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January 13, 2021

Employers: Don’t Put on Those Rose Colored Glasses Just Yet!

By JoLynn M. Scharrer This past year has been a difficult one to navigate, especially for employers in California.  COVID-19 has added another complicated layer to an often burdensome environment in terms of regulation and compliance.  The coming year does not seem to let up with the new laws impacting employers. While there are over […]

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January 7, 2021

Construction Law Legislation In the Time of COVID

By: Kathlynn Smith This time of year often carries with it an air of reflection on the past and optimism for the year to come. In the legal industry that feeling is often enhanced by the roll-out of the new laws impacting our clients and our practices. And, as in other years, we enter 2021 […]

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December 10, 2020

If It Looks, Walks, and Talks Like A Contract, It’s Probably A Contract: California Court of Appeal Affirms Job Order Contracts Are Enforceable Agreements

By Jennifer Tung In a big win for public agencies, and school districts in particular, the California Court of Appeal recently affirmed the validity of public work job order contracts as enforceable contracts. In the first published opinion on the subject, the Court of Appeal rejected the argument by the contractor in Los Angeles Unified […]

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August 28, 2020

CALIFORNIA MANDATED SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING

August 27, 2020 California law newly requires an employer who employs five or more employees, including temporary or seasonal employees, to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment training to all managerial/supervisory employees and at least one hour of sexual harassment training to all nonsupervisory employees by the close of 2020, and once every […]

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August 10, 2020

Leveraging Data to Mitigate Claim Risks in Construction

Inconsistent use of tools, arduous claims resolution, and excessive legal bills are plaguing the industry. When it comes to the application of digital solutions – we’ve let contract processes slip behind the times. Hunt Ortmann’s Peter Ryan will share digital specific best practices to reduce claims and litigation risk and protect your profit margins in […]

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July 13, 2020

LEEDing Ladies – The Consequences of Consequential Damages

Hunt Ortmann attorneys Kathlynn Smith and Jennifer Tung will be presenting the third installment of the LEEDing Ladies complementary webinar series with the U.S. Green Building Council, Los Angeles, on July 23, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. THURSDAY, JULY 23, 202011:00 AM – 11:30 AM It’s no surprise that green building projects often carry with them […]

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July 9, 2020

Construction Law From Start to Finish

Speakers include John Darling and Jennifer Tung Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. On July 16, 2020, Hunt Ortmann attorneys, John Darling and Jennifer Tung, will be presenters at the National Business Institute online seminar, Construction Law From Start to Finish. Whether you are new to the construction practice or are looking for a […]

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May 15, 2020

Employers: Be Prepared With a Detailed Return to Work Action Plan

With the easing of restrictions on certain businesses and the slow re-opening of local, regional and state economies, employers must prepare to resume operations in a safe manner.  Thus far, those segments of business that have been permitted to open are having to comply with stringent standards, or face the penalty of closure and possible […]

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