In the age of Google and Facebook people are accustomed to having instant access to vast amounts of information. Employers are increasingly relying on this ever-expanding pool of information in performing background checks on prospective employees. Is it possible, however, for an employer’s access to detailed background information to present legal problems? A recent decision involving an employer’s use of a credit reporting agency to conduct background checks answers that question with a … [Read more...] about Using Credit Checks in employee background investigations: How deep can it get?
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When people talk about getting high on the Lord, this probably not what they had in mind. The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU), in coordination with the Costa Mesa Police Department and local agencies, executed a search warrant on an unlicensed cannabis retail location in Costa Mesa called, "Church of Peace and Glory." Hallelujah and pass that joint, brother. Only, this activity has no First … [Read more...] about Bureau of Cannabis Control takes action against unlicensed cannabis business disguised as a church
In December 2017, Judge Donna Geck of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court ordered the University of California at Santa Barbara to reinstate "John Doe", a student UCSB previously expelled for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend and directed the university to reconsider the student’s appeal. UCSB expelled the student, ("John Doe"), after a university investigator found it was more likely than not that Doe followed his ex-girlfriend on campus, sent her threatening text messages and phone … [Read more...] about UC Santa Barbara held in contempt of Court for picking sides in a sexual misconduct proceeding
Let us get this out of the way quickly. We are not an Immigration law firm. Immigration is not a substantial part of our practice. But fighting abusive government practices indeed is. While every nation has the right to control its' borders and entries, once it has created a system of rights, it needs to abide by it. Unfortunately, some agencies willfully ignore that, and no government agency is a bigger offender than the Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE. Fortunately, there are people … [Read more...] about ACLU Film Series provides guidance on your rights when dealing with ICE
Did you know that today is "International Whores Day"? That is no euphemism either. It is for actual sex workers. And yesterday they went to Congress to make their presence felt as citizens. If there is anyplace where someone is bound to get screwed, it has to be Washington, D.C., but this last week saw an epic event. On Friday, a collection of national sex workers made the rounds of what may be the greatest assemblage of prostitutes ever: The United States Congress. And while there are … [Read more...] about Sex Workers fight FOSTA