Is the “Gig Economy” Threatened by a CA Supreme Court Ruling?

The April 30, 2018 California Supreme Court case of Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court is sending shock waves across the USA.  Although the holding only interpreted California law, some … Continue reading Is the “Gig Economy” Threatened by a CA Supreme Court Ruling?

Minimizing Legal Costs via Good Alignment

In the book Good to Great by Jim Collins, he spoke about the importance of aligning people with the mission of an organization.  He used the illustration of the company … Continue reading Minimizing Legal Costs via Good Alignment

Website Security and Privacy – Do’s and Don’ts

The Federal Trade Commission announced on February 27, 2018 https://bit.ly/2pIAQIW that it has settled a complaint it had filed against Venmo, PayPal’s peer-to-peer payment service, for misrepresentations to consumers about its website security and privacy settings.

Top 5 things a Tenant Needs to Know about a Commercial Lease – Before Signing It!

Is your business ready to move into its first or next office space? Here are five things you need to understand before you make a costly mistake in the selection … Continue reading Top 5 things a Tenant Needs to Know about a Commercial Lease – Before Signing It!

Revised Rules for Unpaid Internships

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has released its Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-2, which adopts a new seven factor “Primary Beneficiary” test several federal appeals courts have used … Continue reading Revised Rules for Unpaid Internships

Social Media Traps for Employers

Employers can get in big trouble by using social media in these ways (among others): 1. Checking a job applicant’s LinkedIn profile or other social media account. Doing so creates … Continue reading Social Media Traps for Employers

Who Owns the Photo Copyright When One Professional Hires Another?

The January 23, 2018 blog post Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs? has prompted another Real Estate Professional to ask about what seems to be a more common … Continue reading Who Owns the Photo Copyright When One Professional Hires Another?

The Managerial Overtime Exemption, and How to Keep It – 2018 Update

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay employees at least minimum wage for every hour (or fraction) worked, and to pay overtime (at time-and-a-half) for all time exceeding 40 hours in a week.

Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs?

The January 4, 2018 blog post Real Estate Professionals Need to Minimize the Risk of Getting Sued for Copyright Infringement has prompted a Real Estate Professional to ask about the … Continue reading Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs?