Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

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

New Law Seeks to Encourage Higher Wages Through the Public Shaming of Employers

One of the more interesting laws to emerge from the 2014 legislative session was Assembly Bill 1792. AB 1792 amends and adds sections to the Government Code, Unemployment Insurance Code and Welfare and Institutions Code…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Reporter – March 2015: A New EEOC Task Force for Strategies to Prevent and Correct Harassment in the Workplace is Being Created: This is an Opportunity for Employers to Implement Proactive Measures Now that Will Save them Money Later.

A New EEOC Task Force for Strategies to Prevent and Correct Harassment in the Workplace is Being Created: This is an Opportunity for Employers to Implement Proactive Measures Now that Will Save them Money Later…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

OMG! – A Simple Error in Preparing a UCC-3 Termination Statement May Result in the Loss of a $1.5 Billion Lien

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a secured creditor’s $1.5 billion security interest was invalidated due to an error in the preparation of its UCC-3 termination statement. A disastrous result which…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Can a Receiver’s Appointment Be Declared Void by Another Court?

QUESTION: I am a receiver appointed pursuant to stipulation in an action pending in superior court between a husband and a wife over the operation of a business they own. After operating the business for many months, I agreed to…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Family Law

Homeowners Beware!! You May Not Recover For Subsequently Discovered Construction Claims After Signing Construction Claim Releases

Homeowner, David Belasco (“Belasco”) [1] bought a newly constructed Manhattan Beach residence in 2004 from the builder defendant Gary Loren Wells (“Wells”). In 2006, Belasco filed a complaint against Wells with the Contractors…more
| Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Careerbuilder.com Issues Its Annual List of the Craziest Tardiness Excuses: Do Any of them Sound Familiar?

For some employees, it is not doing their work that is difficult, but rather getting to their work in the first place. While traffic is the most common explanation for tardiness, lack of sleep and bad weather are close…more
| Labor & Employment Law

An Effective Way to Fight an Objectively Frivolous Lawsuit

An angry client calls: “I have been sued.” But this time, there is absolutely no basis in law or fact for the lawsuit. The client asks: “Can I get the case dismissed and recover my attorney’s fees against the lawyer and…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Business Torts

EEOC Reports Statistics on Employee Filings for 2014

At the beginning of every year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports statistics on types of charges filed by employees and former employees over the course of the preceding year. These statistics help employers…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Medical Marijuana Update—More Confusion by the Federal Government

In my post of June of last year, I wrote about the dangers that commercial lenders may face should they provide financing to borrowers who lease to medical marijuana dispensaries real property that is pledged as collateral for…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

Some Thoughts on Keeping Good Employees

New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink wrote the book about motivation. His extensive research and analysis indicated that motivation for the daily grind of hard work does not necessarily come from the “big”, often…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Expenses Can Be Expensive: Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. Revisited

Most California employers know that they have to reimburse employees for business-related expenses. Indeed, California Labor Code section 2802(a) provides that an employer “shall indemnify his or her employee for all necessary…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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