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Blog Posts in September, 2014

  • Tech Companies Sued Over Alleged Anti-Poaching Agreement

    Recruiting high tech talent is crucial to survival and growth in the highly competitive tech sector where even computer security specialists and web developers can earn in excess of $100,000 per year from Silicon Valley companies. Employees depend on competition to advance their careers, earn more and generate opportunities at competing companies that may offer a better fit, a brighter future or ...
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  • Be Sure You're Paid Accurately Under the California Minimum Wage Rate

    As of January of last year, California courts have adopted the new liquidated damages laws for minimum wage claims. If you feel you have been shorted for your California minimum wage salary, you have the right to fight for the liquidated damages caused you by the shortage. The current minimum wage in California is $8.00 per hour. The federal minimum wage sits at $7.25. In California, minimum wage ...
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  • Inventors Assistance Program for Independent Inventors of US Patents

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has a specifically geared to small inventors and entrepreneurs. Under the USPTO Inventors Assistance Program , inventors who qualify as a small entity (e.g., independent inventor, a small business, or a nonprofit organization) are eligible for a 50 percent reduction in the USPTO's filing, issue and maintenance fees. That translates into a savings of ...
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  • California Homeowners With Financial Hardship Have Options

    If you own and occupy a home in California and are having trouble making your mortgage payments, or have already fallen behind, there are programs to try and help. A useful, but by no means exhaustive resource can be found at the Keep Your Home California website. The Keep Your Home California programs are only available to homeowners whose mortgage servicing company agrees to the terms and ...
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