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The 13th Annual Fight Stroke Walk is happening on Sunday, May 5th at the beautiful San Jose Municipal Rose Garden! This 5K walk is a chance to raise awareness about stroke, celebrate stroke survivors, and remember those who were affected by this condition. Strategy...

By: Leiann Laiks, Esq. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace violence ranks as the second leading cause of fatal workplace injuries in the United States, impacting nearly 2 million American workers annually. In California, SB 553 mandates all employers (except...

By: Tony Mauriello, Esq. In the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Silicon Valley, particularly within the dynamic landscape of startup companies, equity compensation plays a pivotal role in attracting and retaining top talent. However, the draw of equity comes with complex tax implications that can significantly...

By: Tony Mauriello, Esq. As the world emerges from the shadows of a global pandemic, the role of nurses has never been more celebrated or vital. In California, these healthcare heroes are not only the backbone of medical services but also innovators and leaders...

By: Tony Mauriello, Esq. In the wake of severe storms that swept through San Diego County the first two months of 2024, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced an automatic filing relief for individual and business taxpayers impacted by the natural disaster. As detailed...

Leiann Laiks, formerly Of Counsel with the firm, has been promoted to Partner as of March 1, 2024. Managing Partner, Tamara Pow, states that, “Leiann has consistently demonstrated an ability to handle complex employment matters in a smart and efficient manner while always keeping...

By: Leiann Laiks, Esq It’s that time of year for California employers to review and update their employment and HR policies. Be sure these changes aren’t just made in your company’s employee handbook but that your HR/management teams are aware of the laws and...

By: Serge Filatov, Esq. Navigating the landscape of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans can be a crucial step for business owners seeking to launch, sustain, or expand their businesses. This guide aims to provide potential borrowers with an in-depth understanding of SBA loans, highlighting...

By: Jack Easterbrook, Esq. Introduction As aptly stated by Daniel King in Mother Jones, “[it’s] a riveting, baffling and/or solemn day in this country when the highest court must step in to adjudicate a definitional dispute as basic as this: does “and” mean “and”?...

Leiann Laiks has over 20 years of experience as an employment attorney. Leiann’s practice focuses on advice and counseling, employment law compliance, review and drafting of HR policies and practices, contract drafting and negotiation, workplace investigations and dispute and litigation resolution. Prior to joining...

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