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February 28, 2020

LEEDing Ladies: Conversations on Construction. Episode 1: Designer’s Risk(y Business)

Hunt Ortmann attorneys Kathlynn Smith and Jennifer Tung will present a complimentary webinar presentation LEEDing Ladies: Conversations on Construction. Episode 1: Designer’s Risk(y Business). This is the first of a 4-part webinar series with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Los Angeles. LEEDing Ladies:  Conversations on Construction.  Episode 1:  Designer’s Risk(y Business) Presented by Kathlynn Smith […]

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February 19, 2020

Status Update on AB 51 Concerning Arbitration Agreements

by JoLynn Scharrer Our last update included a summary on AB 51, the California bill that addresses the use of arbitration agreements in employment settings.  While Governor Newsom signed AB 51 into law on October 10, 2019, a federal court issued a temporary restraining order, prohibiting the bill’s enforcement, that was to remain in place […]

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February 18, 2020

Hunt Ortmann Scores Favorable Negotiation for Local Sub-Contractor

Hunt Ortmann Scores Favorable Negotiation for Local Sub-Contractor  LOS ANGELES – Hunt Ortmann attorneys JoLynn Scharrer and Peter Ryan reached a favorable settlement for J&C Underground, a general engineering contractor operating as a subcontractor on a public works project. The scope of work involved the installation of underground piping at a state property over the […]

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February 6, 2020

Hunt Ortmann Wins Significant Prevailing Wage Claim Reduction for Pasadena Contractor

Hunt Ortmann Wins Significant Prevailing Wage Claim Reduction for Pasadena Contractor LOS ANGELES – Hunt Ortmann senior counsel, Emily A. Kromke recently obtained a ninety-five percent (95%) reduction on a Civil Wage and Penalty Assessment issued by California’s Department of Industrial Relations on behalf of her client Young and Associates, Inc. The DLSE agreed to […]

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January 21, 2020

New California Laws Impacting Employers – Part 2 of a 3-part Series

Summary of New Laws for Employers- Part 2 of 3 by JoLynn Scharrer SB 142- Lactation Accommodation This bill newly requires employers to provide a lactation location at the workplace, including access to a sink and refrigerator. Denial of time or a location to express milk results in a violation of rest break rules, and […]

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December 23, 2019

Make a List, and Check it Twice…New Energy Code Updates are Coming to Town

Make a List, and Check it Twice…New Energy Code Updates are Coming to Town by Jennifer Tung  It’s that time again—no, not time to commit to the latest New Year’s resolutions. Time to get ready for the newest Energy Code updates. On January 1, 2020, the 2019 updates to the California Energy Code (Title 24, […]

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