New Questions Arise as the Federal Minimum Salary Levels for Exempt Employees Will More Than Double on December 1, 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued new regulations which increase the minimum salary levels that employers must pay its salaried employees in order for them to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards […]
Los Angeles area employers are now required by law to provide their employees with even more paid sick time off. On June 2, 2016 the City of Los Angeles passed a new ordinance (Ordinance No. 184320) (the “Ordinance”) requiring employers to provide employees working within the City of Los Angeles a minimum of 48 hours […]
Bob Braun’s article “Shake Up in Hotel Competition Standards: Key Takeaways” was published in Law360.
Cybercrime cost the world economy about $445 billion in 2014 and the 2015 numbers will be even higher. The cost of data breaches will reach $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. Worldwide spending on information security is estimated to reach $77 billion in 2015. In the midst of these astounding numbers, the role of the “human […]
In 2015 the California State Legislature passed AB 219, a bill that extends California prevailing wage requirements to ready mixed concrete suppliers, effective July 1, 2016. The new law represents a sea-change in California prevailing wage law. Previously, the law required only contractors working on “public works” to pay the “prevailing wage” specified by the […]
On April 18, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills – AB 1142 (Gray) and SB 209 (Pavley) – that together provide the most significant update to the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) in 25 years. Operators and lead agencies must be aware of these new changes and start planning for […]
On December 23, 2015, Hyatt Hotels announced that it had become the latest member of what has become a large club – hotel companies that have been the target of malware attacks. During the past year, virtually every major brand – Hilton, White Lodging, Mandarin Oriental, Starwood and Trump Collection, among others – have shared that […]
David Poitras wrote the article “New Bankruptcy Forms Already in Use” published in the Daily Journal.
Tim Lappen co-wrote (with Doug Freeman) the article “You Can’t Take it With You…What to do With Your Valuable Car Collection,” featured in Finish Line magazine, the official publication of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Checkered Flag 200, the Museum’s main support group.
Soon businesses with an online presence will be required to make their websites accessible to persons with disabilities or face litigation in state and federal court. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) already requires businesses with a physical presence to comply with exacting and numerous standards (e.g., door width, counter height, sidewalk slope, etc.) The […]