Summary of California’s Equal Pay Act

An Employee’s Right to Equal Pay California and Federal laws generally prohibit an employer from paying its employees less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex. This applies when the employees’ jobs require substantially similar work, when considering their skill, effort, and responsibility, and are performed under similar working conditions. (Cal. Labor Code...
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The Importance of Estate Planning

Estate Planning — It’s Not Just for the Rich Many people are under the impression that estate planning is only necessary for those with substantial wealth.  The very term “estate” seems to  imply just this.  For this reason, many people ignore the crucial importance of estate planning for those with even modest assets.  The reality is...
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Personal Injury Damages

What Damages Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Case? People often ask us what damages they can recover when they are injured.  Many think damages are limited to doctors and hospital expenses.  Depending on the nature of your injuries, there are often a wide variety of damages that an accident victim can recover that...
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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

The Fourth Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule Earlier this month, while waiting in court to represent a client, I watched an interesting proceeding I’d like to share with you. A defendant was facing charges of possessing a gram of Black tar heroin. His defense lawyer asked the judge to conduct a “probable cause” hearing during...
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