Litigation is an inevitable part of business, but how much so depends in part on how proactive you are in preventing cause for lawsuits. One of the highest sources of claims is employees, and an increasingly growing reason for suing is over wage and hour violations.
It is critical for both employers and employees to be aware of what constitutes wage theft. For example, plenty of employers try to get out of paying overtime. California has strict laws on what accounts for overtime, so business owners need to make sure they do not inadvertently run afoul of the law.
Music fans in California will likely recognize the song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan. This famous tune inspired the name of the Heaven's Door brand of whiskey, which debuted this year in collaboration with the famous songwriter. However, the name has also inspired a trademark infringement lawsuit. Heaven Hill, a large distillery, filed a complaint in federal court because the whiskey producer considers the name and logo of Heaven's Door whiskey confusingly similar to its brand.