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Doug Larsen

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That Music Isn't Free!

Do you play music in your business?  Maybe you own a restaurant and play music from CDs or perhaps even hire a live band.  Be careful.  Due to a recent case, Range Road Music, Inc. v. East Coast Foods, Inc., playing that music may cost you a bundle. 

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Arbitration Clauses: What to do When Current Employees Won’t Sign

My colleague, Travis Stokes, prepared this blog on arbitration agreements.  We often recommend that our clients use arbitration agreements with employees.  You can avoid a jury and the process is quicker and streamlined.  You can also stay out of the public eye. 

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What Does March Madness Cost You?

I am a BYU alumnus.  My team played Tuesday at 6 pm California time, after the workday.  By the way, BYU overcame the biggest deficit in NCAA tournament history -- 25 points and won. 

BYU is on TV, and the Internet (CBS Sports if you are interested) right now -- smack in the middle of the workday.  62 other teams play today and tomorrow and I guarantee your company has a few alums of the schools in the tournament.  But they won't be watching, right???  Wrong!

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Follow the Money

The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments a few days ago in Kirby v. Immoos Fire Protection, Inc.  Kirby claimed, among other things, that his employer did not provide rest periods, and therefore was liable for the one-hour of pay for each violation. 

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