Lewitt Hackman

16633 Ventura Boulevard Eleventh Floor
Encino, California 91436, United States

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Mechanics Liens — Smart Tools of Construction Industry Professionals, and Bane of Property Owners

In 1791, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison proposed the first mechanics liens legislation in order to promote development in Washington. The Maryland Assembly (which governed Washington at that time) passed the proposed…more

Construction Contracts, Construction Industry, Construction Loans, Contractors, General Contractors

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Employers: Governor Expected to Sign Off on Paid Sick Time for Most Employees

California lawmakers voted 52-25 to pass Assembly Bill 1522. Written by Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), the bill would entitle most employees in California three days of paid sick leave to care for themselves, or for a family…more

Healthy Families Act, Healthy Workplace Act, Paid Leave, Sick Leave

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Personal Injury: The "Independent" (Defense) Medical Examination Required By Law

This is part of a series of blogs that discusses what a client can expect during various stages of a personal injury case. This post addresses what happens when the defense has the Plaintiff examined by a doctor in what is…more

Bodily Injury, Medical Examinations, Notice for Independent Medical Exam

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FRANCHISEE 101: Independent Contractors or Employees?

In Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corporation, another recent delivery driver case that arose in California, Affinity Logistics' drivers claimed they were employees and had been misclassified as independent contractors. The trial…more

Delivery Drivers, Employee Definition, Employer Liability Issues, Franchises, Independent Contractors

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FRANCHISEE 101: Independent Contractors or Employees?

In Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corporation, another recent delivery driver case that arose in California, Affinity Logistics' drivers claimed they were employees and had been misclassified as independent contractors. The trial…more

Delivery Drivers, Employee Definition, Employer Liability Issues, Franchises, Independent Contractors

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FRANCHISEE 101: Independent Contractors or Employees?

In Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corporation, another recent delivery driver case that arose in California, Affinity Logistics' drivers claimed they were employees and had been misclassified as independent contractors. The trial…more

Delivery Drivers, Employee Definition, Employer Liability Issues, Franchises, Independent Contractors

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Fraudsters Rising: IRS Impersonators Flooding the Phone Lines

There seems to be an uptick in phone calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, telling potential victims they owe back taxes and demanding immediate payment. They threaten lawsuits (or worse) unless…more

IRS, Phishing Scams, Scams, Unpaid Taxes

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Los Angeles County Ballot: "P" is for Parks, Prevention and Protection – or Profligacy?

The full title of Measure P is: Safe Neighborhood Parks, Gang Prevention, Youth/Senior Recreation, Beaches/Wildlife Protection Measure. The initiative seeks to ensure continued funding for these listed concerns via a $23 tax per…more

Public Parks, Urban Planning & Development

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California's New Sick Leave Law: New Posting & Notice Requirements Effective January 1

Big changes await employers in 2015, but even before the New Year begins, employers should add this item to their lists: Download the new Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) poster regarding California’s new…more

DLSE, Paid Leave, Posting Requirements, Sick Leave

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FRANCHISEE 101: Independent Contractors or Employees?

In Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corporation, another recent delivery driver case that arose in California, Affinity Logistics' drivers claimed they were employees and had been misclassified as independent contractors. The trial…more

Delivery Drivers, Employee Definition, Employer Liability Issues, Franchises, Independent Contractors

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Tax Implications: Selling Your Home

If you've lived at a property for at least two out of the five years before you sell your home, you can consider that property your primary residence or "main home", per the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS will then…more

Capital Gains, IRS, Primary Residence, Real Estate Transfers

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Cohabitation Agreements Make it Easier

According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report, more and more couples are choosing to live together – either in a premarital cohabitation arrangement, or in lieu of marriage altogether…more

Cohabitation Agreements, HHS, Marriage

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Modifications to Orders – Not All Family Law Decisions Are Set in Stone

When a divorce becomes final, a court issues rulings regarding spousal or child support, and child custody and visitation. These rulings are based on the circumstances of each spouse at the time of the divorce. However, those…more

Child Support, Divorce

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Pets or Threats? California Law Regarding Dog Attacks

How many times have you gone to the beach, only to spot someone's dog frolicking in the surf without a leash? Many people would cast a benevolent eye on such a scene, but in truth, these dog owners are violating Los…more

Dog Attacks, Dogs, Leash Laws, Liability

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Assembly Bill 802 Makes Arbitration Less Confidential

On September 30, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802) into law, amending Section 1281.96 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to consumer arbitration…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Confidential Information, Confidentiality, Transparency

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FRANCHISEE 101: Independent Contractors or Employees?

In Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corporation, another recent delivery driver case that arose in California, Affinity Logistics' drivers claimed they were employees and had been misclassified as independent contractors. The trial…more

Delivery Drivers, Employee Definition, Employer Liability Issues, Franchises, Independent Contractors

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Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

25-50 Attorneys

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