When companies, large or small, in California bring together so many people of different backgrounds, beliefs, and educational pasts, there will undoubtedly be conflicting ways of thinking at times. In fact, many organizational leaders face daily challenges to reach amicable conclusions for issues that different people believe should be solved in different ways. Fortunately, the proactive and consistent efforts of such leaders to implement conflict reducing strategies can help to lessen their risk of experiencing a dispute that could hurt their organization's future and success.
In terms of geographic size and economic sway, California is the sixth largest economy in the world, surpassing France in 2016. As a result, California's employment laws are strict, and lawmakers allow for little exceptions. One example of such a law is the state's stance against non-compete agreements. Whether you are an employer or employee in California, it is important that you understand the state's ban on non-competes and how it pertains to you.
Owning and operating a company in California requires organizational leaders to be strategic and thorough in making decisions that will steer the direction of their organization's future. While they will encounter roadblocks along the way, it is imperative that they plan ahead to be able to effectively mitigate certain risks before they create a dangerous hazard. However, there are times when unforeseen circumstances, such as a cyber attack, can instantaneously compromise everything a company has worked so hard to achieve.
William Shakespeare wrote, "What's past is prologue." This is his way of saying what has happened already merely sets the stage for what's to come.
If you have recently created a trademark for your business, product or service, you want to ensure it does not fall into the hands of any other entity. Your trademark represents your product, brand and/or name. When someone else uses it, it may mislead consumers, destroy your reputation and affect your bottom line. Trademark infringement occurs when an entity uses a mark without your permission. There are steps you can take to defend your business against trademark infringement.