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CAUTION: Do Not Have Your Employees Do Any Company Related Chores After They Clock Out.

By | September 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Employer Screenings and the FLSA A reloaded version of Frlekin v. Apple, Inc. (see our prior blog below on that federal case) has recently been filed in San Diego Federal Court—but this new case has a dash of Covid-19 thrown into the mix to spice things up. In Pipich v. O’Reilly Auto Parts, former O’Reilly [...]

PG&E Can’t Bury Its Head in the Sand

By | August 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Last month PG&E announced plans to bury over 10,000 miles of power lines in an effort to prevent wildfires. The cost, to be shouldered by customers, is at least $15 to $30 billion.  This announcement means PG&E is out of the frying pan and even further into the fire. The company admits it had not [...]

Clean Water vs. Plastics Production, a Balancing Act

By | August 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Just before the 4th of July, The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The lawsuit is based upon the EPA’s approval of a Clean Water Act covering stormwater discharges for thousands of industrial facilities countrywide. The lawsuit faults the Clean Water Act’s failure [...]

Be Aware Of The Exclusions In Your Insurance Policy! Delivery and Takeout During the Pandemic Might Have Saved Insurers’ Bacon!

By | June 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Mark’s Engine Co. No. 28 and Restaurant 10E, two southern California eateries, filed COVID-19 business interruption lawsuits last year in Federal Court in the Central District of California. The restaurants argued that the virus exclusions on their Travelers insurance policies’ were not applicable to the restaurants’ claims, because the restaurants never detected any COVID-19 at [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The New CARE Act Stimulus and What It Means for You

By | March 31st, 2020|Business Law, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

California Public Contracts in Construction Part 4: Contractor Registration

By | January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Are you hoping to register yourself as a Contractor? Are you not sure if you need to be registered? Don’t know where to start? Fear not. As a law firm that’s been practicing construction law in Southern California for years, we know there are a lot of moving parts when it comes to public works [...]

California Public Works Contracts Part 2: Forming Contracts and Bonds

By | October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

For years, our construction law firm has been digging contractors out of messy public works claims and assisting them with claims on public works projects. We hate to see all the trouble they have to go through…which is why our construction-litigation attorneys have created a three-part California Public Works Contract series to help contractors and [...]

Learn to Fly: Drones in Construction

By | June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Have you been looking to modernize your construction company and bring it into the future? Here is how you can make your company FLY: Use Drones! Construction companies are using drones creatively. One apparent use for construction is getting an aerial view of the job site to help surveyors, earthmovers and project managers with a [...]