Mahyar

|Mahyar

About Mahyar

Mahyar Ghassemian, is an accomplished business litigation and construction defense attorney with over 16 years of experience in complex litigation including Business, Construction, General Liability, and Personal Injury law. From defending national construction companies to small businesses, Mahyar offers clients versatile legal expertise they know they can count on. Her master’s degree in physics together with years of business experience in the corporate world form a unique combination that continues to yield successful results. A distinguished entrepreneurial figure within the community as well, Mahyar bears an array of high-ranking positions within preeminent business and legal organizations. She has received recognition from many of them, along with publications such as the Orange County Metro and Orange Coast Magazine. When she's not busy playing catch with her dog, Sir Franklin, she can be found strolling on the beach or with her loving (yet, loud) Persian family.

A Shot in the Dark – Can You Ask Employees about Their Vaccination Status?

By | April 14th, 2021|Business Law, Employment Law|

Now that many Americans have received, or soon will receive, the COVID-19 vaccination, can you ask your employees whether or not they’ve been vaccinated without running afoul of employment regulations? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says that you can ask employees about their COVID-19 vaccination status. That’s because this question alone isn’t likely to cross [...]

Lower Accidents in 2020: Insurance Companies Ordered to Refund over-charged premiums!

By | April 7th, 2021|Business Law|

Due to the Golden State’s Covid-19 stay-at-home order last year, California traffic accidents dropped by half according to the Road Ecology Center at the University of California-Davis.  While many people suffered economically during the pandemic, it seems that insurers saw record breaking profits in 2020! As a result, California's insurance commissioner ordered auto insurers to report [...]

Home Improvements? Your Handyman Can Now Get licensed to do it!

By | March 31st, 2021|Construction Law, Contracts|

Thousands of Californians lost their homes, in whole or in part, to the wildfires in 2017 and 2018. Many homeowners then began the challenging task of rebuilding. In the wake of this loss and the resulting shortage of available builders, some homeowners turned to handymen for help. Many homeowners came to find out the hard [...]

Lunch is the most important meal of the day! (at least in the context of employment law)

By | March 17th, 2021|Business Law, Employment Law|

Kennedy Donohue, a nurse recruiter, was the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit filed against AMN Services, LLC.  AMN used a timekeeping system called Team Time which rounded its timekeeping in ten-minute increments. In the lawsuit, Donohue alleged that she was discouraged from taking breaks and had to take short breaks. AMN’s written policies [...]

HOW TO GET PAID FOR THE WORK YOU DO

By | March 4th, 2021|Business Law, Construction Law, Contracts, Employment Law|

One of the most important issues for construction companies is to get fully paid for the work they do. Since the advent of COVID-19, we have seen a rise in payment issues to the point that they have become one of the most contested issues of construction claims. The following are good business practices that [...]

Third Time is a Charm for Gig Companies!

By | February 17th, 2021|Business Law, Employment Law|

The highest state court in California recently tossed out a constitutional challenge to Proposition 22. Proposition 22 was a voter-approved law permitting ride-share gig companies to classify their drivers as independent contractors. The lawsuit was filed in January by a group of app-based drivers and one of the nation’s largest labor unions, the Service Employees [...]

Part 2: FAA IDs to use a drone for your business?

By | January 29th, 2021|Business Law|

This is Part 2 of a two part series, for more info please read the first blog on our website: www.glgattorneys.com/blog/ The FAA will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones starting in February of 2021. Interestingly, Google isn’t very happy about the new Remote ID rule. In fact, its drone delivery division, aptly-named Wing, [...]

FAA IDs to use a drone for your business?

By | January 20th, 2021|Business Law, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

CAUTION: Don’t Have Your Employees Do Any Company Related Chores After They Clock Out

By | January 6th, 2021|Business Law, Employment Law|

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 [...]

Passage of Proposition 22: Uber & Lyft Drivers as Independent Contractors?

By | December 23rd, 2020|Business Law, Employment Law|

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 [...]