We want to wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. Please be safe out there and remember, don't take the breathalyzer in California. As we leave one year, the great state of California has some important changes coming in 2015. Today we will focus on some of the new law bound to have an impact on businesses, employers and employees in 2015. Below is a summary of some of the major changes that affect a wide swath of businesses. Later this week, we will look at some changes in criminal law for … [Read more...] about Goodbye 2014. Hello to new Business Laws in 2015
As a lawyer one of the most persistently interesting experiences I have is hearing the various tales of the public's interactions with police officers. They vary from stories of horrible police conduct to police officers going above and beyond the call of duty to serve the public, not only by risking their lives, but by just taking the extra step to let the public know the police were public servants and not an invading army. These experiences vary from place to place and from … [Read more...] about Tips on how to deal with the Police and not make an idiot out of yourself.
By Eric D. Anderson When Neil Sedaka wrote the song "Breaking Up is Hard to do”, he had no idea how hard it could be in the internet age. Break-ups are tough enough without worrying about sexual photographs of you displayed throughout the internet. But, today that has become a real concern for many. State legislators around the country are working to curtail this fear by creating laws that will effectively punish anyone who publishes sexually explicit images without the victim’s consent. … [Read more...] about Revenge Porn and the Law
The stars at night are not the only things big and bright in Texas. Apparently, former Galveston County Constable, Pam Matranga, liked to brighten her deputies' days by exposing them to her big breasts. While many a man may like the idea of their lady boss putting the ta-tas in their face or inviting them to a strip clubs "chunky chicks" night to see them perform, James Gist is not one of them. On the other hand, he is probably very happy with the $567,000 jury verdict he received. The large … [Read more...] about Sexual Harrasment: What is Good for the Gander is Good for the goose
Since we have been involved in addressing the problems for both victims and those accused of "revenge porn" we get a lot of news regarding what is going on around the nation on this topic. As we expected, having not done anything to anticipate the problem, state governments have been inundated with cries to do something, including from us. But, those attempts raise as many concerns as the acts themselves. Noted Criminal Defense Attorney Scott Greenfield takes a look at an attempt by the New … [Read more...] about Bad acts often lead to bad laws