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Mediation: a sometimes optimal process for resolving legal disputes
Quicker. Cheaper. Less stressful. Greater autonomy for involved parties. A focus on civility rather than adversarialism. With benefits like that to recommend it, why would parties in legal disagreement ever fail to give mediation a timely and measured look as a potential mechanism
The advantages of keeping accurate employee documentation
One critical mistake small business owners often make is failing to keep accurate and current information on their employees. This does not only include their employment applications and forms from the hiring process but also records of any critical interaction you may have
What gives rise to a wrongful termination claim in California?
We note a point on our website at the established Bay Area [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-2″] that often emerges as prevalent when workers are treated unfairly – often unlawfully – by their employers. That is passivity, which looms large in many contexts and operates to
Don’t sign that severance agreement yet
Whether you sensed it was in the works or it came out of the blue, termination from your job is seldom an easy event. You may have to dust off your resume and reach out through your network for job opportunities. You may
Is mediation the right way to resolve a business dispute?
When your business is involved in a dispute, this can be much more than just a frustration for you. You know this can cost you time and money, and you may be unsure of what you can do to protect the long-term interests
Do you believe you are being discriminated against at work?
It can take some people years to land the job of their dreams. When you achieved your goal and felt that you were hired to the perfect position, you likely could not have been more excited. Unfortunately, as the weeks passed, you may
Preventing a contest of your estate plan
Few things may prompt someone to begin the serious work of making an estate plan than to watch someone else’s family implode after his or her death. If you recently witnessed the adult children of a friend or family member break into factions
Alternative methods for settling business disputes
Business owners often feel they need to walk on eggshells. That’s because the potential for lawsuits are everywhere. Whether it’s over employees, binding contracts or accusations from customers, litigation can leave businesses financially battered and bruised. Because of these risks, many businesses are
Are you a victim of age discrimination in the workplace?
When you go to work, you have the right to do your job without fear of harassment or discrimination of any kind. If you are an older employee, or older than many of your coworkers, you may find that you experience age discrimination
Why are so many workers against forced arbitration?
When it comes to employee disputes and controversies, many California employees often turn to arbitration to resolve the issue. The process tends to cost less money and time than litigation under the right circumstances. Several companies even include in their contract a requirement