In a decision published on April 27, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office determined that only a human can be considered an inventor. So, who owns the patent when artificial intelligence makes the invention? What are the practical and logistical complications inherent in artificial intelligence-created inventions? With technology advancing faster than the legal […]
On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“2021 Act”), which contains the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (“Economic Aid Act”). The acts contain changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) that are intended to limit assistance to small businesses that need the financial support. The […]
As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office in January, employers across the nation are best advised to prepare for the likely changes coming under his administration. Biden himself made that very clear on the campaign trail when he pledged to “check the abuse of corporate power over labor” and to “hold corporate executives personally […]
Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), California’s statute governing the classification of independent contractors, underwent fundamental changes on September 4, 2020 when AB 2257 became law. The new exemptions and revisions apply to exemptions for business-to-business relationships, referral agencies, professional services, performance artists, and other classifications. AB 5 codified the rigid “ABC” test for determining whether […]
Several new pieces of California legislation have either recently gone into effect or will take effect on January 1, 2021, impacting nearly all employers and how they handle COVID-19 related issues, leaves of absence, workers’ classification, discrimination disputes, arbitration agreements, union relations, and other miscellaneous issues. Our round-up will help you determine which key issues […]
An article by Eric Bardwell titled “California Admits Incomplete Gift Non-Grantor Trusts Work…For Now” was published by Bloomberg Tax on December 3, 2020. It was republished by the Tax Management Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal on January 7, 2021. Read the article here.
An article by Catherine DeBono Holmes titled “An Analysis and Protocol for Determining Legal Remedies for EB-5 Investments in Distressed Projects” was published in the November 2020 issue of the Regional Center Business Journal.
An article by Vince Farhat titled “Current Trends in CARES Act Tax Enforcement” was published by Tax Notes Federal on November 2, 2020. Read the article here, which is reprinted with permission from Tax Notes.
An article by William F. Capps and Vanessa Han titled “UCC Article 2 Implied Warranties (CA),” was published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law.
An article by William F. Capps titled “Services Agreement (Pro-Service Provider) (CA),” was published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law.