Law Talk

LAW TALK NO. 6: The Differences Between “Arbitration” and “Mediation”

August 30, 2022

Over the past 30 years, parties in civil disputes have frequently turned to private arbitrations and mediations to resolve these disputes.  Clients frequently confuse these two important dispute resolution alternatives to judge and jury trials in the court system, and this confusion can often cause difficulties in the attorney-client relationship and in resolving disputes. This […]

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In “Law Talk – No. 4”, Shawn Ogle discusses the New Paid Sick Leave Law

July 14, 2015

Last year the California legislature passed AB 1522, the ‘Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014’.  Under this law California employers are required to provide Paid Sick Leave to their employees with very few exceptions.  The Paid Sick Leave requirement went into effect on July 1, 2015. The Paid Sick Leave requirement applies to any […]

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In “Law Talk – No. 2″, Kurt Schmalz discusses what is a “SLAPP”?

March 31, 2015

In California civil litigation, “SLAPP” is an acronym for “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.”  SLAPP litigation refers to lawsuits which are brought against a person primarily to discourage that person from exercising his or her constitutional rights of free speech and to petition for the redress of grievances.  See Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 425.16(a).  […]

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