Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

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

15 Things To Do To Protect Value After April 15

April 15, a date that lives in infamy. That is what FDR said about December 7, 1941, but many people feel the same way about April 15, also known as “Tax Day”. No one likes paying money to the IRS, even those persons who believe…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Intellectual Property

The Most Talked About Recent Employment Case That Probably Doesn’t Affect You: Young v. UPS

You may have been hearing a lot in the last few weeks about an important “pro-employee” case in which the US Supreme Court revived a pregnancy discrimination case against the United Parcel Service. What you may not be hearing,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Law Targets Employers Who Contract for Labor

Assembly Bill 1897 is essentially an effort to hold employers who contract for labor accountable for wage and hour violations, something the legislature has sought to do in various failed legislative attempts over the last…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Selling the Business to Divide the Assets, Part 1

This is the latest in my series discussing a recurring question: When a closely-held business is a valuable marital asset, how can its value be turned into cash? I’ve previously touched on two alternatives by which the spouse…more
| Family Law

Interns and Volunteers Protected from Workplace Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

We’ve written here about the abuse of interns previously. At the time, we were focused on the all-too-common practice of using unpaid interns to augment the workforce, a violation of labor law that occurs frequently in the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

A Reminder: Employers Must Train Supervisors on the Prevention of Abusive Conduct

Assembly Bill 2053 expanded the existing requirement for sexual harassment training under Government Code section 12950.1 to include training on the prevention of abusive conduct. Effective January 1, 2015, the law applies to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Can a Receiver Reject a Lease like a Bankruptcy Trustee?

QUESTION: I am a receiver for an operating entity. It has three offices. The rent for one of the offices is excessive and the business does not need all the space. I have approached the landlord about giving back some of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial
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