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NavBat Says Goodbye to Brie Collings

After two years with NavBat, associate Brie Collings has left the firm to return to her home state of Nevada. Collings was a valued member of the NavBat team, providing corporate clients with guidance, drafting various agreements, and assisting the partners with litigation. “I am eternally grateful to have started my career practicing law with the...

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Paycheck Protection Program: Making Sure You’re Eligible for Forgiveness

In the wake of COVID-19, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which includes a Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The PPP initially granted over $300 billion in loans to small businesses before running out of funding. The PPP was refunded on April 24, 2020, but with the additional funding came additional...

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California Releases “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” List

March 21, 2020 — As we begin Day 2 of staying at home pursuant to the order issued by Governor Newsom on March 19, 2020, many of our clients are wondering whether they fall into one of the “essential critical infrastructure workers” categories. If so, these businesses may remain open until further notice. If not, businesses which continue...

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Navigato & Battin Prevails in Federal Jury Trial, Clients Awarded $2.6M

On December 10, 2018, a jury unanimously decided in favor of Navigato & Battin, LLP’s (“NavBat”) clients Dr. Linda Zhong and Enertrode, Inc. The case was filed by NavBat in California on Enertrode, Inc.’s claims against the defendants for breaching a contract, inducing a breach of contract, and misappropriating trade secrets. Defendants...

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Under a New Law, Employers Can No Longer Ask an Applicant for Salary History

A bill which takes effect January 1, 2018 will prohibit California employers from asking prospective workers about their salary history.  The bill, AB 168, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on October 12th and, according to proponents, will help close the gender wage gap.  For those following the legislative trend, AB 168 is no real surprise.  Two years ago,...

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Will Your Electronic Signature Hold Up In Court?

A frequent question we get asked is whether electronic signatures are binding.  Electronic signatures are those signatures executed through a signature service company, such as DocuSign, Adobe, or a company’s internal system.  For the purposes of this article, electronic signatures do not include those signatures whereby the signer actually signs a...

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