Can My Employer Change the Terms and Conditions of my Employment?

We are facing an unprecedented time as the nation responds to COVID-19. Over the coming months, employee/employer relationships will be changing rapidly. Entire sections of the workforce have been put on hold, while others are changing their job duties to accommodate current needs. Some employees continue to work remotely, while others lose their jobs outright. In this uncertain time, it’s important to know what is Read More

Termination, Lay-Off, Reduction in Force, or Furlough: What’s the Difference?

  As the US continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, many businesses have to make difficult decisions regarding their employees. With operations down around the country, many people are finding themselves separated from their employment. In fact, more than 17 million individuals have filed for unemployment benefits during the past few weeks. If you’ve experienced a loss of employment, it’s important to Read More

5 Contract Tips Every Business Owner Should Know

1. Make sure the ESSENTIAL terms are in the contract. For example, are the parties specifically listed, is the price included, are the services to be performed or products sold included, is there a beginning and end date, etc? You would want these terms in here not only so that the parties understand their responsibilities but also because if there is a merger clause, terms not included Read More

What Does Age Discrimination Look Like?

Age discrimination can be subtle or overt.  In fact, some victims don’t even realize they are being targeted for discrimination until after they are terminated. The following are some examples of age-based employment discrimination: Pressuring an older employee to retire whether by constantly asking when he or she plans to do so or by threatening to fire the employee if he or she does not retireForcing an Read More

California’s Lemon Law Protects Consumers

Have you experienced repeated problems with your new or used car, motorcycle, RV, SUV, truck or boat?  If so, you are not alone! Many consumers get stuck with “lemons” every year.  Most consumers don’t know that state and federal lemon laws provide them with consumer protection and compensation for vehicles that fail to perform during the warranty period.  If you have purchased or leased a new or used vehicle and Read More

Four Key Business Entity Types

There are four main types of business entities: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Company, and Corporations. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some are easy and inexpensive to form while others provide you limited liability protection that protects your personal assets from creditor claims and lawsuits. Sole Proprietorship The simplest and least expensive type of business to Read More