What Do True Blood, Game of Thrones, and the Tudors Have in Common?

April 14, 2014 Legal Team
When one hears the name “Anne Greene,” one may recall the lovable Anne of Green Gables or Anne Green, the poet and actress. This Anne Greene, however, is now embroiled in a bizarre tale of Hollywood legalities.Two years ago, “Anne G.” filed a complaint against Time Warner Cable, HBO, Cinemax, and production company True...
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Don’t Take Me out to the Ball Game—I Just Had a Kid!

April 3, 2014 Legal Team
The New York Mets second baseman, Daniel Murphy, just celebrated the birth of his son. But some are not as happy as he is. New York sports radio host, Mike Francesa, controversially slammed the player for taking a collectively bargained paternity leave from the MLB.According to the leave policies that were agreed upon in...
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I’m hurt or sick and I have to miss work – am I protected?

March 31, 2014 Legal Team
There are many protections available to employees who are hurt or sick and have to miss work. For instance, if an employee is hurt on the job, he may be protected by workers' compensation law. If an employee has a disability that interferes with the kind of activities you normally do every day, she may be protected...
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Alphabet Soup When You’re Sick

March 28, 2014 Legal Team
When an employee is seriously injured or ill, California and federal law give them many different kinds of protections at work.  Since lawyers and companies love acronyms, employee handbooks are often full of a confusing alphabet soup of terms: CFRA, FMLA, ADA, ADAAA, FEHA, PDLL, PFL, and SDI, to name a few.  Confused yet? ...
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30 Minutes or Less Cost More

March 27, 2014 Legal Team
Franchisees of Domino's Pizza in New York have recently agreed to settle allegations from the office of the state Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman. The claims stem from a wage-theft investigation by the office.Between 2007 and 2013, six franchisees of the mega pizza brand are said to have violated a slew of New York...
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