Business Law

Alternative Work Weeks

California Labor Code, section 511 (as amended in 2009) and most of the current Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) orders provide for alternative workweek schedules. An alternative workweek schedule (AWS) means any regularly scheduled workweek requiring an employee to work more than eight hours in a 24-hour period. An alternative work Read more…

By justin, ago
Administrative Law

Public Records Act Inspection Requests

Many local governments and state agencies in California are happy to assist citizens in their requests for public records, and answer questions about the process. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy, and sometimes you face agencies, municipalities,or individual government employees who don’t know the law about open records, are lazy or lackadaisical Read more…

By justin, ago
Business Law

Bryan Garner Responds

Recently, the firm collectively got into a disagreement over the use of "try to" versus "try and". The majority believed that "try and" was colloquial and "try to" considered the correct, predominant, and preferred form. While all agreed that they are equally used in speaking form – and are basically synonymous – the majority determiend Read more…

By justin, ago
Automotive Law

Interstate Drivers License Compact

If you are arrested in California for driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% with an out-of-state driver's license, your driver's license will not be immediately confiscated.  However, you will be notified that your driving privileges in the state of California will be suspended in thirty (30) days. Wow, just reading Read more…

By justin, ago

Why are Internet Cafés Getting Shutdown?

Everyday, it appears that local, state, or even federal authorities are engaging in raids and shutting down Internet cafés. Why? Well, there is nothing inherently illegal about a normal Internet café. They are just locations that provide access to the Internet for a fee. They oftentimes sell coffee, soft drinks, and Read more…

By simas, ago