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New Labor Code Section Prevents Employers from Using Out-of-State Choice of Laws Provisions in Contracts with California Employees - On September 27, 2016 Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law impacting the contract rights…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Another Year, Another Set of Laws: What California Employers Should Know

In keeping with California’s reputation of being an employee-friendly state, Governor Brown has enacted a number of laws, most of which go into effect on January 1, 2017 (unless specified otherwise below), that place additional…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Judge Blocks Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule

On Tuesday, November 22, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against enforcement of the Department of Labor’s final rule that would have…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Winds of Change: the NLRB Challenges Confidentiality Agreements and The Obama Administration’s “Call to Action” to Prohibit Non-Compete Agreements

This year, the federal government is challenging contractual provisions that regularly appear in private employment agreements. Both the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the Obama administration have challenged the…more
| Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Are You Allowed to Jailbreak Your Car? As of Today, the Answer is Yes.

Modern automobiles are operated by dozens of computers, known as Electronic Control Units or ECUs, which control almost all of the main functions in a vehicle, including engine control, fuel efficiency, and breaking. The…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Labor Code Section Prevents Employers from Using Out-of-State Choice of Laws Provisions in Contracts with California Employees

On September 27, 2016 Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law impacting the contract rights of California employees. Labor Code Section 925 imposes new limits on contract provisions that seek to impose choice of law and venue…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Leadership Structure of CFPB Ruled Unconstitutional

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its ruling in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday and determined that the single-director structure of the CFPB…more
| Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Intellectual Property Overview For Agribusiness

A company’s greatest assets may be its intellectual property. Properly protecting such assets then may be the key to continued success. Below are some questions to consider as a health check for your IP assets. 1…more
| Agriculture, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing

California Clamps Down On Surprise Out-Of-Network Bills

On September 23, 2016, Governor Brown signed AB 72, California’s surprise out-of-network law. The bill protects patients who seek care at an in-network facility from balance billing by individual health care providers who are…more
| Consumer Protection, Health, Insurance

Regulatory and Product Liability Overview for Distributors of Food Products in California

Welcome to California! California is a great place to live and work, and we are fortunate to call it home. But there is no sugarcoating the fact that California presents unique and daunting challenges to product…more
| Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Tax Amnesty Is Back in Arizona

The State of Arizona’s 2016 amnesty program offers significant benefits to most individuals and corporations with past-due taxes. Once again, Arizona taxpayers with many types of past-due state and local taxes will have an…more
| Taxation

The Impacts of South Korean Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd. Filing for Court Receivership

South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd. filed for court receivership on Wednesday, August 31st in South Korea after losing the support of its banks, setting the stage for its assets to be frozen as West Coast ports deny access to…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

HIPAA Security Rule Compliance for Providers & Business Associates in Three Easy Steps

On August 4, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the U.S. Health & Human Services Department (“HHS”) announced a $5.55 million HIPAA settlement with Advocate Health Care Network (“Advocate”), the largest…more
| Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Points & Authorities - Summer 2016

There Ought to be a Law: Consider This Alternative To Litigation - Government is becoming more intrusive. At the state and federal levels, a host of agencies and departments continuously create new rules for us to live by…more
| Bankruptcy, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Residential

Confirmation Of A Chapter 11 Plan: Good Faith In The Context Of “Artificial Impairment”

In order to confirm a chapter 11 plan, at least one class of creditors whose claims are “impaired” must accept the plan. The concept of “impairment” is very broad. Under the Bankruptcy Code, a class of claims is impaired unless…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts
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