How to Conduct Raffles with Nonprofits in California

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Sep 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

In general, lotteries are prohibited in the U.S. unless run by state governments. Some states, however, carve out exceptions for raffles that follow carefully delineated rules. In California, it is a misdemeanor to conduct a lottery. The only exception to this constitutional ban is a raffle that gives 90% of the gross receipts directly to charitable purposes in the state or 50/50 raffles held by major sports organizations.

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Responding to a Lawsuit

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Aug 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

As a business owner, few ordeals are as nerve-wracking and potentially damaging to your company’s reputation as a lawsuit. Whether it’s a disgruntled employee, an unhappy client, or a discontented vendor, the repercussions could be permanently damaging without an attorney by your side. When responding to a lawsuit, your legal defense strategy makes a difference in how much impact the case will have on your business.

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How to Manage Your Business Through a Legal Emergency

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Jul 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

At some time, every business will suffer some kind of crisis or emergency. The nature of potential emergencies is as varied as the nature of businesses. A crisis can disrupt your business’ operations, threaten to harm people, damage your reputation, and negatively impact your finances. Just as you don’t do estate planning after you die, you don’t want to be hiring a lawyer in the middle of an emergency. By meeting with a lawyer and discussing your business and all that could wrong in advance, when the emergency hits, you won’t have to start from the beginning. Your lawyer will be able to jump right in and start protecting your interests.

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How California’s Consumer Protection Laws Could Make the State a Hotspot for COVID-19 Lawsuits

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Jul 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Only a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 50 class action lawsuits, all related to the pandemic, have already been filed in California because the state is a particularly hospitable venue for consumer class action lawsuits. If you have been accused of violating California’s CLRA, or another consumer protection law, you need an attorney who understands the issues involved and the defenses available.

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What California Car Dealers Need to Know About the Consumer Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA")

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Jun 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act (“CLRA”) has protected consumers since 1970, especially consumers who may not be especially savvy. You may know the law better by its colloquial name—the Lemon Law—and you may also know that it is used most often against used car dealers. If your dealership is facing CLRA allegation, you should know that though the CLRA can be a powerful body of law for an unhappy consumer to use against you, you are not powerless. With a skilled, experienced attorney who understands the CLRA at your side, you can avoid protracted and expensive litigation.

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Here’s Why the FDA is Rushing on COVID Test Kits

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Jun 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The need for urgent solutions to the global COVID-19 pandemic has led the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to speed the arrival of several diagnostic tests for the virus to the market. While it typically takes several months before the FDA will allow a medical device or test to be sold in the United States, there are times when an urgent need for a product overwhelms the need for a slow and cautious approval. The COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect example of such a time.

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Remote Work in Times of the Coronavirus Crisis

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Before the novel coronavirus pandemic was upon us, many startups were offering remote work possibilities. And the reason is simple: it makes sense. Here's why it makes sense and what you should look out for specifically in legal terms if you do offer it. Why Offer Remote Work or Incorporate ...

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Non-Disclosure Agreements: Protecting Employers

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Nov 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Employees may find themselves across the desk from someone asking them to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), sometimes referred to as a confidentiality agreement. NDAs are common in business. They are designed to protect important and confidential information related to the successful running...

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The Importance of Non-Disclosure Agreements for Employers

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Nov 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are many reasons employers should consider the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). Sometimes referred to as a confidentiality agreement, an NDA is a contract wherein the parties agree that certain facts are not to be discussed outside of certain circumstances. Types of NDAs There are...

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Do You Have to Pay Your “White-Collar” Employees Overtime?

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Jul 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

California is strict about enforcement and interpretation of the different white-collar exemptions. Many businesses make the mistake of assuming that because employees are paid a salary or because they have a certain job category such as “manager” or “sales” that they are exempt from the overtime rules. The law provides specific requirements for each category, and when an employee is exempt from the overtime rules under Section 13(a)(1) of Federal Labor Standards Act.

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What You Need to Know Before Signing a Reality TV Contract

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Jul 01, 2017 | 2 Comments

Finding out you might be on a Reality TV show is a big deal. It’s a cause for celebration, but it’s also a time for caution. Many people are so excited for the chance to be on TV that they eagerly sign whatever piece of paper is put in front of them. It is important to realize that when you sign a contract, the consequences could affect you for the rest of your life. Make sure you educate yourself on the terms of the deal and seek expert advice if necessary.

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Are You Classifying Employees Correctly?

Posted by Mohsen Parsa | Jun 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wage and hour issues can be a major source of difficulty and liability for small and medium sized businesses. Many of these issues come up because employees are not properly classified. Making sure your employees are classified correctly can save you tens of thousands of dollars in back wages, fines, and litigation costs.

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