Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Bee Wary of Tuna Prices

By | April 29th, 2021|Business Law|

Business owners and executives must be cautious about business practices that could subject them to criminal liability.  On April 28, 2021, two former executives of Bumble Bee Foods avoided jail time due to their cooperation with prosecutors in connection with their part in a scheme to fix the price of canned tuna. Ken Worsham, former [...]

Power Prices are Heating Up

By | April 21st, 2021|Business Law, Employment Law|

Pacific Gas and Electric Corp. faces new criminal charges for its role in the 2019 Kincade wildfire. The charges come after PG&E plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter relating to 2018’s Camp Fire. PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection in 2019.  The company is challenging the new criminal charges, although it acknowledges the findings [...]

A Shot in the Dark – Can You Ask Employees about Their Vaccination Status?

By | April 14th, 2021|Business Law, Employment Law|

Now that many Americans have received, or soon will receive, the COVID-19 vaccination, can you ask your employees whether or not they’ve been vaccinated without running afoul of employment regulations? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says that you can ask employees about their COVID-19 vaccination status. That’s because this question alone isn’t likely to cross [...]

Lower Accidents in 2020: Insurance Companies Ordered to Refund over-charged premiums!

By | April 7th, 2021|Business Law|

Due to the Golden State’s Covid-19 stay-at-home order last year, California traffic accidents dropped by half according to the Road Ecology Center at the University of California-Davis.  While many people suffered economically during the pandemic, it seems that insurers saw record breaking profits in 2020! As a result, California's insurance commissioner ordered auto insurers to report [...]