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Category Archives: High Technology Law

Sins of Wages

Both employers and employees need to review their wage statements for the new year, because California has amended Labor Code 226 to identify nine types of information that has to be on each wage statement: (1) gross wages earned, (2) total hours worked by the employee, except for any employee whose compensation is solely based on […]

Don’t Let Your Company Be a Software Theft Ring

Would you encourage your employees take a five-fingered discount from the office supply store? Probably not. Would you cheat a hard-working employee by not paying her? Of course not. However, in the press of the Great Recession, software piracy is still prevalent, and lax controls on software may be jeopardizing your company. When buying new […]

Privacy? You Don’t Got No Stinkin’ Privacy!

When someone subpoenas subscriber information from an internet service provider, does the subscriber have an expectation of privacy? In California, at least, the answer seems to be: No. In People v. Stirpo, (Second District Court of Appeal, May 16, 2011), the defendant challenged the search warrant to the internet service provider (“ISP”) that sought information […]

What It Means to Be Your Consigliere

Contrary to popular perception, “consiglieres” date from times long before the 20th century. The term derives from the Latin “consiliarius” – a counselor. Every leader needs an advisor skilled in what the law requires – and what the law allows. Let’s start off with a few provisos. Bay Oak Law is a “classical” consigliere. It […]

Investing in a Little Law

A big worry for stockbrokers about 15 years ago was the rise of the day trader, people who would trade stocks on their own account, paying a minimal charge for each trade. Stockbrokers feared this would be a disaster, but it proved to be a boon. Day traders, focused only on the next trade, were […]

The Right Fit

by: Andrew K. Jacobson © 2003, Bay Oak Law In recent years, new business owners have had several entities to choose from, depending on the needs of the business and the owners. The two most important factors in deciding the right business entity are limited liability and the tax treatment. Limited Liability. “Limited liability” is […]

When Employees Must Leave

By: Andrew K. Jacobson © 2004, Bay Oak Law A worker leaving involuntarily is often a heart-wrenching experience for both employer and worker. While anyone who has ever been employed can sympathize with the employee’s loss of wages and benefits, the employer is also often troubled. A smart employer will try to avoid such troubles […]

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