3 Tips To Protect Your Trademarked Brand

You've taken great effort to build a recognizable brand in your industry. Now you want to protect that brand so it can retain its value. The first step is often to trademark your company name, logo, and any other relevant brand components. However, trademarking isn't enough. You also need to regularly protect and enforce the trademark. The government will process your trademark application, but they won't enforce it. It's up to you to ensure that others aren't infringing on your branding property. [Read More]

Three Common Mistakes People Make When Filing A Long-Term Disability Claim And How To Avoid Them

Disability insurance covers a portion of your income in the event that you become disabled. Typically, claims are paid by your short-term disability policy first. Then, once you've surpassed the time frame of a short-term disability as stated in your policy, you file a claim through your long-term disability insurance policy. Filing a long-term disability claim is a detailed, ongoing process. Fortunately, you can make the process less stressful by reviewing some of the common reasons claims are denied so that you're prepared. [Read More]

6 Steps To Take Following An Injury At Work

A normal day at work can change drastically if you're injured on the clock. Employers carry workers compensation insurance to cover the cost of medical care and lost wages if an employee is hurt at work, but if you want to qualify for those benefits there are several things that you need to do. When you're injured at work, take the following steps: Immediately Inform Your Manager or Supervisor If you get hurt at work, it is essential to inform your manager or supervisor right away. [Read More]

So You Finished Law School, Passed The Bar, And You Still Have To Go To School? Understanding California's MCLE

If you were one of the students who sat through the lectures on the minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements without paying too much attention, you may be starting to wonder how many you need and by when. Here is a bit of information that may help you stay in compliance for the next few years. After the first time, you go through the requirement cycle things should be much easier. [Read More]