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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 14, 2020

2020 New Employment Laws – Part 3 of 3

Summary of New Laws for Employers- Part 3 of 3 by JoLynn Scharrer This is the last in a three-part series providing a summary of some of the new laws enacted in California which may have an impact on employers. For many of these new laws in the series, employers should conduct a review of employee […]

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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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February 4, 2020

Kromke Presents Prevailing Wage Workshop at Merriwether & Williams

Hunt Ortmann senior counsel, Emily Kromke recently led a workshop on the California Construction Prevailing Wage Law to a group of construction companies participating in Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services Contractor Development and Bonding Program. The monthly workshop provides training for construction companies that bid or want to pursue contracts with public agencies.

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