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April 13, 2021

Still More COVID- 19 Updates for California Employers: ARPA and SB 95

On March 11, 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) which grants relief to businesses and individuals to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. One benefit that ARPA provides is premium subsidies for health insurance continuation under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). This benefit will permit unemployed individuals […]

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March 17, 2021

Employers- The New California Pay Data Recording Deadline is Approaching

California now requires employers to collect and report pay data as part of the State’s efforts to eradicate pay differences by gender and based upon race or ethnicity.  The pay data reporting requirement is contained in Government Code section 12999. In addition, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) intends to issue regulations […]

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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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October 15, 2020

New Date: LEEDing Ladies: If You BUILD It, They Will Come

Energy efficiency and affordable housing are topics du jour, especially in Los Angeles. Seemingly unrelated at first glance, can progress be made in these two spaces together? Join Hunt Ortmann attorneys Kathlynn Smith and Jennifer Tung, and the Los Angeles chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council on November 5th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – […]

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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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