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Stephen R Jaffe

Stephen Jaffe’s Legal Guides

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  • I work in California and I lost my job by being fired, terminated or laid off; what are my rights?

    California is an "at will employment" state. That means for the same reason you have the right to quit your job at any time for any reason (we fought the Civil War for that right), your employer has t

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  • The Difference Between Attorney Fees and Costs

    WHAT ARE ATTORNEY FEES Attorney fees are the compensation an attorney earns for performing the legal services in a case. They are the attorney's "wages" or "salary" for doing work. Attorney fees ca

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  • The Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration

    Mediation Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution. Both sides of a dispute agree on a neutral third party, the mediator. Each party meets with the mediator and trys to come to an agreement. M

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  • What Attorney Negligence Is (And What It's Not)

    INTRODUCTION Our society is based upon certain rules we have to obey and live by. One of these rules is that, in going about the things we do in our daily lives, we must take care not to injure othe

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