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August 17, 2016

Tips on Tips

In an effort to protect employee’s tips, the California Legislature, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”), and the courts provide rules and guidance for employers concerning the treatment of tips. Full Story






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


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


July 17, 2014

Preserving The Right To Foreclose After Accepting A Deed In Lieu

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


April 24, 2014

"Legendary" Case Confirms Guarantor's Independent Liability

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


January 22, 2014

Guarantor's "Sham Guaranty" Defense Harder To Prove

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



November 14, 2013

Proposed Regulation Crowdfunding: Highs and Lows

Capital Markets Advisory for 11/14/13 Full Story



October 21, 2013

Judicial Reference Provision in Loan Guaranty Held Enforceable

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 10/21/13 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



May 31, 2013

10 Tips For Angel Investors

Business Law Advisory for 5/31/13 Full Story



December 10, 2012

Lost Lien Priority Restored

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 12/10/12 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


May 2, 2012

Non-Recourse Loans May Become Recourse

Creditors' Rights Advisory 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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