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March 15, 2011

Slashing of Incentives Associated With Wage and Hour Litigation

As employment litigators anxiously await the state Supreme Court's eventual decision on an employer's obligation to provide meal periods in Brinker v. Superior Court, recent Courts of Appeal decisions in Kirby v. Immoos Fire Protection Inc., 2010 DJDAR 11569 (July 27, 2010) and McGann v. United Parcel Service Inc., 2011 DJDAR 3025 (Feb. 24) will have a significant impact on meal and rest period litigation and may provide the Court another opportunity to address the appropriate liability associated with those claims. more

August 25, 2010

The Law of Green Buildings: Regulatory and Legal Issues in Design, Construction, Operations and Financing

Firm attorneys Michael Baker, Scott Sachs, Paul Cooley and Steve McLoughlin the Green Materials and Construction chapter in the recent publication of the American Bar Association: The Law of Green Buildings: Regulatory and Legal Issues in Design, Construction, Operations and Financing. more

October 1, 2008

California Labor and Employment Bulletin - Michael D. Drenan Profile

In October 2008, Michael D. Drenan, Partner in AALRR's San Diego office, was interviewed by the California Labor and Employment Bulletin. more

September 1, 2008

Immigration Landscape Continues to Change

Immigration continues to be one of the most frequently changing areas of employment law. Most recently, the Ninth Circuit, which governs California, ruled that an employer does not obtain "constructive knowledge" that an employee is not authorized to work by its receipt of a "no-match" letter. more

September 1, 2008

Big Implications for Contractor’s License Law Lapse

Most people in the construction industry know that they need a contractor's license in order to engage in the construction business in California. Many do not realize, however, the full implications of performing works without the proper license or allowing a license to lapse during the course of performance. more

March 1, 2007

The Danger of Change Orders - Do You Really Know What You Signed?

The need to make changes on a construction project is a matter of practical reality. Even the most thoughtfully planned project will necessitate changes due to defects in plans and specifications, differing site conditions, specified methods of construction becoming unfeasible, or a market shortage making materials either too expensive or simply unavailable. more

October 1, 2006

Mechanic’s Liens in California

In many ways, the construction industry is special, but in the ways of mechanic's liens the construction industry is actually unique. In no other industry does a merchant have the ability to impose a debt on a stranger. more

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