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?
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
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, food manufacturers recalled more than 21 million pounds of product in 2015, while auto manufacturers recalled 51 million cars. If you own a business and have to recall even a single product, it’s going to cost you. … [Read more...] about What Is Product Recall Insurance – and Does My Company Need It?
It’s no secret that California is home to famous actors, playwrights, musicians and just about every other type of entertainer. Unfortunately, having worldwide renown comes with certain drawbacks. … [Read more...] about My Photograph Was Used for Commercial Purposes without My Approval
After reaching into our mailbag we noticed a series of frequently asked questions about Business law. As you can see, Business law covers a broad array of legal areas ranging from federal tax compliance to contract review. Read on and see our answers to these FAQs … [Read more...] about What Is Business Law? 4 FAQs Answered