Legal Disclaimer

This website may constitute an attorney advertisement and does not contain legal advice. This Disclaimer and the following Terms and Conditions constitute the usage agreement for this website and any Firm-sponsored blog linked to this Site (collectively, the “Site”). Your continued navigation within and viewing of this Site constitutes an affirmative agreement to be bound the terms contained within this usage agreement.  If you do not agree to these terms of use, do not use the Site.

License Information


This Site is owned by Boucher Law a/k/a Boucher Labor & Employment Law (“Firm”).  The Firm’s attorneys represent clients in management-side labor and employment law matters throughout California.  The Firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice law in the State of California only and maintains offices in the Counties of Alameda and Los Angeles in the State of California. None of the attorneys of the Firm are “specialists” as certified by the California State Bar.  Any and all information published on this Site is specific to the State of California, unless otherwise specified. 


The Firm or its attorneys does not seek to represent anyone based solely on a visit to this Site and does not wish to represent anyone seeking representation based on viewing this Site outside of the State of California. Likewise, the Firm or its attorneys do not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this Site in a state where this Site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. To the extent this Site is visible outside of California jurisdiction, the Firm and its attorneys have no intent to reach individuals or companies seeking legal representation or counsel for matters which require the admission to practice in any other jurisdiction or the knowledge of the law in any other jurisdiction.  This Site is not intended to be an advertisement for legal services to be performed outside of the State of California.


Attorney Advertising and Communication


The information on this Site is for general information purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. This Site is considered a form of attorney “advertising” as defined by § 6157(c) of the California Business and Professions Code and a “communication” as defined by Rule 1-400(A) of the California Rules of Professional Conduct. In accordance with California State Bar Formal Ethics Opinion 2001-155, this Site intended to be communications and not solicitations.


Site Purpose and Information is Provided “As Is”


This Site is published and maintained for general educational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any subject matter whatsoever. The Site and its contents are provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Nothing on this site should be interpreted in any way as constituting the giving of legal advice, or the practice of law. Your use of the Site is at your own risk. Due to frequent changes in the law, some of the information on the Site may not reflect the current state of the law, and the content and interpretation of the law addressed herein is subject to revision.


In the event you are a client of our Firm, only information communicated to you directly by our attorneys may be relied upon, even if said advice seems to contradict the information contained herein, and nothing contained within this site is meant to supplement, complement, or otherwise relate to any advice you receive during any direct communication, past, present, or future. We are not responsible for any action taken by a reader based upon any information on this site without our express written consent.


Links to third-party Sites published on this Site are provided for your convenience only and do not necessarily imply the Attorney’s or the Firm’s endorsement, recommendation, or approval of the third-party websites, their content, or the services/products provided by their operators or the persons who maintain them, nor do such links imply an association between the third-party websites (and/or their operators) and the Firm or its attorneys. Neither the Firm or its Attorneys are responsible for the content and accuracy of information contained on third-party websites.  Any inclusion on this Site of material from identified sources is for educational purposes only and is not intended to infringe on the copyrights of the identified sources. 


Please be aware that we do not control these other websites and, therefore, these terms and conditions of use are specific to this Site. We have no control over, or liability arising from information which may be found on other websites. Legal information may be presented on these other websites. We have no control over the information found, and you use it at your own risk. In some cases, explicit material may be located on other websites.  Always speak with your own attorney regarding the content contained on this Site or any other websites. We do not endorse or recommend any information which may be referenced on other websites. The decision to rely on information found on this Site or on a linked website is solely at your own risk. We accept no liability for injury or damage resulting from your decision to use any product, information or instruction found on this Site or on any other websites linked to this Site.


Disclaimer; No Legal Advice Intended


The information provided within this Site is not a substitute for professional legal advice. All of the content is for general information purposes only. Always seek the advice of a qualified legal professional regarding any issues that may interest you.  You should not disregard professional advice or refrain from seeking professional advice because of anything contained in this Site. The information contained herein is general and educational in nature.  


Neither the Firm or its attorneys are responsible for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site or for damages that arise from your use of the Site under any circumstances, and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. No viewer of this Site, client or otherwise, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in this Site without seeking appropriate legal advice (in consideration of the particular facts and circumstances at issue) from an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the viewer’s state.  The Firm and its attorneys do not necessarily support the views expressed in all articles contained on this Site and cannot guaranty their accuracy. Likewise, the Firm and its Attorneys do not necessarily support the views expressed in visitor comments posted in response to blog articles maintained on this Site and cannot guaranty their accuracy.


No Guarantee of Results


In accordance with the rules of professional responsibility, the Firm emphasizes that no representations, testimonials, or endorsements on this Site constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal matter.  Some of the case summaries, reports of past results and individual attorney biographies on this Site describe past matters handled for clients of the Firm and the Firm’s attorneys. These descriptions are meant only to provide information to the public about the activities and experience of our attorneys. They are not intended as a guarantee that the same or similar results can be obtained in every matter undertaken by our lawyers. You must not assume that a similar result can be obtained in a legal matter of interest to you. The outcome of a particular matter can depend on a variety of factors – including the specific factual and legal circumstances, the ability of opposing counsel, and, often, unexpected developments beyond the control of any client or attorney.


No Attorney-Client Relationship


There is no attorney-client relationship created by any information given on this Site, and nothing in this Site shall be construed or interpreted to mean that an attorney-client relationship has been formed.  Your use of this Site does not make you a client of the Firm or even a prospective client of the Firm.  The viewing, transmission, and receipt of information contained on this Site, in whole or in part, or communication with our Firm via the Internet or e-mail through this Site, do not constitute or establish a attorney-client relationship between our Firm and any recipient. Contacting the Firm or its attorneys through this Site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the Firm’s attorney or between you and the Firm. Leaving a comment on the blog maintained on the Site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the Firm’s attorney or between you and the Firm.


Since any such communication may not be secure and is not confidential, please do not send sensitive or confidential information in response to this webpage until such time as an attorney-client relationship is actually established.  Such responses will not create an attorney-client relationship, and whatever you disclose to our Firm or its attorneys will not be privileged or confidential unless we have agreed to act as your legal counsel and you have executed a written engagement agreement with our Firm. No attorney-client relationship will be formed without a written engagement agreement that is signed by the Firm’s attorney and a client and that defines the scope of the representation of the client by the Firm’s attorney. 


If you have confidential information that you would like to give to the Firm, please communicate with one of the Firm’s attorneys in person or by telephone, and do not fill out any form on this Site or by sending an unsolicited email to the Firm or its attorneys.  If you communicate with us by email in connection with a matter for which we already represent you, you should note that the security of Internet email is uncertain. By sending sensitive or confidential email messages that are not encrypted, you accept the risks of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.


Non-Confidentiality of Use of Site


Nothing on this Site is intended to guaranty, warranty, or predict the outcome of a particular case and should not be construed as such a guaranty, warranty, or prediction. Any information sent to the Firm by internet, email, or through this Site is not secure and is sent on a non-confidential basis.


No Harmful Actions Directed To The Firm


You agree not to interrupt or interfere with the operation of the Site in any way. You agree not to link the material on this Site to another website, or frame or otherwise associate material from the Site, with any other entity or website, without the Firm’s prior written consent. Any authorized link to the Site must include the Terms and Conditions/Disclaimer content.


You agree not to use the Site for anything other than a lawful and legitimate purpose. You agree not to use the Site in connection with any activity that violates the rights of anyone else, or which the Firm may, in its sole discretion, deem to be potentially unlawful, abusive, offensive, malicious, or harmful. You agree not to harvest or use displayed email information for spamming purposes. You agree not to restrict any other person from using the Site. The Site is not intended for use by anyone under 19. The Firm reserves the right to deny or refuse access to the Site to anyone.


Online Privacy Policy


The Firm recognizes the importance of your privacy. This online privacy policy is meant to inform users of our Site about the information we collect online and how that information will be used. The Firm’s Site may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, address, the time of visit, duration, the specific content accessed, the type of web browser and/or operating system and software you use, your IP address, your website addresses, CPU speed, traffic patterns, and similar information (“personally identifiable information”). We may use this personally identifiable information to adjust the Site, to identify interest levels in the Firm and its practice, and to develop the Firm, and such personally identifiable information may also be collected and used by the Firm’s website host or other related third parties.  The Firm also will collect e-mail addresses from the e-mails you send us. 


The Firm will use the personally identifiable information we collect online only to send you information about Firm events or publications. We do provide you the opportunity to be removed from our mailing lists. We may also send you communications via postal mail. If you are receiving postal mail communications from us and wish to no longer receive them, please email us at info@Boucher.Law to ask us to remove you from our postal mailing list.  We may also contact you by phone where you provide your phone number, in connection with the service request, comment, or inquiry you submit to us via the Site. If you do not wish to be contacted by phone, please indicate that to the individual who is calling you on our behalf, and we will remove your phone number from our contact list.  The data we hold is kept securely and only accessed by authorized personnel. 


When you communicate with our Firm, you may be asked to provide us with your identification information and facts relating to your case. We will not sell or reveal to any third party any of this personal information, except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws, investigations, or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant.  


We do not guarantee that any security precautions employed on the Site will protect against hackers or unauthorized entry by third persons and the Firm expressly disclaims any liability for any loss, misuse, alteration, theft, of, or unauthorized access to, any personal information you provide through the Site. 


The Site may employ “cookie” technology. A cookie is an amount of data we may send to your computer’s hard drive that the Site can read and which helps the Firm keep track of how you use the Site. You may adjust your web browser not to accept cookies from the Site, or may delete any such cookie from your computer.  The major browsers have attempted to implement the draft “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) in their latest releases. The Firm’s Site is not compatible with DNT and so do not recognize DNT settings.


In the event the Firm, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired, or in the unlikely event that the Firm goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, Site user information, including personally identifiable information, would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You agree that the acquiror of this information under these circumstances may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.


The firm may revise this policy or any part of it at any time. We suggest you review the policy periodically for changes.  If you want us not to make any further use of any personal information that you may have submitted, please let us know by email at info@Boucher.Law.


California Privacy Rights


Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California users are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. The Firm does not sell or share your personal information with third party companies (except with business affiliates owned in whole or in part by the Firm) for their direct marketing purposes without your consent.


IRS Circular 230 Disclosure


To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any US tax advice contained in this Site is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, for the purposes of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code, or (ii) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any matter addressed in this Site.  See IRS Circular 230 for additional information.


Jurisdiction


Any claim related to the Site shall be governed by, construed, and enforced under, the laws of the State of California without reference to its choice of law provisions, and as applied to agreements made and entirely performed in California. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute shall reside in the courts of the State of California, County of Alameda or in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, California. Access, viewing, or use of the Site constitutes the user’s express consent to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of the State of California over your person and over the subject matter for purposes of any such actions, including consent to service of process issued by such courts.


If any provision of this Disclaimer or these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Disclaimer or these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. Save where a further legal notice appears on a particular web page of the Site, this entire agreement constitutes the whole of the usage agreement.


Service Marks


“Boucher Law,” “Boucher Law & Employment Law,” the Firm’s gray font with a green legal pillars logo, and the descriptor “Practical Solutions for Today’s HR” appearing on the Site, are service marks of the Firm. They may not be used without prior written permission of the Firm. All rights are reserved.


Unauthorized Use and Copyright


All editorial content and graphics on this Site are protected by U.S. copyright and international treaties and may not be copied without the express permission of the copyright holder, which reserves all rights. Re-use of any of editorial content and/or graphics online for any purpose is strictly prohibited. The materials from this Site are not available for commercial, informational or noncommercial uses online or offline unless express written permission is given. Copying or adapting the HTML or any other language created to generate these pages is also strictly prohibited and protected by copyright. Unauthorized use or reproduction of any information contained on this Site is strictly prohibited and may violate applicable laws.


If you want further information about the Firm or this Site, please visit the Contact Us page. Christopher K. Boucher is the attorney responsible for this Site. 

 

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321 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204

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