are the most valuable asset in your business. Employees can also cost you a lot of time and money. Therefore,
prevention is a primary concern. Proper legal advice, sought and delivered before
problems develop, is key to success in management.
Education and Training
Employment laws and regulations are complex and change all the time. California laws, especially, differ from
federal laws and most other states; they impose detailed requirements on employers, are often counter-intuitive and sometimes
fly in the face of common sense. Education and training are essential if you want to
avoid the many traps for the unwary.
Investigation and Litigation
Unfortunately, litigation of employment matters can be exasperating, exhausting and expensive. If
you as an employer lose a discrimination lawsuit, you can end up having to pay not only your own lawyer, but also the
lawyer who sued you. So you need a lawyer who can find out the facts of the case and
who knows when it's best to negotiate a settlement and when to recommend
Non-profit organizations often don't do well while doing
good. Corporate laws that apply to non-profits are complicated, especially in conjunction with the myriad of tax laws
that apply. The firm can help you understand your organization's strengths and weaknesses, assist in establishing or restructuring
it, and can network with lawyers and accountants who are experienced in dealing with non-profits. Ms. Cumare is
especially familiar with the peculiarities of religious organizations.