Coachella Law Firm Hosts 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony

SBEMP LLC. hosts 3rd annual entrepreneurial awards to celebrate the business leadership of local area professionals. They were able to recognize the diversity, and excellence in the economic industry. SBEMP recognized those individuals in the Coachella Valley making a tremendous difference in the local community. Many local leaders under the radar were recognized at their Economic Leadership Conference. 

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New Updates To Assembly Bill 46

Women in California employed by the government have received new protection regarding wage discrimination through a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown, according to an article on the Sacramento Bee. Under Assembly Bill 46, wage discrimination claims can be pursued by female public employees through the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement or in court. Under the California Equal Pay Act, only employees in the private sector could pursue these claims. 

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Here’s Why You Millennials Should Seek STD Consultation

In the recent past, numerous reports have surfaced that the present young generations are engaging in more sexual intercourse compared to previous generations. This might be true. However, statistics from the federal, state and local departments show most of the youths are also victims of STDs, and they’re spreading the diseases at a high rate.

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Benefit of Using Alternative Dispute Resolution to Resolve Disputes

Going to trial is not the only way to resolve a particular legal dispute. Even if a matter goes to litigation, the two parties can always negotiate a settlement by undergoing the process known as alternative dispute resolution. The various methods of this process include mediation, negotiation, arbitration and collaborative law. Using ADR provides parties with a number of different benefits. One of our Palm Springs arbitration lawyer can explain to you how ADR can help resolve any business dispute.

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Is It Important To Be Honest About STDs?

How STD Laws Have Changed In California

The recently passed bill in California, SB239, has now softened the penalties when it comes to people who knowingly and willingly expose a person to sexually transmitted diseases, or STD’s. While there are certainly those that second guess this decision by the California legislature, the most important thing is make sure to be prepared in case if you are ever faced with such a situation. If you are a person who believes that have been knowingly infected with an STD by a sexual partner, our Palm Springs personal injury lawyer is the first person one should talk to.

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Planning To Develop Your Property? Why You Need To Go Through Land Entitlement Process

Whether you are planning to build a home, an apartment complex, or a shopping center on your newly purchased land, you may have to go through a land entitlement process. By definition, land entitlements are legal requirements between you and the concerned municipal authorities that allow you to develop certain types of buildings. In other words, it is the legal process of getting approvals for your construction and development plans.

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The Specifics Of Land Use Laws And Their Importance To Real Estate

Laws affecting the possession and use of land fall under the land use laws umbrella. Land can be used by an individual or business without ownership, including city workers, the government, and various public entities. Land may be frequented by service workers, mail carriers, and trespassers. Every state has special rules regarding land use including zoning, trespassing, eminent domain, and easements. These laws are important when a conflict arises.

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Understanding California’s Deceptive Trade Practices May be Trickier Than You Think

Many people may not be aware that California has yet to pass the Uniform Deceptive Practices Act. As a result, the State handles deceptive practices regarding Commercial trade through the California Business and Professions Code. More specifically, § 17500 et seq. Articles 17500, 17500.5 and 17505 are applicable in prohibiting false advertisements. In accordance with Section 17500, these violations can be punishable as a misdemeanor by a maximum fine of $2500, and/or up to six months of county jail time.
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Why Seek Legal Help in Construction Disputes

Disputes can occur at all stages of a construction project. Construction litigation is risky, the damage awards can be large, and professional reputations, and emotions are often involved. Our Palm Springs business litigation law firm understands the interests, and the stakes of those involved. Resolutions require pragmatic approaches, and experience. Representation is required for contractors, suppliers, architects, developers, tenants, engineers, purchasers, insurance companies, and sellers.  Continue reading

Top 3 Tips for Businesses Facing Litigation

If your business is facing litigation as a result of a contract dispute, our Palm Springs business litigation law firm can help both parties reach a resolution or take the case to trial if needed. Our firm has highly skilled attorneys with a proven track record of resolving business disputes in the most efficient way possible. Continue reading

The Legalities Of Cases Involving Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Most sexually transmitted diseases have serious consequences. Partners are often exposed due to lack of protection, and with no warning. Due to the implications, it may be possible to file a legal claim for damages. When an individual knowingly infects their partner with an STD, it is against the law. If they did not disclose they had an STD, they can be held legally accountable. SBEMP handles these types of claims. 

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Understanding the Notice Requirements of the California Open Meeting Act

What is the California Open Meeting Act?

The California Open Meeting Act is a law that allows members of the public and others to attend and get notified about meetings involving local and state officials (with some exceptions). Under this law, local and state agencies (or other government bodies such as “commissions, school districts”), must provide public notice of their meeting along with information about the items to be discussed.

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