Monthly Archives December 2015

Trump 2016?! Check out this week’s Baric & Associates E-Newsletter!

Could Trump actually win this thing? If you’re talking about the GOP Presidential nomination, then many pollsters are saying “yes, indeed.” Though most analysts dismiss Trump’s chances to win the presidency outright, many predict that the polarizing figure has a better chance of winning the GOP nomination than previously expected. Find out why that is here! Check it out here! Like what you see? Subscribe here Subscribe to our mailing list to receive our e-newsletter directly (and conveniently) to your inbox every week.
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Harris v. Quinn — What happened and what are the implications?

Why we care: As a firm dedicated to upholding the value of free speech, particularly in the context of labor and politics, we  feel it is important our readers have an unbiased understanding of Harris v. Quinn.  In theory, unions are working to improve the employment conditions of members and nonmembers alike.  All union members, and until now, all nonunion members paid an agency-fee provision. Unions often use the money to support certain candidates or legislation.  The complication is that not everyone paying the fee supports the same policies, so some employees end up funding groups they do not approve
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Steve Baric to Represent Victim in Human Trafficking Case

July 11, 2013 Irvine, CA MEDIA ADVISORY Arraignment Hearing Contacts: Steve Baric Cell: 949 677-3688 WHO: Meshael Alayban, 42 WHAT: Will be arraigned for a forced labor human trafficking arrest. Steve Baric will be appearing to represent the victim in this case and protect her rights under Marsy’s law. WHEN: Today, Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Department C-5, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana Steve Baric is a seasoned trial attorney. Mr. Baric has tried over 100 cases including serious felonies in both state and federal courts. As a former Orange County Gang Prosecutor, Mr. Baric prosecuted the
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Steve Baric Interviewed on PBS

Our own Steve Baric was interview on for PBS’ So. Cal. Insider with Rick Rieff (http://video.pbssocal.org/program/socal-insider-rick-reiff/) regarding the Newport Beach Dock Tax issues. Watch this interview here Newport Beach Stop the Dock Tax: http://video.pbssocal.org/video/2319371846
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Workplace Grooming Policies vs. the Civil Rights Act (Title VII)

The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) has been shinning a light on companies who are not making dress code accommodations for religious reasons. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The rules of Title VII are complex but it appears that the precedent is becoming no matter what your policy is on tattoos, piercings, long hair, head scarves, etc. may need to modify for protected groups, especially religious groups. Recently an Oklahoma jury awarded $20,000 to an applicant of Abercrombie & Fitch (EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., Case No. 09-CV-602-GKF-FHM). She
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So Who Owns My Twitter Followers?

Social media is the wave of the now and future for promotions of products, services, and news. So who owns your Twitter followers, your Facebook fans, etc. A case pending in the Northern District Court of California, PhoneDog, LLC v. Kravitz will hopefully clarify it for us. This situation is an employee as part of his job for started a Twitter account to provide mobile phone reviews. He collected over 17,000 Twitter followers. When he left the company he changed the name on the account and continued to use it for his own use. PhoneDog claims that the Twitter followers
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Good News for California Employers

Finally, in a California Supreme Court ruling, California employers get a break. This ruling clarifies meal and break requirements in in the restaurant industry. The ruling in the class action lawsuit against Brinker Restaurant Corp. states that they must make meal and break periods available during certain types of shifts and keep records that these times are available but they do not need to ensure that the workers actually take the mandated break. In this ruling the opinion states , the court declared the law to be precisely what employees and employers have always thought: it is the employee’s choice
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What is the Strategic Business Counsel?

Together Baric & Tran and The Flick Group provide their clients a unique suite of strategic business law services tailored to each company’s individual needs and budget. Focusing on prevention, the On Demand General Counsel program offers risk analysis audits and strategic business consulting sessions designed to identify priorities and create a legal road map to minimize risk, manage your competition and maximize your profits by allowing you to focus on running your business. We are uniquely positioned law firm providing strategic intellectual property protection, licensing, corporate, financing, and litigation services. Our attorneys leverage their experience as lawyers, inventors, board
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Business Law

Baric & Tran provides an extensive range of services to assist businesses in their operations. Our experienced legal counsel is crucial in establishing new business entities, negotiating contracts, and preparing buy/sell agreements. We work with many clients from the inception of their business, providing assistance in general business planning and the maintenance of the entity. The Firm services encompass all aspects of general business counseling and representation. The involvement of our highly experienced legal counsel is a key step in ensuring the successful completion of our client’s business transactions. Business formation and structuring (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, General Partnerships, Limited
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Election & Government Law

Baric & Tran advises clients on a wide range of issues surrounding the conduct of elections and politics, including: Ballot security Election recounts and contests Recall efforts Voter registration matters Candidate qualification Nomination processes Ballot pamphlet issues The firm helps our clients incorporate or otherwise organize, creates operational bylaws and obtains recognition of tax exemption from federal and state authorities. Our services include drafting and analyzing state and local initiatives and referenda, including campaign related legal issues and post-election matters.
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