West Covina, CA asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Government Contracts for California

Q: Can the government tell my brother and I we cannot share employees between our similar businesses when we share offices?

We share land and office space and have a few employees that take care of customers and we split the salary. We are being told we cannot bid contracts we have had for years if we don't change this. It seems to me that many companies including law offices that will split office space and hire a joint employee so how can they discriminate against us like this? Is there somewhere I can look to see where this has been brought to court before?

1 Lawyer Answer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: What is the basis for their decision? Are these special contracts? Are you a minority-owned company with special access to certain contracts? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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