of the Federal Rules of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure instruct that information stored on computers is discoverable under the same rules that apply to tangible, written materials.[1] According to Principle 12 of The Sedona Principles:[2] Absent party agreement or court order specifying the form or Read more…

By justin, ago
Civil Litigation

Agency as Affirmative Defense

Civil Code section 2295 provides: “An agent is one who represents another, called the principal, in dealings with third persons. Such representation is called agency.” Under California law, agency is not presumed. One must prove its existence to assert as a defense. The burden of proving the existence of an agency Read more…

By justin, ago
Employment Law

Protections for Transgender Employees in Workplace

Transgender people are employed in every industry and profession throughout the country, and deserve a safe and inclusive workplace. Transgender coworkers do not expect any special treatment. They simply want to be respected. Although employment discrimination based on gender identity is illegal almost everywhere, many transgender people still face harassment and unfair treatment on the job. Helping to ensure that Read more…

By justin, ago