April 16, 2020

As shelter-in place orders went into effect throughout the nation in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19, businesses have closed their doors leaving their employees and workers without pay or employment. On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law in an...

March 30, 2020

There is no doubt that businesses throughout all sectors have been gravely impacted by COVID-19. On March 19, 2020, all non-essential businesses in California have been ordered to temporarily close down. Other states have since followed suit. With no operations, no sales, and no business income, small businesses are...

March 29, 2020

Self-employed and gig worked should apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits are eligible for $1,050 per week for a maximum of 39 weeks.

March 25, 2020

Critical information relevant to California employees about their rights under FFCRA, including the ESPLA and EFMLEA. Focus on employers with less than 50 employees.

March 10, 2016

On April 15, 2016, I will be speaking at a seminar to help lawyers starting their own practices.

We will focus on 

  • Forming the practice entity

  • Designing a sustainable practice

  • Basics of malpractice insurance

  • Ethical considerations when starting a practice

  • Mechanics of practice

  • Finance issu...

February 1, 2016

I was recently featured in a Member Spotlight on the Alameda County Bar Association website. On January 14, I was given the Distinguished Service Award for New Lawyer at the Board Installation and Distinguished Service Awards Dinner. Check it out HERE


Other award recipients include: 


Judge: Hon. Kimberly...

August 7, 2015

On July 1, 2015, the right to accrue and take sick leave under California's Paid Sick Leave Law took effect. This blog provides information on accrual, carryover and use requirements of this state law, as amended by AB 304, effective July 13, 2015. Review the following to make sure that you are in compliance!



July 28, 2014

How many times have you seen or read about a new start-up company and then immediately kicked yourself for not coming up with that idea first? That was the case for me when I first learned about Uber. Founded in 2009, this local San Francisco-based company has single handedly shifted the way we think about, and use,...

July 19, 2014

 Commissioned salespeople are entitled to overtime pay for hours worked each week over 40 hours! This is true unless they fall under the inside sales exemption, which requires that each sales employee is paid at least one and one half (1 1/2) times California's minimum wage, or $13.50 an hour (currently, the Califor...

February 18, 2014

There is nothing like waking up in the morning to the realization that you don't have to go in to work today because your office is closed in observation of a holiday. While most of us enjoy these little treats scattered throughout the year, not everyone is in the same boat. Many businesses, such as dental offices,...

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