Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

The Nuts and Bolts of Digital Advertising

“We have the best mobile app on the market!” “Subscribe now and win an Apple watch!” “Download our software and we guarantee an increase in your business within 30 days!” That all sounds quite wonderful, actually. Where do I…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Uber Relieved or Uber Mad? What Does the Recent UBER Misclassification Ruling Mean for Employers?

Last week, the California Labor Commissioner ruled that Uber driver Barbara Berwick was an employee and not an independent contractor, as Uber classifies all its drivers. The ruling was based on the Labor Commissioner’s…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Another Bill Seeks To Increase California’s Minimum Wage

For the third year in a row, the California Senate is seeking to increase California’s minimum wage with automatic adjustments for inflation. Specifically, Senate Bill 3 proposes to raise minimum wage to $11 per hour on January…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Reporter – June 2015

Abercrombie & Fitch’s “Look Policy” Needs A Makeover After The Supreme Court Looked At It - The Abercrombie & Fitch clothing company is famous for their scantily clad models with six-packs and very little actual clothing…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Great News for Lenders—A Recent Decision Further Limits the Sham Guaranty Defense

Recently, and shortly after my visit to several lender clients to make presentations regarding, among other topics, the enforceability of commercial guaranty agreements and the sham guaranty defense, the California Court of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

Fore! Ponzi Scheme Lands The Golf Channel In The Rough

Receivers handling Ponzi schemes and fraud cases are familiar with the concept of suing the “winners” in the scheme to recover transfers made to them in excess of their investment. Such suits are based on the theory that the…more
| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Supreme Court Denies Review of PAGA Waiver Case… Again

In a move that will undoubtedly frustrate California employers, the United States Supreme Court has denied review of Bridgestone Retail Operations v. Milton Brown, a California Supreme Court case which held that Private Attorney…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Building Contractors Beware!! An Unreported Judgment Can Lead To A Suspension Of Your Contractor’s License And Payment Issues!

On May 18, 2015, the California Court of Appeals, Second District ruled in Pacific Caisson & Shoring, Inc. v. Bernards Bros., Inc. 2015 DJDAR 5486 that a contractor, whose license was suspended for failing to notify the…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

“I Have Seen the Future and It Works”…Because Workers’ Minimum Wages in Los Angeles Will Increase to $15 per Hour

In a message-sending 14-1 vote, the Los Angeles City Council voted yesterday to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. This increase will apply to small businesses, to part time and tipped employees, and to non-profit…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

This Is NOT A Long-Lost Episode Of Monty Python, But It Could Be: English Vicar’s Wrongful Termination Claim Is Thrown Out After Court Deems He Is Employed By God

Reverend Mark Sharpe filed a claim of wrongful termination (or “unfair dismissal”, as they call it in England) against his employer after being forced out by purportedly having his tires slashed, his post tampered with and his…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Reporter – May 2015

EEOC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Employer Wellness Programs — Some Employers Don’t Feel So Good As a Result. On April 20, 2015, just in time for the summer fitness fads and weight loss challenges, the Equal…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health

A Reminder: Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Starts July 1, 2015

A hot topic for legislators throughout the United States, last fall California became the second state to require paid sick leave. Effective July 1, 2015, California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 provides…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Receiver’s Sales Are Not Immediately Appealable In Federal Court

QUESTION: I purchased assets from a receiver. The court approved the sale over the objection of one of the defendants. The sale has now closed. I was just informed that the defendant is appealing the order approving the sale…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Wage Recovery Penalties Continue to Increase

Continuing in a trend that started in 2013, the California Legislature focused considerable time and effort on expanding liability and increasing penalties under several existing laws for 2015…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CONGRATULATIONS YOU NOW OWN THE LOAN! – CAN YOU ENFORCE IT?: A Recent Florida Court’s Potentially Huge Impact on Buyers of Commercial Loans

Perhaps nothing can be as frustrating for a purchaser of a commercial loan than being prohibited in court from enforcing the loan. It is well established law in both federal and state courts in California and throughout most of…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking
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