Do I Have To Accommodate An Employee Who Uses Medical Marijuana?

Do I Have To Accommodate An Employee Who Uses Medical Marijuana?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Marijuana is well on its way to being legalized in the United States. I’m going to make a prediction right now. In about a decade’s time, marijuana will be legal to use in the United States. I say that because we are nearing a tipping point in...
I’m Going Into Business With My Best Friend. Do We Really Need a Partnership Agreement?

I’m Going Into Business With My Best Friend. Do We Really Need a Partnership Agreement?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
I had a law partner for 3 months. She and I were not friends before we partnered, actually, but we became fast friends once we decided to do business together. About a month later, she joined my law firm. It was temporary, though. Within a couple months, we disagreed...
Do employers have to ensure that their employees take meal and rest breaks?

Do employers have to ensure that their employees take meal and rest breaks?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Many employers in California know that certain employees are entitled to meal and rest breaks. But several years ago, there were multiple large class actions on the question of whether employers must “ensure” or merely “provide” breaks. In...
General Business Disputes Attorney

General Business Disputes Attorney

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
General Business Disputes No one ever begins a professional relationship anticipating that relationship will later turn sour. Unfortunately, contentious business disputes can still arise for any number of reasons.  When commercial litigation arises from alleged breach...
Operating Agreements

Operating Agreements

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
OPERATING AGREEMENTS All new companies should utilize written agreements outlining key matters such as personal liability, distribution of profits and managerial responsibilities, and how breach of contract will be handled in the event of a future dispute or lawsuit....
Disgruntled Workforce Means Problems

Disgruntled Workforce Means Problems

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
If you have a morale problem with your workforce, you better do something about it… fast. When you have a disgruntled worker, it always leads to problems. As a business owner, here are the problems I see when a person turns bad apple: They “poison the...
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