Lewitt Hackman

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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California Wage & Hour: Employer Q&A

Recently, the California Labor Commissioner cited a residential care provider for multiple wage theft violations, including for failure to pay minimum wage and overtime. As a result of the Labor Commissioner’s investigation…more

Employer Liability Issues, Fair Pay Act, Minimum Wage, Statute of Limitations, Timekeeping

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On the Road: Safer Rental Cars

A mind boggling number of cars are on the recall list for safety problems – including about 34 million American vehicles for defective Takata airbags alone. Additionally, last year was a record for the National Highway Traffic…more

Auto Manufacturers, Automobile Recall, Automotive Industry, Cars, NHTSA

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Save the MAMILs - Cyclist Injury & Death Statistics

According to a recent government report, MAMILs (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) are the likeliest of all age groups and genders to be killed or seriously injured while riding a bicycle…more

Bicycles, Bike Accidents, Bodily Injury, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving

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FRANCHISOR 101: State Bills re Franchisor Joint Employer Liability

With franchisors deeply concerned about joint liability for franchisee employees, more states are passing laws trying to prevent that from happening. Here are some states and measures that have passed: Texas enacted Senate…more

Employer Liability Issues, Franchisee, Franchises, Franchisors, Joint Employers

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FRANCHISOR 101: State Bills re Franchisor Joint Employer Liability

With franchisors deeply concerned about joint liability for franchisee employees, more states are passing laws trying to prevent that from happening. Here are some states and measures that have passed: Texas enacted Senate…more

Employer Liability Issues, Franchisee, Franchises, Franchisors, Joint Employers

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Living Like a Prince, but not Dying Like One

The media seems to be concerned with two primary subjects lately, and both topics continue to trounce each other in turn on social networks for attention: 1. The presidential elections 2. The death of Prince, and…more

Copyright, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property Protection, Personal Property, Popular

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Supreme Court Tells EPA Cost Does Matter

The Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) placed national limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The agency projected MATS to prevent 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700…more

Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Compliance, Energy Sector, EPA

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Amended FEHA Regulations: Employers Required to Update Harassment & Discrimination Policies

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act’s (FEHA) proposed amendments have been approved and go into effect April 1, 2016. All employers should review the regulations and update their policies. In large part, the…more

Amended Regulation, Anti-Retaliation Provisions, DFEH, Discrimination, Employer Liability Issues

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Online Negativity: How to Fight Back

The internet is a powerful channel for communication, with great strengths compared to other media. It has been referred to as the "largest public space in human history”. Internet communications can reach an unlimited…more

Anti-SLAPP, Communications Decency Act, Defamation, First Amendment, Online Platforms

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FRANCHISOR 101: State Bills re Franchisor Joint Employer Liability

With franchisors deeply concerned about joint liability for franchisee employees, more states are passing laws trying to prevent that from happening. Here are some states and measures that have passed: Texas enacted Senate…more

Employer Liability Issues, Franchisee, Franchises, Franchisors, Joint Employers

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Tax Planning Before Turning 70: What You Should Know About RMDs

Tax payers aged 70 ½ or older this year must take a Required Minimum Distribution, or RMD, from their traditional IRAs (Individual Retirement Arrangements), SEP (Simplified Employee Pension) IRAs, SIMPLE (Savings Incentive Match…more

Elder Issues, Excise Tax, IRA, Required Minimum Distributions, Retirement Plan

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Marriage of Davis: A Shared Roof = Shared (Community) Property

During the recession, we occasionally heard of couples who were divorcing, but still cohabitating. For economic reasons, neither spouse moved out of the house – they continued to share or divide financial responsibilities as…more

CA Supreme Court, Community Property, Divorce, Marriage, Spouses

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Mile Marker: Google Beginning to Clear Legal Hurdles for Self-Driving Cars (but many more ahead)

Can self-driving vehicles (SDVs) use the carpool lane? That may be a legal question for another day, as SDVs still have barricades to overcome before moving to the fast lane and becoming available commercially for consumers…more

Artificial Impairment, Automotive Industry, Driverless Cars, Google, NHTSA

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The Transformation of Transgender Rights in the Workplace

Gender transition and transgender identity has taken center stage in the media recently. However, out of the spotlight, the rights of transgender persons may be unclear to many. Transgender persons struggle with difficult…more

Best Management Practices, Corporate Counsel, DFEH, Discrimination, EEOC

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FRANCHISOR 101: State Bills re Franchisor Joint Employer Liability

With franchisors deeply concerned about joint liability for franchisee employees, more states are passing laws trying to prevent that from happening. Here are some states and measures that have passed: Texas enacted Senate…more

Employer Liability Issues, Franchisee, Franchises, Franchisors, Joint Employers

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FRANCHISOR 101: State Bills re Franchisor Joint Employer Liability

With franchisors deeply concerned about joint liability for franchisee employees, more states are passing laws trying to prevent that from happening. Here are some states and measures that have passed: Texas enacted Senate…more

Employer Liability Issues, Franchisee, Franchises, Franchisors, Joint Employers

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To Bifurcate, or Not to Bifurcate: That is the Divorce Question

Some divorcing couples may want their divorce resolved as quickly as possible. In California, the legal minimum time requirement that a dissolution can be entered is six months from the date of service of the Petition to the…more

Bifurcation, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

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Los Angeles Employers: Administer This New Policy, Stat!

In April, we wrote that Los Angeles City Council voted to enact a sick leave ordinance in Los Angeles, which will provide six days of paid sick leave to employees in the city. Last week, the City Council adopted the ordinance…more

City of Los Angeles, Local Ordinance, Paid Leave, Sick Leave, Wage and Hour

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Encino, California 91436, United States

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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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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

25-50 Attorneys

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