Recent Blog Posts

Coronavirus: School of Higher Learning

Currently, we have a Coronavirus Pandemic, but we can also turn a crisis into an opportunity; and, use some of our time as a SCHOOL OF HIGHER LEARNING. If we have children, they can learn what they may never have in school. … for an hour a day, if not more. For adults, we can … Read More

Serious Ongoing Concerns re: Hacking on the Internet

Hackers are highly motivated to obtain and then sell &/or use the information they obtain from illegal means of accessing the online files and records we have for illegal gain.  As such, there are serious ongoing hacking concerns each of us must be vigilant accessing the internet. In a most recent newspaper account, there was … Read More


Whether it is Valentine’s Day, an Anniversary, Holiday or Birthday, what you say can really help; it not only leaves a lasting impression, but it can bring a smile to the person with whom you are communicating, or because of the occasion you are celebrating. The same thing can be true when we SMILE, whether … Read More


On December 5, 2019, in a unanimous ruling, the California Supreme Court in the case of People vs. Guzman, declared prosecutors can use secretly recorded conversations and they are, therefore, admissible in criminal cases. This decision does not change the illegal status of secretly recorded conversations that are inadmissible in civil cases. Pursuant to Penal … Read More

Check Your Auto Insurance Policy Coverage

If you have not recently checked your automobile insurance policy and coverage page, this is a good time of the year to review your benefits (and the limitations or exclusions). Notably, automobile insurance rates are set primarily by a driver’s safety record and their annual miles driven. The following is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, and … Read More

Voidable Employer Agreements

A “voidable” agreement is one that may appear at the outset to be capable of being enforced, however, it can thereafter be attacked, invalidated, nullified, deemed not binding, void and unenforceable. In contrast, a “void” agreement from the beginning cannot be legally enforced. On October 13, 2019, the governor signed Assembly Bill 51, to be … Read More

Independent Contractor or Employee?

On September 18, 2019, California Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5 that establishes  the minimum requirements to be classified as an “Independent Contractor;” otherwise effective January 1, 2020, these individuals will be deemed employees with all of the rights and benefits typically afforded to workers. The background for the new law stems from … Read More


Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued restrictions on obtaining research grants using “fetal tissue” in order to qualify for federal funding. It is important to note that “fetal research” is generally research that is performed using living fetuses either inside the uterus (in utero) or outside the uterus (ex utero). However, fetal research … Read More


On September 19, 2018, our former California Governor Brown approved Senate Bill No. 1448 into law. It is effective July 1, 2019. Under the current laws, the Medical Board of California issues licenses to, as well as regulates and imposes discipline upon physicians and surgeons. Similarly, there is the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, State … Read More

Restrictions on State Agencies From Utilizing Convictions and False Statements

Effective July 1, 2020, AB 2138 becomes operative as law in California (approved and signed by the Governor 9/30/18), as follows: Under current law, the licensing and regulation of various professionals and occupations fall within the Department of Consumer Affairs. These state agencies are empowered to take disciplinary action against a licensee, including to deny … Read More