Pokala Law Blog

Protecting Your Intellectual Property When an Employee Moves On

According to a study performed by the Symantec Corporation, employees don’t seem concerned about stealing from one employer and bringing that competitive advantage to the next. In fact, half of the employees surveyed who lost their jobs in the past year admitted to keeping confidential information on the company they left, and 40% of those […]

Do This Before You Buy a Domain Name for Your Small Business

Do This Before You Buy a Domain Name for Your Small Business

Congratulations on becoming an entrepreneur and breaking away from the rat race. Now you are entering the world of business ownership, which has its own pitfalls to watch out for. You will come face to face with one of these dangers right from the start of the planning of your business – the potential for […]

What Does the Fair Day’s Pay Act Mean for Your Small Business?

What Does the Fair Day’s Pay Act Mean for Your Small Business?

As a small business owner, you could be liable for violations of the Fair Day’s Pay Act. What is this legislation designed to do and how can you meet the requirement? The Fair Day’s Pay Act has been set in place to protect employees, ensuring that they are paid a fair amount of money in […]

Civil Litigation Attorney San Diego

Does California Require a Contract for Litigation?

When you think about going to court over a breach of contract, you probably assume there is a written contract involved. However, this is not always the case. In fact, even verbal agreements can be argued in a court of law, especially if there are witnesses to the agreement. Of course, it is always in […]

Don’t Hire Your First Employee Without Consulting This Checklist

Don’t Hire Your First Employee Without Consulting This Checklist

Employment law in California is always changing, so as an employer, you want to be sure to stay updated so that you avoid potentially costly fines. Here are 5 things you should always check before hiring an employee. Confirm eligibility – You have to make sure that your employees are eligible to work in the […]

5 Things to Look for in a Business Attorney

5 Things to Look for in a Business Attorney

If you own and operate a small business, you no doubt understand the importance of having the right business lawyer on speed dial. So how can you choose the right lawyer for your business? Here are 5 tips: Honesty – You want a business attorney who will not only tell you the truth but who […]

6 Key Elements of a Partnership Agreement

6 Key Elements of a Partnership Agreement

A partnership is a common business formation type. If you are preparing to enter into a business partnership, there should always be a contract involved. What are the main things that you need to agree upon with your business partner? Here are 6 essential elements of the agreement. Other pursuits – You don’t want your […]