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No matter what the charges are, taking out an ad to defend yourself isn't a good idea--at least until the Supreme Court has its say.

By Steven C. Bahls Originally published Sep 1, 2002

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Just when your business is going strongly, a group ofdisgruntled former employees accuses you of unfair laborpractices--and makes headlines. Scrambling to put out the fire, yousend out press releases and appear on the local news defending yourcompany's record. But if you do business in California,you'd better be especially careful about what you say.

The reason is a California Supreme Court decision released inMay. The case concerned a large corporation, but some seeimplications for all businesses.

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