Construction Project Design – Who Owns it?

Frank mentioned that the A.I.A. contract forms provide that the architect the owner of the copyright in the design of the project, even though the Project Owner (PO) is paying for the design. This means that the PO could face copyright infringement claims from the architect if the PO uses the design elsewhere.

Construction Project Risk Management – the Sooner, the Better!

I participated in the Idaho State Bar Real Property Section’s annual CLE program last week, and got even more value than I expected. Kudos to the section’s officers and to the ISB CLE staff.

Is Your Company Making These Common OT Misclassification Errors?

Employment Law Resources: Littler and ComplianceHR.

Littler, Mendelson is one of the nation’s premier Employment law firms.  I recently took their continuing legal education webinar titled: “Overtime Violations Lurking in Your Company: The Five Most Misclassified Jobs Under the FLSA.”

Assistance Animals – Best Practices for Housing Providers

HUD Issues Best Practices for Housing Providers in Dealing with Requests for Reasonable Accommodation of Assistance Animals.

Do You Know How a General Counsel helps Manage Corporate Governance Risks? – Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of this series, [insert link], I defined the terms corporate governance and general counsel. I also provided the first of four tips on how a GC can help manage corporate governance.

Do You Know How a General Counsel helps Manage Corporate Governance Risks? – Part 1 of 2

What is Corporate Governance?

A lot of people (sometimes including yours truly) use the term “corporate governance” without defining it.

Are You Unintentionally Violating Another Professional’s Copyright?

Reminder – Independent Contractors Usually Own the Copyright. As I explored in Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs? and Who Owns the Photo Copyright When One Professional Hires Another?, … Continue reading Are You Unintentionally Violating Another Professional’s Copyright?

How Can Regulatory Reform Increase Affordable Housing?

Lack of Affordable Housing has Reached the Crisis Stage.

We read stories of how a shortage of affordable housing is contributing to a wide array of harms. People from Silicon Valley to Boise are finding it increasingly difficult to find housing near their jobs. This contributes to increased air pollution from longer commutes. It also makes it harder for people to show up on time and sufficiently rested to be productive when they are there.