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Reducing Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Other Claims: the Little Things Count!

December 10, 2013

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If your company has been sued by an angry ex-employee — or has otherwise come under the gun for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), state labor laws, or anti-discrimination laws — you know that you need to change your core operating procedures. But what, exactly, do you need to change? Your first step […]

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Too Many 911 Calls a Reason for Rental Eviction?

November 18, 2013

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That’s a difficult question to answer. Thankfully this isn’t (currently) a question here in California, but a Philadelphia federal court is sure grappling with this one pretty heavily. Apparently, a law there in the state practically forces landlords to evict their tenants for repeat 911 calls. To some degree, the law makes sense. Safety is […]

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IRS Responds to DOMA Ruling: Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Married for Federal Tax Purposes – Los Angeles Income Tax Planning and Income Tax Litigation Attorney Bruce Givner

November 7, 2013

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In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision holding that a key part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (DOT) has issued a press release that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will now recognize as married, for federal tax purposes, same-sex couples who have been […]

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HBLC Law Answers: If I Was Just A Passenger, Can I Be Charged With Another’s Drug Possession?

October 28, 2013

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Law Question: Should I really be charged with with possession and being under the influence of drugs? Evidence was found during a vehicle search when my friends and I were pulled over for a traffic violation. No citation was ever given. At the time of this occurrence I was the front seat passenger of this […]

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