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California wildfires have taken a huge toll on human life and property this year. Hundreds of people were injured or killed in the Napa wine region. Thousands of homes and acres of land were destroyed. As the victims of these fires have sought reimbursement for...

The governor of California recently signed into law S.B. 63, which changes the rights of employees and obligations of employers of small businesses regarding what leave can be taken following a family medical need. The law is a new approach to parental leave that substantially...

Ending an employment relationship can often be ugly and result in ongoing conflicts between the ex-employer and ex-employee. One of the biggest issues occurs when ex-employees decide to compete with their former employers by bringing existing clients to their new places of business or using...

For those who own or manage residential properties in California, you should be aware of these upcoming changes to landlord-tenant law. There are at least two new laws in California that can affect landlord and tenant rights and duties. The first law, passed as a bill...

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,...

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