There is more than one way to stop the foreclosure process

Have you missed multiple mortgage payments? Has your mortgage lender filed a notice of default? Are you concerned that you are going to lose your home to foreclosure in the near future? Like most people, there is nothing worse…

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Discrimination based on pregnancy is a reality for some women

In 1978, the federal government passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. This law made it illegal for women to be discriminated against for being pregnant or for suffering from pregnancy or childbirth-related medical conditions. In the workplace, women who suffer from…

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Whistleblower legislation in California

Legislation surrounding whistleblowing in the workplace is complicated and constitutes a broad topic in the greater subject of the laws of employment. Matters of employment law can be complex; especially if an employee has taken steps they believe to be…

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Which employers must grant workers FMLA protections?

There may come a time when an employee must miss work for an extended period of time. The Family and Medical Leave Act or FMLA is a federal law that gives individuals the right to take time off from work…

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Supreme Court to hear bankruptcy matter

In the not so distant future, the United States Supreme Court will hear a matter that may impact how Californians pursue Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The matter arose out of a dispute in Georgia between an individual and the law firm…

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Can you keep your home during a California bankruptcy?

There are many reasons why responsible and upstanding citizens of California find themselves considering bankruptcy. Sometimes, an unexpected medical event or accident leaves you with a crippling amount of medical debt. Other people incur massive debt while seeking treatment for…

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Am I eligible to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Not all Californians are comfortable with the idea of filing for bankruptcy. Though it is often stigmatized, bankruptcy is an effective and legal method of taking control of one’s debts and starting down a strong path to financial stability. Individuals…

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Am I eligible to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Not all Californians are comfortable with the idea of filing for bankruptcy. Though it is often stigmatized, bankruptcy is an effective and legal method of taking control of one’s debts and starting down a strong path to financial stability. Individuals…

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Employee protections under the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or ADA, is a federal law that applies to many private and public employment entities. It prohibits many California employers from discriminating against individuals who are disabled under the ADA. Discrimination is prohibited…

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