COVID-19: Rules Surrounding Employment Pay Reductions

What are an employee’s options when an employer makes a pay cut to an exempt employee? If they refuse, can they claim unemployment? In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are experiencing a severe decline of revenue. Therefore, they are resorting to...
Small Business Loans During COVID-19

Small Business Loans During COVID-19

Small businesses are suffering from the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration issued by both the President of the United States and the Governor of California. Many businesses are finding it difficult to meet their expenses and stay afloat during the closures and inabilities...
Invoking Force Majeure for Event Contracts During a Pandemic

Invoking Force Majeure for Event Contracts During a Pandemic

By Attorney Thomas F. Gallagher, Esq. Managing Partner GALLAGHER KRICH APC   “Force Majeure” occurs when an emergency that is unforeseeable at the time of the contract makes the performance of the contract objectively impossible.  Sometimes, a contract contains...
Do I need a lawyer to talk to the insurance company?

Do I need a lawyer to talk to the insurance company?

In short, yes, you generally should at least discuss your personal injury settlement with an attorney before you call the other driver’s insurance company.  The reason is that most insurance adjusters are in the business of limiting your claim, not necessarily...