Until last year, California employers with five or more employees could pre-screen applicants using criminal background checks or by asking questions on a job application. A new law, however, called the Fair Chance Act (Govt. Code 12952) prohibits employers from asking applicants about criminal history before the employer makes a job offer. Employers are now limited to conducting criminal background checks only after making a job offer to an applicant.

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ECG would like to bring to your attention active email scams that malicious actors are distributing and the scam is creating emails that impersonate inside company personnel. Scammers do this to convince people to send money or gift cards to the sender.  Some are impersonating company personnel of authority, being so bold as to request wire transfers to be completed.  This often occurs by hackers associating the names of inside personnel to outside free email accounts, such as those set up on Gmail, Yahoo and AOL.  This type of scam is aimed at getting the recipient to transfer money or send sensitive information to a hacker acting as a trusted source. 

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Enterprise Counsel Group is pleased to announce that J. Michael Vaughn, a highly regarded corporate attorney with deep roots in Southern California’s diverse business community, is now an ECG shareholder. 

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Irvine, California – Enterprise Counsel Group, ALC (ECG), a leading business trial, appellate and corporate law firm, announces a major decision in the Delaware Court of Chancery in a case brought by Applied Energetics, Inc., an Arizona-based energy technology company, against its former Principal Executive Officer, George Farley.

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Despite all the invective political banter, surprisingly few know the answer to this question.  Many assume it is because President Trump is unhinged (or being controlled by the Russians).  Others think it is because Governor Brown and the Democratic super majority who control California public policy are out of control.  Surprisingly, though, the current legal battle is just the latest chapter in our Nation’s long struggle to define the boundary between state sovereignty and federal supremacy. 

But what triggered this latest round of a long-standing dispute?

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