California Businesses Liable for Retaliation

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits any type of workplace harassment and discrimination of employees based on race, religion or sex. Under California law, employees have the right to report any kind of discrimination, harassment or illegal employment actions of their employer. An employer must not retaliate against an employee for exercising their rights under the law to report any illegal activity to a government agency, company human resource department or supervisor.  Retaliation Claims Under California Labor Code Section 1102.5, an employee can sue their employer for retaliation if the following elements are met:  The employee engaged in a protected activity of reporting their employer’s discrimination and/or harassment activity to an appropriate government agency, the company’s human

2019-10-23T05:54:22+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

Facing Foreclosure in California – Civil Code Section 2923.5

If you are facing foreclosure on your home in California, it is no doubt a very scary and stressful time for you and your family. However, it is crucial that you know that you have legal rights during this process. Learning as much as you can about the foreclosure process can help you understand your rights, and determine which action is best to take for your specific situation. Under California’s Civil Code Section 2923.5, you have the right to receive notice from the lender to assess your financial situation and explore options in an attempt to avoid foreclosure.  Foreclosure in California In most cases, a loan servicer or lender must wait a full 120 days (4 months) before officially starting

2019-10-23T05:52:47+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

Remedies for California Businesses When Trade Secrets are Misappropriated

When a business works hard to develop systems, procedures, recipes, formulas, and practices—protectable as trade secrets—to advance the success, productivity, and profitability of their business, they have great interest in protecting that information from those who may steal or misappropriate the business’s trade secrets. Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property, along with patents, copyrights, and trademarks; however, there is no formal registration process to protect trade secrets. Instead, trade secrets are protected by a contractual agreement between the owner of the proprietary information and any other individual who may have access to this information and signs a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement. If you are a California business owner and believe that proprietary trade secrets belonging to your business

2019-10-23T05:48:06+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

Smart decisions during business formation for long-term succes

On behalf of Thaler Law posted in business formation on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The initial stages of a California business are some of the most exciting, but they can also be some of the most complex and confusing. The decisions made during the business formation process will lay the groundwork for the future direction of the company, and it's important for an owner to choose wisely every step of the way. One of the smartest things an entrepreneur can do is to realize that he or she does not have to be an expert in everything in order to succeed. This is why it can be important to choose the right kind of help in the beginning. From choosing

2019-10-30T14:40:40+00:00October 16th, 2019|

Steps to reduce the chance of business litigation

On behalf of Thaler Law posted in business litigation on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. A California small business owner has many things to consider during the initial stages of his or her business. These include necessary steps that can help reduce the chance of problems in the future. Business litigation can be costly and stressful, and an owner will find it beneficial to try and reduce problems by planning and thinking ahead. One common issue that can cause problems for business owners are accusations of discrimination or harassment in the workplace. These allegations are serious, but it's possible to reduce the chance of these incidents happening with strong behavior policies and reporting procedures in effect. If a problem does arise,

2019-10-30T14:35:21+00:00October 1st, 2019|