On December 28, 2020 the FAA released its Final Rule on Remote Identification (Remote ID) for drones. This requires Remote ID for all drones flying the friendly skies and allows their pilots to fly the drones over people and at night under certain conditions. This new rules go into effect next month. The FAA claims [...]
Apple could be held liable for $60 million in backpay for having employees be searched on their own time after they clock out. Up to 12,000 Apple retail workers in California are seeking compensation in Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit seeks money for uncompensated time spent waiting for exit searches [...]
In the lead up to the historic November 3, 2020 election, Uber, Lyft and other gig economy companies poured more than $200,000,000 into the campaign to pass Proposition 22 in California. The opposition labor and union groups spent nearly $20,000,000 fighting Proposition 22. Proposition 22 passed by a margin of 58% vs. 42%. Proposition 22 [...]
Is Uber And Lyft’s Fight To Keep Their Drivers As Independent Contractors, About Caring For The Drivers Or Reducing Taxes?
Growth in technology, the desire for flexible lifestyles, and the goal of reducing work-related stress have contributed to the rise of what is commonly known as the “gig economy,” in which individuals perform freelance, contract or temporary jobs. As much as a third of the working population is already participating in the workforce in this [...]
Construction Law Alert – Recent Court Decision on Enforceability of Pay-When-Paid Contract Clauses On April 17, 2020, the CA Court of Appeal handed down a decision that will have major implications for construction industry players including general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties. In Crosno Construction v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, the Court held that an open-ended [...]
Has Your Business Been Affected By The Coronavirus Pandemic? Let's Talk Legal Options In last week's post, we discussed the ways you might be able to find some immediate relief for your business in the midst of this COVID-19 climate via the Force Majeure clause. However, not all contracts contain this clause. So we've done [...]
With the coronavirus still continuing to spread across the world, few remain immune to the many unprecedented changes it's causing--including your business. That's why we've created a two-part series detailing some legal options that may help ease the blow for you and your business during these trying times. Force Majeure Most contracts contain a “force [...]
Mahyar Ghassemian gave an illuminating interview just yesterday with Exit Coach Radio on contract provisions that can help business owners with COVID-19 issues and other advice about dealing with this crisis. Click this link to her Exit Coach Radio Interview and give it a listen!
Many American small businesses are facing diverse and complex challenges in addition to the human tragedy and public health dimension of the COVID-19 outbreak. Last week Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“Act”). Ghassemian Law Group is prepared to assist our clients in meeting the legal and business challenges created by [...]
If your construction company is involved in public works and relies on public works contracts, you need to do what's best for your business and keep yourself updated with the newest public works contract laws. You need to familiarize yourself with your legal obligations and understand exactly what you are getting yourself into because you [...]