COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Continued Business Operations The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected everyone, and it has also had a drastic effect on small businesses. Whether you're in the initial stages of your business or already well established, the COVID-19 Pandemic may threaten your continued business operations. If this occurs, there are many looming questions such as: Can I terminate my commercial office lease? How do I dissolve my corporation/LLC? How do I properly terminate any active employment or vendor contracts? How do I handle outstanding litigation against me and/or the company? Contact Thaler Law Business legal issues caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic are complicated, and there are many challenges to the legal process. Contact an experienced business attorney from Thaler Law
November 1, 2020 Legal Issues Threaten Continued Business Operations Whether you're in the initial stages of your business or already well established, legal issues may threaten your continued business operations. Legal issues come in many forms: demand letters from an attorney representing a former employee; lawsuits filed against you/your company by former clients and/or business partners; and subpoenas and/or demands to cease and desist from governmental agencies or others—just to name a few. Contact Thaler Law Business legal issues are complicated, and there are many challenges to the legal process. Contact an experienced business attorney from Thaler Law who can help you understand your legal rights regarding your case, and what your next best steps should be. Contact us at
Did you know? There are many instances where negligence can occur, but we are here to represent you regardless of what causes it to occur. “Negligence” is an action or failure to act by a defendant who owes a duty of care to a plaintiff. A person’s duty of care depends on the relationship between the individuals involved. But under this definition, a “relationship” can exist between two people who don’t even know each other. Here are examples of different types of individuals and their duty of care: 1] Child care provider Has a duty to keep children safe and healthy in their care. 2] Store owner Has a duty to keep premises clean and in good condition so that
As a business, a lawsuit filed against you by a current or past employee catch you off guard. Whether they're allegations of wrongful termination, verbal harassment of a sexual nature or labor code violations, we're here to ensure you receive the best representation possible. Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. Briefly, sexual harassment refers to both unwelcome sexual advances, or other visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature and actions that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment based on an employee’s sex. Under California law, the offensive conduct need not be motivated by
There's a rise of divorces this pandemic, and so, too, are business divorcers on the rise! Partnership dissolution refers to the termination of a partnership as well as the cessation of its various business activities. ... When a partnership dissolves, the partners share equally when it comes to profits and gains; however, they also share equally in the distribution of losses as well. Dissolution of a Corporation is the termination of a corporation, either a) voluntarily by resolution, paying debts, distributing assets, and filing dissolution documents with the Secretary of State; or b) by state suspension for not paying corporate taxes or some other action of the government. The rights and responsibilities regarding the dissolution of a corporation is generally
From the initial stages of your business—generally corporation formation or limited liability company registration--to legal disputes that may threaten your continued operations, you have us on your side. We are not a law firm that focuses only on transactional matters, we also come with a significant amount of trial experience. For that reason, clients seek our advice on a wide range of transaction and civil litigation issues. We make it our business to be knowledgeable about how our clients’ businesses work, as well as the activities that expose them to potential legal disputes. Contact Thaler Law Contact us at 714-869-2900 or online today for your free consultation.
Transactional lawyers counsel individuals and organizations on the legal issues generated by their business dealings or personal activities. Litigation attorneys, also known as litigators or trial lawyers, represent plaintiffs and defendants in civil lawsuits. They manage all phases of the litigation from the investigation, pleadings, and discovery through the pre-trial, trial, settlement, and appeal processes. We are not a law firm that focuses only on transactional matters, we also come with a significant amount of trial experience. For that reason, clients seek our advice on a wide range of transaction and civil litigation issues. Contact Thaler Law Contact us at 714-869-2900 or online today for your free consultation.
As a business owner, there are many benefits to having an open line of communication with an experienced business attorney to review company contracts, address employment law questions and the like. Even if an attorney is not a constant presence in your day-to-day operations, legal issues are. We make it our business to be knowledgeable about how our clients’ businesses work, as well as the activities that expose them to potential legal disputes. In-house attorneys are hired by companies to handle a range of legal issues affecting the company, among them employment, policy, tax and regulatory matters. More prevalently, they play a managerial role, overseeing work that's been outsourced to attorneys at independent firms. However, having an in-house legal department
Laws prohibit certain types of practices in an attempt to defraud or mislead consumers and others. False advertising, employing methods of price discrimination, predatory lending, and more can cause companies to pay punitive damages to plaintiffs. Since anyone can allege that they were the victim of a “fraud,” California law places a heightened pleading standard. “In California, fraud must be pled specifically; general and conclusory allegations do not suffice.” Lazar v. Superior Court (1996) 12 Cal.4th 631, 645. This means that it is “[a] plaintiff’s burden in asserting a fraud claim…[to] ‘allege the names of the persons who made the allegedly fraudulent representations, their authority to speak, to whom they spoke, what they said or wrote, and when it was
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