Lerner & Weiss

May 27, 2024

Understanding Online Contract Provisions: Insights from Lerner & Weiss

In today’s online society, almost every website or app an individual uses contains Terms of Use, which necessarily include dispute…

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May 19, 2024

Can an AI-Generated Work Be Protected by Copyright Law?

The U.S. Copyright Office has maintained, to date, that the Copyright Act protects “original works of authorship,” and that to…

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May 13, 2024

California Employer Defense Attorney Insights: Supreme Court Rulings on Compensable Hours and Employer Control

In the recent California Supreme Court ruling in the matter of Huerta v. CSI Electrical Contractors, the Ninth Circuit asked…

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April 25, 2024

Paying Non-Exempt Employee Salaries with Cryptocurrency Is a Risk Proposition

With the headlines that cryptocurrencies have been garnering for many years, some employers are trying to entice employees with job…

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May 18, 2023

Protecting Your Interests in a Partnership Dissolution

It’s not uncommon for partners in a business partnership to go their separate ways. Sometimes, the situation is forced upon…

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May 17, 2023

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION IS AS EASY AS ABC…OR IS IT?

Claims made by employees against California employees for alleged wage and hour violations has exploded, both in the number of…

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May 15, 2023

DON’T NEGOTIATE AGAINST YOURSELF

Parties with superior bargaining power often seek to utilize agreements that increase their rights, or limit their potential exposure, with…

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February 7, 2023

IS THAT REVIEW FOR REAL OR HAS IT BEEN HIJACKED?

Challenging a practice called review hijacking, a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) against The Bountiful Company – which manufactures…

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February 6, 2023

Working Outside an Employers Location does not an “Outside Salesperson” Exemption Make

In the matter of Georgina Espinoza v. Warehouse Demo Services, Inc., the court of appeal was presented with the question of whether…

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February 5, 2023

If You Snooze, You May Lose(Paying Arbitration Fees on Time)

There are multiple reasons that a party includes an arbitration agreement in the terms of its contracts, including speed of…

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State Bar of Arizona
February 4, 2023

The Risks and Rewards of Making a Cash Offer on A Home Purchase

There’s no question about it — the real estate market has gotten pretty wild. These days, even modest homes are…

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What Are the Rules on Rest Breaks for Employees in California?

Employees in California have very specific rights. This includes being able to take rest breaks during their work period. It’s…

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