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Hunt Ortmann is one of the foremost authorities on California construction law, contracts, dispute resolution and litigation offering additional legal services in the areas of business and commercial law, employment matters and labor law compliance, real estate, insurance and suretyship.

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Hunt Ortmann Quarterly News

August 22, 2019

Hunt Ortmann Client WRD wins Project of the Year for Sustainable Water Improvement Project

Hunt Ortmann shareholders Omel Nieves and Richard Mah represented the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), the largest groundwater management agency in California in a $110 million Groundwater Reliability Improvement Program  Recycled Water Project. The team handled the procurement including drafting the RFQ, RFP and contract documents for this project which was selected as Project of the Year by APWA Reporter the official magazine of the American Public Works Association. For more details about the project, please click here.

Shareholders Dale Ortmann and John Darling named Top Litigators and Trial Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal. 

The article noted Dale Ortmann’s recent successful representation of the largest water district in California and John Darling’s significant settlement on behalf of Mallcraft, Inc. earlier this year.

Read the Top Litigator’s profile here.

Hunt Ortmann shareholder Omel Nieves featured in SeaChrome ad about the imminent financial burden of ADA non-compliance for construction clients. 

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Hunt Ortmann’s Employment Group Provides California State Required Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

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 supervisory employees and at least one hour of sexual harassment training to all nonsupervisory employees by January 1, 2020, and once every two years thereafter.

Our training provides interactive, in-person training to satisfy the requirements under California law in an informative and informal format for all employers.  We have training sessions for both supervisory and non-supervisory employees.

JoLynn M. Scharrer is a shareholder at Hunt Ortmann and leads the firm’s Employment Law Group and Insurance Group. Our team is ready to help keep your business protected with mandated sexual harassment prevention training seminars. We also specialize in drafting employee handbooks, employee/ independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure agreements and new employee packages.  Please contact us at

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