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Offshore Wind Energy is Blowing into California

By | June 7th, 2021|Business Law, Construction Law|

On March 29, 2021, the Biden Administration announced offshore wind energy projects employing President Biden’s ‘whole of government approach’ to position America to lead a “clean energy revolution” while creating thousands of potential union jobs across the country. The President’s Executive Order specifically committed to expanding the offshore wind industry on the Atlantic Coast (in [...]

“On the Road Again”, but literally at what cost?

By | May 12th, 2021|Business Law, Construction Law, Employment Law|

On April 28, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California Trucking Association v. Bonta, issued a decision that California’s AB-5 law, now Labor Code Section 2775, is not preempted by federal law. The three-judge panel ruled that the District Court was wrong when it granted a preliminary injunction that prohibited the application of [...]

Employers are Required to Rehire Employees Laid Off due to COVID Including Commercial Construction Companies

By | May 5th, 2021|Business Law, Construction Law, Employment Law, Uncategorized|

On April 16th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into immediate effect Senate Bill 93 which will remain in force until December 31, 2024. The bill requires certain employers to offer new positions to former employees laid off for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers of all sizes must offer all new available job positions to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Construction Law Alert: What is a pay-when-paid clause?

By | June 10th, 2020|Construction Law|

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 [...]

Mahyar Ghassemian Exit Coach Radio Interview: How Contracts Can Help you Deal with COVID-19

By | April 13th, 2020|Business Law, Construction Law, Contracts|

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!

California Public Contracts in Construction Part 3: Prevailing Wages

By | November 8th, 2017|Construction Law|

As a construction law firm with years of experience working representing contractors, we know just how how complicated public works projects can get. Which is why our construction litigation attorneys have created this California Public Works Contract series—to help public contracts workers and contractors, within the state of California, to familiarize themselves with this intricate [...]

California Public Works Contracts Part 1: The Pros and Cons

By | October 11th, 2017|Construction Law|

California’s seeing a huge a rise in numerous public projects. Because of this, we have created a special series of public contracts blogs for our fellow contractors to cut through all the noise and learn the basics of Public Works contracts. What is Public Works? “Public Works" as opposed to private works of construction, usually [...]

Construction 101: 4 Tips for Writing Investigative Reports

By | August 24th, 2017|Construction Law|

How to write internal investigative reports to keep your construction company out of legal trouble If you own a construction company, you know that accidents and mishaps are part of the deal.  In fact, The Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration (OSHA) reports that one in ten construction site workers are injured every year. But just [...]