Lewitt Hackman

California Ballot 2016: Pros and Cons of Props 51-56

Californians must decide on 17 initiatives in the November election this year, and those are just the proposed measures of state-wide concern. Never mind the many local initiatives affecting counties and neighborhoods. The state…more
| Education, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Health, Taxation

Game Changer? Succession Planning Targeted by IRS

The Department of the Treasury wants to place limitations on valuation discounts that are currently commonly used to reduce asset values in family-owned and closely-held businesses, in an effort to increase tax revenue. The…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Pokemon Go Away: Monsters Creating Nuisance Problems

This game has been all the rage since July. Engadget reports over 100 million downloads of Pokemon Go, racking up $10 million each day in revenue for game makers Niantic, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo. It’s a beast…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Real Estate - Commercial

Employers' Guide to Los Angeles' Sick Leave & Minimum Wage Ordinance

Most Los Angeles employers know the City Council implemented a new sick leave ordinance for employees working within the City of L.A. on June 2016. However, as the Sick Time Benefits section was added to an existing Minimum…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Craft Brewers Scrap Over Catchy Names

The craft-beer industry is running low on names. There are more than 4,600 craft breweries in the U.S. – California leading the nation with over 500, according to the Brewer’s Association…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

FRANCHISOR 101: Outdated FDDs and Unregistered Franchises

The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") recently issued three Orders against franchisors for violating California's franchise laws…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Terminated: A Marriage’s End Should Not Lead to Employment’s End

Last month, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in Robert Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad (MRS) that an employer cannot terminate an employee for separating or divorcing – the processes of which apparently falls under the…more
| Civil Procedure, Family Law, Labor & Employment Law

FRANCHISOR 101: Reducing the Risks of Joint Employer Liability

With the risk of franchisors being jointly liable for obligations to franchisee employees, and franchisees exposed to unionization of employees if their franchisor is a joint employer, we present this list of 68 steps every…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Rocket's Red Glare: Burns & Other Injuries From Fireworks

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), about 230 people are rushed to an emergency room daily between June 20th and July 20th each year, because of serious fireworks injuries. More than half of these ER…more
| Personal Injury, Products Liability

Small Claims: When Litigating Without a Lawyer Makes Sense

Many people and businesses have disputes or suffer damages in the thousands of dollars, which they need to resolve or seek compensation for. The dispute or claim might involve the sale of used furniture or other personal…more
| Civil Procedure

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
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

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
| Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

FRANCHISEE 101: What to Do About Franchisor’s Harmful New Policies

Franchisees aren't always excited when their franchisor introduces a new policy. But if a new policy overreaches and might doom a franchisee's business, can it be stopped before it starts?…more
| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Wage & Hour: DOL Doubles Down on Salary Threshold

Considering all of the political movements regarding minimum wage, equal pay and other wage and hour concerns over the past few years, most employers could read the handwriting on the wall regarding overtime rules…more
| Labor & Employment Law

FRANCHISEE 101: Understanding Merger/Integration Clauses

Before a final agreement is signed there are often oral discussions, negotiations, and representations. There may be written memorandums of understanding or letters of intent. But, when the final agreement has a "merger" or…more
| Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law
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