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There is no doubt California labor law is friendly to workers while placing corresponding obligations on employers. This is shown to be true time and again by the laws of California, state regulations, and how those laws and regulations are interpreted by the courts of...

An important tool for any business is the Lanham Act, also known as the Trademark Act of 1946, which protects registered trademarks from infringement, dilution, and unfair competition. This is particularly true for businesses in California because state common-law claims of unfair competition and actions...

I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) two years ago when I had a below ground water leak at home that resulted in a large water bill.(1). Since I live in the Silicon Valley, California, the high tech capital of the world,...

In recent years, there has been a growing backlash at both the state and federal level against businesses’ use of non-disparagement clauses. Businesses, in an effort to protect their brand reputation, will sometimes include a non-disparagement clause in commercial contracts, restraining customers from posting online...

Flow-Through Taxation A flow-through entity is a legally designated entity type that allows business income to flow from the business to the business owners in the form of taxable income. The entity itself is not taxed and any business losses incurred or income earned is treated...

The omnibus spending legislation (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016) enacted on December 18, 2015 includes a five year extension of the investment tax credit (“ITC”) for solar and an extension for the production tax credit for wind power generation. This action provides hope that someone...

Forecasters predict that California could receive record amounts of rain during this winter because of El Nino. Smart water management is important in times of no rain or too much rain so our conservation efforts must continue. The Internet of Things (“IoT”) can help the...

Trade secrets are a crucial component of many businesses. In order to continue to enjoy the benefits of those trade secrets, it is critical that they are protected from disclosure to the public or your competitors. Through the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), businesses are...

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