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.
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.
Using a Separation and Release Agreement as a Litigation Risk Management Tool.
His 2/24/20 email update is titled: “I have a copy of the EEOC’s ‘top secret, classified, confidential’* priorities for 2020. Want to see it?”
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.”
HUD Issues Best Practices for Housing Providers in Dealing with Requests for Reasonable Accommodation of Assistance Animals.
If your business had one or more of these changes in 2019, your sales contract may have some old provisions that can hurt you. It may be time for a new (or revised) contract:
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.
What is Corporate Governance?
A lot of people (sometimes including yours truly) use the term “corporate governance” without defining it.
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?
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.
The Fair Housing Act Often Protects Former Drug Users from Discrimination.
I write regularly about the Fair Housing Act and its consequences for real estate businesses that violate it.