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Labor & Employment New rules limit use of independent contractors, creating significant liabilities and penalties for California employers

On September 18, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill No. 5 (AB 5) into law, regarding the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors. The new law will have far-reaching effects with respect to employee classification, tax ramifications, and corporate structuring. On the most basic level, the law will affect employer costs with […]

Risks and challenges in the mining and energy sectors

Jordi Ventura’s article, “Risks and challenges in the mining and energy sectors: failure to obtain a ‘social licence to operate’ can threaten a project’s viability,” was published in Financier Worldwide’s Special Report on Energy & Natural Resources on September 19th, 2019.

Litigation New Matter: Federal Circuit Report

Rex Hwang and Shenel Ozisik wrote the Federal Circuit Report which appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of New Matter, Vol. 44, No. 2. The article discusses the recent decision in PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC v. Apple Inc. in which the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and Appeals Board’s cancellation of U.S. Patent No. 7,802,310 […]