A Trap for the Unwary?   Word processing programs make it easier to archive and re-use work product, as we all know.  This has led to the expansion of standard agreements by adding boilerplate, sometimes without thinking.   One example is a Confidentiality Clause in a settlement agreement between parties in a lawsuit.    How […]

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Businesses are often contacted by other businesses that are seeking information about the job performance of a former employee. The first step that should be taken by a prudent business is to establish a company-wide policy on how such inquiries are to be handled. Such a policy should include the following: (1)           All inquiries about […]

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Split Shift Employees and New California Minimum Wage

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A well-known fact that bears repeating is that an irrevocable trust is only good for avoiding probate to the extent it is actually funded with assets. If California’s summary probate procedures are unavailable (a topic for another blog) the personal representative of a decedent’s estate may need to resort to probating assets that are not […]

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