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  • Legislation Affecting California’s Employment Regulations

    California Employment Legislative Update

    January 10, 2018

    Keeping track of California’s employment-related legislation can confound even the most diligent employers. A quick review of the topics covered here can set your business on the road to compliance and give you peace of mind.

  • What Might a Sessions-Led Department of Justice Mean for the Cannabis Industry?

    Cannabis, Sessions and the DOJ

    December 1, 2016

    There are at least two strong reasons to remain cautiously optimistic about the future of legal marijuana in the years to come. First, President-elect Trump stated that he would not permit his attorney general to shut down Colorado’s adult-use marijuana program because “it should be up to the states, absolutely.” Second, the eight ballot initiatives approved by voters on Election Day brought the number of states that allow some form of legal, regulated cannabis to 28.

  • Law Firm’s Suit against Partner over Domain Name Highlights Essential Control of Proper Registration

    Register Domain Names Properly to Avoid Litigation

    June 30, 2016

    According to documents filed in California federal court on April 25, 2016, an attorney who registered domain names in her own name is refusing to relinquish control over several domain names after she left her prior firm. The bottom line is that online locations are now just as valuable, if not more so, than their real-property counterparts, and steps should be taken to ensure that each business or organization properly protects its interests.

  • EEOC Files First Two Lawsuits in Federal Court Alleging Sexual Orientation Bias under Title VII

    Sexual Orientation Bias under Title VII

    March 4, 2016

    Two recent lawsuits will allow the EEOC to test the persuasiveness of its current interpretation of Title VII’s prohibition of sex discrimination, but it is unlikely that either action will clarify the ongoing jurisdictional split on this issue in federal courts. While the appellate circuits have thus far agreed that Title VII does not prohibit harassment or discrimination because of sexual orientation, recent decisions at the district court level have embraced the EEOC’s interpretation.