4 Tips for Employers to Successfully Appeal an Unemployment Claim

4 Tips for Employers to Successfully Appeal an Unemployment Claim

Former employees will frequently claim unemployment benefits based on allegations of retaliation, hostile work environment, and/or constructive termination, even if the employee resigns from a position voluntarily without good cause and is not entitled to such benefits. When this occurs, employers have the option to contest the employee’s claim for unemployment benefits by filing an appeal before the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (the “Board”) by an administrative law judge.

Negotiating Commercial Leases: Considerations for Landlords and Tenants (Part 1)

Negotiating Commercial Leases: Considerations for Landlords and Tenants (Part 1)

In this 2 part series, we will discuss negotiating commercial real estate leases. Specifically, we will address key issues for landlords and tenants to consider during this process.
Part 1, will outline the overall considerations that landlords and tenants should be making when they are reviewing and negotiating commercial leases. We will also highlight 3 clauses you should take extra care in reviewing and negotiating.

Four Things to Focus On When Negotiating a Master Services Agreement

Four Things to Focus On When Negotiating a Master Services Agreement

When two businesses enter into a service transaction, they sometimes execute a Master Services Agreement (“MSA”). You can think of an MSA as a “master” contract that establishes the foundations of the parties’ current and future contractual activities. MSAs provide terms that govern each subsequent transaction between the parties—such as payment terms, warranties, dispute resolution, and termination provisions.

Choosing an Entity for Your Business – Part 2 (Other Business Entities)

Choosing an Entity for Your Business – Part 2 (Other Business Entities)

If you are an entrepreneur starting a business in California, you have a myriad of decisions to make, including the important choice of which type of entity to form. Choosing the proper entity for your particular business is vital for ensuring proper liability protection, tax structure, and management. This article is a brief overview of the differences between the various entities you can choose when organizing your business.