Business, Labor & Employment

Employers Beware: Overtime Wages Must Be Paid to Salaried Employees

On September 30, 2012, Assembly Bill No. 2103 was signed into law, amending…


Dog Beaten With Bat by Neighbor; Owner Recovers Emotional Distress Damages

Striking your neighbors dog with a bat may allow your neighbor to recover…


Freedom to Choose Your Roommate: Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v. Roommate.com

Can the selection of a roommate give rise to a legal claim for discrimination?…


Arbitration Agreement

Not All Arbitration Clauses Are Enforceable

It is common practice among retailers to use form contracts which are presented…


Foreclosure

A Lender Owes No Duty to a Borrower to Disclose an Intent to Defraud the Borrower

Are a homeowner's damages for the decline in the value of their home the fault…


kitten

What is the Legal Value of a Cat?

Under California law, the general measure of damages for injury to personal…


sabbatical vacation

Vacation Time Disguised as a "Sabbatical" May Require Employee Compensation Upon Termination

Many larger companies allow employees to take extended time off from employment…


HOA

Statements About Candidates at Homeowner Association Meetings are Privileged - Cabrera v. Alam

Many residents of Southern California live in planned developments which are…