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Social Selling and the Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

If you are a Millennial female with Facebook, I’ll make an educated guess that you have at least been invited to join a LuLaRoe group. Or perhaps you have recently attended (or hosted) a Stella and Dot party. Companies such...more

"Common Sense Prevails": Northern Ireland Housing Executive v. Healthy Buildings (Ireland) Limited [2017] NIQB 43

by Dentons on

Where a compensation event has occurred and additional costs have been incurred, can a contractor claiming compensation rely on forecast costs to assess the effect of the compensation event? Common sense dictates no....more

No Privilege Extended To Communications With PR Consultant, But Court Provides Roadmap To Possible Application

by Weintraub Tobin on

It is not uncommon in this day of social media influence for an attorney to seek out the assistance of a public relations consultant to play a role in connection with a high profile lawsuit. Such media experts can help assess...more

Incentivizing the New Normal

by Timothy Corcoran on

Businesses that don’t merely endure, but thrive, over extended time periods tend to attract and foster leaders who establish and maintain tight alignment between business strategy and business execution. Unfocused businesses...more

“It Wasn’t Me!” – Sixth Circuit Rules that Management Consultant Wasn’t Joint Employer under the WARN Act

Can your consultant-consultee relationship with an employer who allegedly violates the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act subject you to liability as well? Not according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for...more

Saudi Arabia moves to 100 percent foreign ownership for engineering consultants

by DLA Piper on

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has recently been authorised to grant engineering consultancy licences, signalling a relaxation of foreign ownership restrictions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)....more

IT Companies and the Uber-ization of the Workforce

by Fisher Phillips on

With the rise of the gig economy, IT companies are taking the approach many employers in the gig economy have taken in structuring their workforce. In an industry where full-time and part-time employees cohabit in the same...more

Independent Contractors & Consultants Acting on Government Contracts May be Subject to Conflict of Interest Laws

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Independent contractors and consultants who engage in or advise on public contracts may be subject to the conflict of interest laws under Government Code section 1090, the California Supreme Court ruled last month. Section...more

Independent Contractors & Consultants Can be Subject to Conflict of Interest Laws - California Supreme Court Sets New Precedent...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In a watershed decision, the California Supreme Court held that independent contractors and consultants can be considered “employees” and subject to the conflict of interest provisions of Government Code 1090. This includes...more

California Court of Appeal Clarifies the Limits of the Attorney-Client Privilege for Communications with an Attorney and a Third...

by Payne & Fears on

A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal in Behunin v. Superior Court, 9 Cal. App. 5th 833 (2017), is a reminder that a party’s communications with an attorney and a third party consultant must be reasonably...more

West Coast Real Estate Update - May 2017 - #3

by Holland & Knight LLP on

L.A. to Legalize Residential Units Previously Created in Violation of Building Code - On May 10, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that would permit previously unapproved dwelling...more

Unlocking the Value of Outside Marketing and Communications Agencies in LMA Mid-Atlantic Newsletter

by Blattel Communications on

Blattel Communications Senior Media Director Michael Bond authored the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) – Mid-Atlantic Region Newsletter article titled, “Unlocking the Value of Outside Marketing and Communications Agencies.”...more

[Event] Nossaman's 2017 Northern California Environmental and Land Use Seminar - May 18th, Walnut Creek, CA

by Nossaman LLP on

Join us for our first Environmental and Land Use Law Update in Northern California! This complimentary seminar will be comprised of panel discussions on a spectrum of critical federal and state environmental and land use...more

Big Pharma enlists more useful allies: pay-for-hire academic economists

It’s a $50-million business with a roster of blue-chip consultants who would be an envied faculty at most any major university. But look closely at the activities of Precision Health Economics because this firm’s esteemed...more

[Event] Nossaman's 2017 Southern California Eminent Domain Seminar - March 2nd, Los Angeles, CA

by Nossaman LLP on

Nossaman LLP invites you to join us for our 2017 Southern California Eminent Domain Seminar, "Right of Way & Legal Strategies for Successful Project Delivery." This complimentary afternoon seminar will provide insight on...more

Department of Labor Refuses to Let the Clock Run Out on the Persuader Rule…How about Overtime?

On January 12, 2017, the Department of Labor filed a notice of appeal of District Judge Sam R. Cummings’ November order that blocked the Department of Labor’s controversial “persuader rule.” The rule, discussed by HRLegalist...more

Top Ways Trial Consultants Help Trial Lawyers and Their Clients

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Are you unsure about what themes would be effective? Is your best witness on the facts a terrible communicator? With a very small investment of time and money, a good trial consultant can provide preliminary answers to some...more

Do Consultants Often “Sell from the Podium?”

by Ross Fishman on

Tim Corcoran ably summarized the feelings of many consultants and professional speakers with a recent blog post which includes this excerpt: “Major conferences often have a bias for in-house professionals as...more

From Altamont to Airbus

by Thomas Fox on

What was one of the most tragic events in the history of rock and roll? High up on the list must rank the Altamont concert, held at Altamont Race Track on December 6, 1969. It was so bad that many people felt the 60s actually...more

Pension Consultant Found Not to be an ERISA Fiduciary

The Tenth Circuit held that a pension plan consultant, who misstated the amount of monthly pension payments that a pension plan participant would receive in retirement, was not a fiduciary under ERISA. Plaintiffs Trent...more

SEC Charges Adviser for Failing to Monitor Consultants

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The action underscores the need for investment advisers and broker-dealers to maintain robust policies and controls when utilizing third-party contractors. On May 27, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...more

New Labor “Persuader” Reporting Requirements, Status in Flux

by Perkins Coie on

A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction against the new labor “persuader” reporting requirements that were due to take effect on July 1, 2016. The ruling does not impact earlier employer reporting...more

Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction on DOL Persuader Rule

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A Texas federal judge issued a nationwide preliminary injunction this week barring the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its Persuader Rule, which was set to take effect on July 1, 2016. This is the second federal...more

Urgent Message on Union Persuader Rules

by Varnum LLP on

In anticipation of the July 1, 2016 effective date of the new "persuader rules" from the U.S. Department of Labor, Varnum has prepared an agreement that would allow existing clients to avoid the new reporting requirements on...more

Last Minute Relief From New Persuader Rule

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Please see Infographic below for more information. ...more

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