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What Is the Law on Prevailing Wages in California?

Labor and Business Compliance for Employers It is becoming increasingly more difficult for employers to operate in California due to the complexity …

Answered by Scott Miller, 2 months ago

In California, What Should I Look For In A Lawyer Handling Serious Injury Cases?

I’ve been taking on the most serious injury cases for 20 years, and I can tell you from personal experience that the lawyer you choose to …

Answered by Michael E. Gatto, 3 months ago

How Can I Avoid Litigation In My California Business, And What Do I Do When I’ve Been Sued?

As a California business owner, whether you run a large business or a small “mom-and-pop” establishment, disputes are …

Answered by Steve Coopersmith, 3 months ago

What Can I Do If I Have A Dispute About The Purchase Or Sale Of A California Business?

Disputes arising from the purchase or sale of a business are common, but can often be resolved quickly with the guidance of dependable legal …

Answered by Steve Coopersmith, 3 months ago

What Should I Do To Protect My Legal Rights After A Car Accident In California?

There are two primary concerns you should have after a car accident. The first and most important is simply getting the medical attention you need, …

Answered by Daniel J. Rafii, 3 months ago

How Do I Know If A California Debt Collector is Breaking The Law?

In general, if you feel like a debt collector has taken an action that may be against the law, then it’s worth your time to check with a lawyer …

Answered by Todd M. Friedman, 3 months ago

In California, do I have to be paid for all the time I spend at work?

A: If you are an employee in California, you are entitled to be paid in full, and on time, for all the work you do and all the time that you …

Answered by Donn Taketa, 5 months ago

What are the elements of a whistleblower retaliation case in California?

In California, there are two principal statutes which are designed to protect whistleblowers from retaliation in the workplace. These are Labor Code …

Answered by Michael J. Faber, 7 months ago

How much do you get for pain and suffering in a car accident in California?

Unfortunately, there is no rule or law when it comes to evaluating pain and suffering. In fact, in some cases, such as a car accident, two people …

Answered by Daniel R. Tamez, 7 months ago

Do I Need A Lawyer For A Trust In California?

A revocable living trust is a popular estate planning option for many California residents. A trust can offer greater flexibility and privacy with …

Answered by David Ostrove, 11 months ago

What Constitutes Undue Influence in California?

How do older adults in California make decisions about important financial issues and healthcare matters? And when should we worry that they may have …

Answered by Jeffrey Forer, 1 year ago

Do I Need A Lawyer For Probate In California?

If you have recently lost a loved one, and have been named as an executor or executrix of the estate in California, you likely have many questions …

Answered by Jeffrey Forer, 1 year ago

Has Someone You Know in California Been a Victim of Elder Abuse?

When you have an elderly loved one who cannot live on his or her own any longer, it can be frustrating to question whether they’re receiving …

Answered by Jeffrey Forer, 1 year ago

How to hire a personal injury attorney and what to consider when making that decision in California?

There are several factors that I feel are important when considered who to hire for a personal injury claim. That is different from the question …

Answered by Daniel R. Tamez, 1 year ago

Can I make an injury claim and sue if I’m injured in a car accident in California?

Yes. If you sustain injuries in a motor vehicle collision in California, then you can make a claim against the at-fault driver’s …

Answered by Daniel R. Tamez, 1 year ago

Can I sue a drunk driver who crashed into me in California?

Anyone injured in a California motor vehicle accident can sue the at-fault driver for being injured. However, when the at-fault driver is …

Answered by Daniel R. Tamez, 1 year ago

What is 'ERISA,' and what does it have to do with my long-term disability (LTD) benefits in California?

What is 'ERISA,' and what does it have to do with my long-term disability (LTD) benefits? ERISA is an acronym for the Employee Retirement …

Answered by Glenn R. Kantor, 1 year ago

Can I Sue A Company For Wrongful Termination In California?

"At-will" employment is not an excuse for wrongful termination. Employment "at will" simply means that an employee does not …

Answered by Howard Rutten, 2 years ago

What rights do I have as a pregnant employee in California?

Many women are concerned about what their rights are when they become pregnant. This is intended to be a practical guide about what rights pregnant …

Answered by Christopher R. LeClerc, 2 years ago

Can a parent sue for wrongful death in California?

The death of a child is probably the worst tragedy any parent can experience. The loss is devastating whether the deceased child is a minor or an …

Answered by George Chakmakis, 2 years ago

What Kind Of Lawyer Do I Need For A Car Accident In California?

When you're involved in a car accident in California and sustain bodily injury and have damage to your vehicle, you might have a valid claim to …

Answered by James W. Vititoe, 3 years ago

How Do I Know If I Need A Lawyer For A Car Accident In California?

If you've been injured in an automobile accident in the state of California, you should know you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim …

Answered by James W. Vititoe, 3 years ago

Do I Need A Lawyer For A Personal Injury Case In California?

The answer to the question is "it depends." There are several factors to consider. First and foremost is the extent of your injuries. If …

Answered by James W. Vititoe, 3 years ago

What are my rights in California regarding breast-feeding and/or pumping when I return to work?

Generally, an employer must accommodate an employee's right to pump upon her return to work. This essentially requires a private place to …

Answered by Natasha Chesler, 3 years ago

What can I do if my insurance company denies my claim in California?

You may be able to sue your insurance company. If an insurance company breaches its promise and fails to honor its contract, you have the right to …

Answered by Lee S. Harris, 3 years ago

Should I go through an adoption attorney, adoption agency or a foster family agency to adopt a child in California?

Nothing compares to the joy a parent feels when a new family member comes home. Adopting a child can be a happy, yet overwhelming event, requiring …

Answered by Megan Cohen, 3 years ago

Do I Need A Lawyer For A Non-Contested Divorce In California?

No. A party is not required to have a lawyer represent him/her in a contested or a non-contested divorce in California. When the case is …

Answered by Noelle M. Halaby, 4 years ago

How much child support and/or spousal support will I receive in California?

It depends on the unique facts of your case. California has a strong public policy in favor of adequate child support. The courts use an algebraic …

Answered by Gina N. Policastri, 4 years ago

How do I avoid probate in California?

Probate is a court process that is known for being time-consuming and expensive. It is also a public process that makes personal information …

Answered by David A. Patton, 4 years ago

Can I sue for will or trust fraud in California?

Yes. In California, there are several types of will and trust fraud. One common type of trust fraud involves a situation where the trustee engages in …

Answered by Joel R. Bryant, 4 years ago

How do I file a Complaint against a nursing home in California?

There are several types of complaint you should consider filing, and I will discuss each in turn. In California, most nursing homes are regulated by …

Answered by Joel R. Bryant, 4 years ago

Do I need a lawyer to get divorced in California?

A person is not required to have an attorney in a California divorce. However, it is highly recommended that you retain an attorney in order to …

Answered by David A. Patton, 4 years ago

Do I need a will or trust in California? (Estate Planning 101)

Technically, no. There is no requirement that you have a will or trust in California as long as you are fine with your property being …

Answered by David A. Patton, 4 years ago

I live in California and may have been exposed to carbon monoxide. What is the first thing I should do? What are the long term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Because carbon monoxide is impossible to see, taste or smell, you may only suspect you have been poisoned when you experience any one or more of the …

Answered by Patrick E. Bailey, 4 years ago

What is a fair settlement for a car accident in California?

Obtaining a fair settlement for a car accident in California is a complex task. Many of the California automobile insurance carriers have computer …

Answered by James P. Larsen, 4 years ago

How do I file a wrongful death lawsuit in California?

Once you determine that you have a legal right to seek damages against a defendant arising from the wrongful death of a relative, then filing a …

Answered by James P. Larsen, 4 years ago

How do I sue for a car accident injury in California?

Typically, the first step in preparing to file a lawsuit for personal injuries suffered in a car accident is to obtain a copy of the police report. …

Answered by James P. Larsen, 4 years ago

How much is my case worth for a car accident in California?

The value of a car accident case depends on a number of factors. Very often one of the key factors is the amount of the damage to the vehicle. If the …

Answered by James P. Larsen, 4 years ago

What is my case worth for personal injury in California?

A personal injury case in California can be worth anywhere from thousands of dollars to multiple millions of dollars, depending upon the severity of …

Answered by James P. Larsen, 4 years ago

Who gets the children in a California divorce?

Child custody often becomes one of the most emotional and highly contested issues in a divorce case. It is important to consider having an attorney …

Answered by Gina N. Policastri, 4 years ago

Can I Sue After A Car Accident In California?

         Following a Car Accident, you can sue the responsible party for all damages as result of the accident. To pursue a …

Answered by Scott J. Corwin, 4 years ago

Should I get a lawyer after a car accident in California?

While you may not need to retain a car accident attorney for a small property damage only claim, many car accidents result in personal injuries to …

Answered by Scott J. Corwin, 4 years ago

How Long After A Car Accident Can I Sue In California?

Personal Injury claims following a car accident have a two-year statute of limitations after which your claim will be forever barred from being …

Answered by Scott J. Corwin, 4 years ago

Can a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction affect my professional license in California?

Can a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction affect my professional license? Driving Under the Influence (DUI) has consequences that many of us …

Answered by Scott J. Harris, 4 years ago

How does a Conviction affect my professional lIcense in the State of California?

In the State of California, a conviction can have severe implications for your professional career. Whether you are seeking a license from a …

Answered by Scott J. Harris, 4 years ago

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