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June 22, 2016

Avoid Common Mistakes When Creating Commission and Bonus Plans

Employment Law Advisory for 6/22/16 Full Story


June 14, 2016

"A victory for property owner rights": How the Supreme Court's Waters of the US-related ruling impacts builders

"There will be many more reasons and many more opportunities to challenge jurisdictional issues, and that will generate some case law, and that will put some constraints on the reach of the federal government." says Hopkins & Carley special counsel and the former mayor of San Jose, Chuck Reed Full Story


June 14, 2016

Taking Title to Property in a LLC

Jennifer Johnson explores how you can take title in a limited liability company formed specially for this purpose, and why and when this makes sense. Full Story



June 3, 2016

Land Owners Need Not Wait for the EPA to Drop the Hammer

Real Estate Advisory for 6/3/16 Full Story


May 31, 2016

Directors Owe Fiduciary Duties to Creditors of Insolvent Companies

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 5/31/2016 Full Story



May 24, 2016

New Federal Overtime Rules Require Action by Employers in 2016

Employment Law Advisory for 5/24/16 Full Story


May 4, 2016

California Supreme Court Rules: "You May Be Seated"

Employment Law Advisory for 5/4/16 Full Story






March 8, 2016

Property Owners and Developers Take a Hit from Supreme Court

Real Estate Advisory for 3/8/16 Full Story



February 18, 2016

Appellate Court Severely Undercuts Chapter 11's Usefulness For Individual Debtors

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 2/18/2016 Full Story




January 13, 2016

Do You Need To Pay Employees For "Off-The-Clock" Work Time?

Employment Law Advisory for 1/13/16 Full Story


December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays, with Our Thanks and a Question

Employment Law Advisory for 12/18/2015 Full Story


December 3, 2015

Employee Training: Payment Obligations and Strategies for Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 12/03/2015 Full Story


November 12, 2015

Have You Established a Proper Workday and Workweek for Overtime Purposes?

Employment Law Advisory for 11/12/2015 Full Story


October 29, 2015

A Part Time Exempt Employee—Is it Possible?

Employment Law Advisory for 10/29/2015 Full Story






August 12, 2015

Pay Stubs Rules: A Trap for the Unwary in California

Employment Law Advisory for 8/12/2015 Full Story


July 22, 2015

That Didn't Take Long: California Amends New Sick Leave Law

Employment Law Advisory for 7/22/2015 Full Story






May 14, 2015

Sham Guaranty Defense Curbed by California Court

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 5/14/2015 Full Story




April 9, 2015

Lessons for Employers from the Pao Trial

Employment Law Advisory for 4/9/2015 Full Story


April 1, 2015

Get Ready for the New California Family Rights Act Regulations

Employment Law Advisory for 4/1/2015 Full Story




February 19, 2015

Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process—an Employer Prevails

Employment Law Advisory for 2/19/2015 Full Story


February 4, 2015

California's New Paid Sick Leave Law—Are You Ready?

Employment Law Advisory for 2/4/2015 Full Story


January 22, 2015

Typo Disastrous for Lender

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 1/22/2015 Full Story


January 22, 2015

Mendiola Decision Highlights a Key Issue - The Calculation of "Hours Worked"

Employment Law Advisory for 1/22/2015 Full Story


December 18, 2014

Happy Holidays, with Our Thanks and a Question

Employment Law Advisory for 12/18/2014 Full Story



November, 24 2014

Full Credit Bid Causes Loss of Insurance Proceeds

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 11/24/14 Full Story


October 30, 2014

Subordination Agreements with General Contractors are Enforceable

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 10/30/14 Full Story





September 10, 2014

Franchisor Not Liable for Sexual Harassment of Franchisee's Employee under FEHA

Employment Law Advisory for 9/10/2014 Full Story





July 17, 2014

Preserving The Right To Foreclose After Accepting A Deed In Lieu

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 7/17/14 Full Story





June 3, 2014

Is Telecommuting Now a Reasonable Accommodation?

Employment Law Advisory for 6/3/2014 Full Story


May 21, 2014

Is Your Standard Severance Agreement Subject to Challenge by the EEOC?

Employment Law Advisory for 5/21/2014 Full Story



May 1, 2014

May an Employer Request a Fitness for Duty Exam After an FMLA Leave?

Employment Law Advisory for 5/1/2014 Full Story


April 24, 2014

New Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Imposes Obligations on Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 4/24/2014 Full Story


April 24, 2014

"Legendary" Case Confirms Guarantor's Independent Liability

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 4/24/14 Full Story


April 16, 2014

Can An Employer Ban Negativity In The Workplace? Not According To The NLRB

Employment Law Advisory for 4/16/2014 Full Story



March 20, 2014

Are Your Wage Statements Compliant Under Labor Code Section 226?

Employment Law Advisory for 3/20/2014 Full Story




February 27, 2014

The EEOC's New Challenge to a 12 Month Maximum Medical Leave Policy

Employment Law Advisory for 2/27/14 Full Story


February 13, 2014

Avoid Common Mistakes When Creating Commission and Bonus Plans

Employment Law Advisory for 2/13/14 Full Story



January 22, 2014

Guarantor's "Sham Guaranty" Defense Harder To Prove

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 1/22/14 Full Story




December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays, With Our Thanks and a Question

Employment Law Advisory for 12/18/13 Full Story


December 11, 2013

Company-Sponsored Holiday Celebrations: Avoid the Obvious Risks

Employment Law Advisory for 12/11/13 Full Story


December 4, 2013

Beware of the Payroll Implications of Temporary Shutdowns During Holidays

Employment Law Advisory for 12/4/13 Full Story


November 14, 2013

Proposed Regulation Crowdfunding: Highs and Lows

Capital Markets Advisory for 11/14/13 Full Story


November 13, 2013

A Workplace Run Amok: Richie Incognito and the Miami Dolphins

Employment Law Advisory for 11/13/13 Full Story


October 30, 2013

Reconsidering Disclosure: Will the SEC Shake Up the System?

Capital Markets Advisory for 10/30/2013 Full Story




October 21, 2013

Judicial Reference Provision in Loan Guaranty Held Enforceable

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 10/21/13 Full Story


October 3, 2013

When is an Employee's Automobile Accident an Employer's Responsibility?

Employment Law Advisory for 10/3/13 Full Story


September 25, 2013

Anti-Harassment Training Due in 2013 for Many Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 9/25/2013 Full Story


September 18, 2013

Addressing Sale Proceeds In The Face Of Guaranty "Carve-Out" Provisions

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 9/18/13 Full Story



September 4, 2013

The Employee's Social Security Number Doesn't Match: Now What?

Employment Law Advisory for 9/4/13 Full Story



August 21, 2013

Health Care Reform: What Employers Need to Know Now

Employment Law Advisory for 8/21/13 Full Story







May 31, 2013

When is a Manager Not an Exempt Employee?

Employment Law Advisory for 5/31/2013 Full Story


May 31, 2013

10 Tips For Angel Investors

Business Law Advisory for 5/31/13 Full Story


May 22, 2013

What Does it Mean to Pay an Exempt Employee on a Salary Basis?

Employment Law Advisory for 5/22/2013 Full Story


May 16, 2013

As Summer Approaches, Is Your Business Contemplating Interns?

Employment Law Advisory for 5/16/2013 Full Story




April 17, 2013

What Does the Suitable Seating Requirement Mean for Your Workplace?

Employment Law Advisory for 4/17/2013 Full Story


April 11, 2013

New Form I-9 issued by USCIS, must be used starting May 7th

Employment Law Advisory for 4/11/2013 Full Story



March 13, 2013

Measure Twice - Part 3: Decisions At The End Of Employment

Employment Law Advisory for 3/13/2013 Full Story


February 27, 2013

"Measure Twice" - Part 2: Decisions During Employment

Employment Law Advisory for 2/27/2013 Full Story


February 13, 2013

"Measure Twice" - Part 1: Hiring

Employment Law Advisory for 2/13/2013 Full Story


February 8, 2013

Inside Sales Exemption Poorly Understood by Many Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 2/1/2013 Full Story


February 1, 2013

Employers Must Be Vigilant About Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege

Employment Law Advisory for 2/1/2013 Full Story



January 17, 2013

Adopting & Revising Employee Handbooks

Employment Law Advisory for 1/17/13 Full Story


December 12, 2012

Happy Holidays ... and a question for you

Employment Law Advisory for 12/12/12 Full Story


December 10, 2012

Lost Lien Priority Restored

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 12/10/12 Full Story


December 5, 2012

Company-Sponsored Holiday Celebrations: Avoid the Obvious Risks

Employment Law Advisory for 12/5/2012 Full Story


November 6, 2012

New Court Decision Clarifies Law on Rounding of Employee Time Cards

Employment Law Advisory for 11/6/2012 Full Story


October 24, 2012

Beware of the Payroll Implications of Temporary Shutdowns

Employment Law Advisory for 10/24/12 Full Story








August 22, 2012

EEO-1 Reports Due From Covered Employers On September 30th

Employment Law Advisory for 8/22/12 Full Story


August 22, 2012

Requiring In-Home Caregivers to Obtain Permits

Trust & Estate Litigation Advisory Full Story



August 2, 2012

Is a Lengthy Chargeback Period Permissible in a Commission Plan?

Employment Law Advisory for 8/2/12 Full Story




July 12, 2012

Update on Mechanic's Lien and Private Works Stop Notice Laws

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 7/12/12 Full Story


July 5, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law: Now What?

Employment Law Advisory for 7/5/12 Full Story




June 7, 2012

A Trust is Not an Entity, it is a Relationship

Trust & Estate Litigation Advisory Full Story





May 2, 2012

Non-Recourse Loans May Become Recourse

Creditors' Rights Advisory Full Story




April 17, 2012

Brinker Decision Clarifies Meal Period and Rest Break Rules

Employment Law Advisory for 4/17/12 Full Story



April 12, 2012

California Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Opinion In Meal Period Case

Employment Law Advisory for 4/12/12 Full Story


March 28, 2012

NLRB Poster Rule Upheld, Set to Become Effective on April 30

Employment Law Advisory for 3/28/12 Full Story



February 29, 2012

Omissions Are [Still] Not Ambiguous

Trust & Estate Litigation Advisory Full Story



February 8, 2012

Inside Sales Exemption Poorly Understood by Many Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 2/8/12 Full Story



January 5, 2012

New Notice Requirements Apply When Hiring Non-Exempt Employees

Employment Law Advisory for 1/5/12 Full Story


December 14, 2011

Happy Holidays ... and a question for you

Employment Law Advisory for 12/14/11 Full Story



November 2, 2011

The Continuing Fight Over Employer-Employee Arbitration Agreements

Employment Law Advisory for 11/2/11 Full Story


October 26, 2011

Update--New Employment Laws for 2012

Employment Law Advisory for 10/26/11 Full Story





September 14, 2011

Checking An Applicant's Credit History-Part 2: Assembly Bill 22

Employment Law Advisory for September 14, 2011 Full Story



August 31, 2011

The NLRB Announces A New Posting Requirement Under The NLRA

Employment Law Advisory for 8/31/2011 Full Story





July 27, 2011

Impact of Dukes on Wage and Hour Claims Uncertain at Best

Employment Law Advisory for 7/27/2011 Full Story




July 6, 2011

As Economy Evolves, Importance of Protecting Trade Secrets Grows

Employment Law Advisory for 7/6/2011 Full Story


June 22, 2011

The Dukes v. Wal-Mart Opinion: A Significant Victory For Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 6/22/2011 Full Story







March 29, 2011

Prohibited Transferees Will Try Anything

Trust & Estate Litigation Advisory Full Story


March 25, 2011

Proving Registration of Payable on Death (POD) Accounts

Trust & Estate Litigation Advisory Full Story


March 18, 2011

For Want of a Nail ... Neglecting the Small Things Can Impact a Deal

Capital Markets Advisory for 3/18/2011 Full Story





February 9, 2011

SEC Proposes Changes to Definition of Accredited Investor

Capital Markets Advisory for 2/9/2011 Full Story





February 26, 2010

Capital Markets Advisory for 2/26/10

SEC’s Interpretive Release on Climate Change Disclosure Full Story


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