Lerner & Weiss APC Blog

July 3, 2024

Don’t Let This Happen to You: Why You Need a Real Estate Lawyer in Los Angeles

In the recent United States Supreme Court ruling in Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, California, the court addressed the…

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June 27, 2024

Owners and Employees of a Business May Be Held Personally Liable for Violations of the California Labor Code

California Labor Code Section 558.1 may impose liability on an owner for violations of specific labor provisions related to minimum…

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June 19, 2024

California Supreme Court Upholds Good Faith Defense for Employers: A Win Against Wage Statement Penalties

In a state well known for its pro-employee labor code and court rulings, it appears as though employers have received…

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June 13, 2024

Commercial Landlords and Long-Term Leases

As a commercial landlord, the idea of entering into a long-term lease with a stable client can be a dream…

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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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