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Waiting Time Penalty

Labor Code § 203 governs “Waiting Time” penalties in the state of California. This penalty is assessed when an employer fails to timely pay an employee all wages accrued upon termination or after resignation of his or her employment. California courts have a long history of strictly enforcing the waiting Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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Tips on Courtroom Decorum

Etiquette is essential for making a good impression in every social setting.  And the law is no different. Legal professionals begin their lessons on the fine points of courtroom etiquette during their education. It is in their legal studies they can learn about the professional requirements of their careers and Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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Search Incident to Arrest

Technological change is extremely rapid, often leaving the law (including legislators and judges) struggling to catch up. This divergence is evident with search and seizure issues, such as with cell phones. Traditionally, the “search incident to arrest” exception to warrantless searches (which are generally unconstitutional) was based on the fear that Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago