President Trump signed into law H.R. 1, which has a major impact on estate planning. The new law doubled the federal exemption for estate tax, gift tax and the tax on generation-skipping transfers (GST), starting January 1, 2018; the lifetime exemption for each of these taxes is now $11.2 million per taxpayer. Married couples together […]
Tim Lappen co-wrote the article below with Josh Cohen of City Light Capital. It was originally published on Financial Advisor on November 7, 2017. Most parents want their children to be knowledgeable in the ways of the world, to be able to operate successfully and to be in command of their own futures. And few […]
The legal landscape for California employers continues to evolve at the state and local level – ranging from prohibitions on inquiries into an applicant’s salary and conviction history, additional sexual harassment training requirements, to new immigration obligations. The following is a high-level summary of the most significant changes in state and local labor and employment […]
Upcoming changes to labor laws in California may significantly affect the process of engaging talent in the entertainment industry. Studios, agents and other representatives should be aware of the challenges and obligations presented by these new laws so that they do not find themselves in violation of them. Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown […]
Marty Orlick’s article “ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer Update: 99 ADA lawsuits dismissed as fraudulent and malicious” was republished by Hotel Online, HSyndicate.org and HospitalityNet.
Bob Braun’s article, “Homeland Security Warns Against Threats to US Infrastructure” was republished by HSyndicate.
Bob Braun’s article, “Homeland Security Warns Against Threats to US Infrastructure” was republished by Hotel Online.
A relatively long-established boundary on the subject of job interviews is the criminal history of job applicants. Five years ago, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission set forth its enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. In a nutshell, the EEOC guidance asserts that an employer’s use of an […]
Effective January 1, 2018, California employers can no longer ask job applicants about their prior salary. The law also requires an employer “upon reasonable request,” to provide the applicant with a pay scale for the position. Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on October 12, 2017, AB 168 applies to employers of any size. […]
Jim Butler’s article “Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: How to Avoid Litigation on Resort Fees and Other Mandatory Hotel Charges” was republished by Hotel Online.