VLSC Volunteer Patricia Gutierrez de Sunseri originally practiced law in her native Colombia. After coming to the US, she spent ten years on staff at the Superior Court of Alameda County. In 2013, Patricia opened her own Family Law practice.
Following last month’s Google update that reduced the local 7-pack to just 3, September featured a number of articles addressing what the new Google local search display means for small and midsize businesses. The bottom line seems to be that organic rankings will be more competitive than ever and some firms may need to add additional advertising in order to compensate for the inevitable decrease in phone calls.
October is shaping up to be another busy month. We have five standard MCLE programs on the books, complimented by our annual full day Labor and Employment Symposium and the VLSC Pro Bono Family Law Training series – which add a whopping 18 hours of MCLE credit to our calendar.
Please join the ACBA Trial Practice Section and the ACCTLA for this rescheduled program on September 30, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Alameda County Bar Association. This MCLE will cover the ins and outs of litigating a high profile case.
Conflict in the workplace costs employers significant time and money. It is also detrimental to the well-being of the employees, leading to stress, sleepless nights and overall dissatisfaction with their job. Maintaining a positive and productive workplace is a must to succeed in today’s environment. One of the most effective steps an employer can take is to address workplace disputes early and correctly.
President Obama signed an eleventh-hour extension of a highway-spending bill on July 31, 2015. Tucked away in the corners of this legislation are a few gems that will have an impact on business lawyers and CPAs across the country.
All businesses that use independent contractors must take an up-close look at those relationships, in light of new interpretive guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL asserts that “most workers are employees” for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and sends a strong message that it will continue to aggressively police how employers classify workers.
Character evidence is evidence that suggests that a person or entity has a propensity to act in a certain way. It’s powerful evidence, so powerful that it tends to overwhelm […]
The ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) sends our heartfelt thank you to all the supporters of our ninth year of Dine Around for Justice, a fundraising event to provide essential legal services for low-income people in Alameda County. Some of our favorite local restaurants generously agreed to donate 15% of evening food and beverage revenue on one Thursday in August to support VLSC.
For many small companies, a typical method of managing cash-flow problems has been for corporate-insider employees to voluntarily defer their salaries until the next big check arrives in the company coffers.