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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Calif. Employers Might Have to ‘E-Verify’ to Weed Out Illegal Immigrants

With a pinch of Arizona thrown into his recipe, California Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has proposed a law that would require the state’s employers to verify that workers are here legally via the federal government’s E-Verify system. He argues it would help save California taxpayers billions of dollars spent on services for illegals. But someContinue Reading

Does it matter how much my new spouse earns for calculating California Child Support?

Does it matter how much my new spouse earns for calculating California Child Support?

In most cases the answer is no. After a divorce or when there are children involved in a case, for child support or child custody, the case will last for years with modifications and reviews. During this time a spouse could ask the court for more visitation with their child, to pay less child supportContinue Reading

Underage Drinking and Driving in California- VC 23136 & VC 23140

You probably know that if you are over the age of 21, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level over .08%. You may even be aware of your right to refuse to take the road side breathalyzer test (referred to as a preliminary alcohol screening, or PAS test) if you have notContinue Reading

Do Traffic Cops Have a Quota?

Do Traffic Cops Have a Quota?

This is one of the classic debates of traffic court. Here’s what the law has to say on the issue in California. According to California Vehicle Code Section 41602, “No state or local agency employing peace officer or parking enforcement of this code or any local ordinance adopted pursuant to this code, may establish anyContinue Reading

Student’s Infliction of “Sharp Pain” Does Not Warrant Removal To IAES

An Arizona school district violated the IDEA when it removed an elementary school student with autism to an interim alternative educational setting (IAES) without justification. The student did not inflict serious bodily injury on another person, an ALJ concluded. However, the ALJ declined to award the student compensatory education, since the IAES provided him meaningfulContinue Reading