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Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani LLP Prevails In An Employment Discrimination Arbitration

Posted on May 14, 2019
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Attorneys Navid Yadegar and Navid Soleymani recently won a hotly contested arbitration involving employment discrimination. The case involved a woman, Elizabeth Carter, who was fired for her disability. At issue in the case was whether the employer, Dunn Edwards, had an obligation to keep employing Ms. Carter even though she could not perform some of the duties of her position due to her disability. Ms. Carter’s story began when she submitted an … Read More

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What Is a “Joint Work” and Who Owns Its Copyright?

Posted on May 10, 2019
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A “joint work” is a work prepared by two or more authors with the intention that their contributions be merged into inseparable or interdependent parts of a unitary whole. See 17 U.S.C. § 101. A collaborative effort is only classified as a joint work if each author made independently copyrightable contributions to the work and if the authors fully intended to be coauthors. The phrase “independently copyrightable contributions” implies that if all of the authors of the … Read More

Does the Creator of a Copyrighted Work Always Own the Copyright?

Posted on May 6, 2019
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When we create something, we generally want to be given credit for it. A copyright is perhaps the greatest legal method of ensuring that you will receive credit for the work you created. A copyright is the legal term used for the rights given to the owner to reproduce, distribute, display and create adaptations of a protected work. A few types of works that can be protected by copyright are literary works (novels, poems, … Read More

How Deductions for Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements Were Eliminated

Posted on January 9, 2019
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Nondisclosure agreements (NDA) are notoriously common during workplace sexual harassment settlements. For many decades, your employer could settle a confidential sexual harassment claim and receive a tax deduction. However, a recent tax reform bill forces your employer to choose between using an NDA and receiving a tax deduction. Section 13307 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) states that no tax deductions are available for “any settlement related to sexual harassment … Read More

Did Religious Discrimination Ruin My Job Interview?

Posted on December 28, 2018
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A man from Menlo Park claims that he was asked inappropriate questions during a job interview in October 2017. The interviewer allegedly asked about the man’s religion and said that the interviewee could be a bad fit because he can’t drink due to his religion. The company culture at that business includes going out to drink with team members, but the interviewee said he was fine with the drinking. The man’s job … Read More

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