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March 15, 2011Slashing 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, 2010The 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, 2008California 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, 2008Immigration 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, 2008Big 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, 2007The 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