ADR For Construction Disputes: Understand Your Options

Whether you are a contractor, subcontractor, property owner, design professional, or another party involved in a significant construction project, the prospect of costly and lengthy litigation is unappealing. Of course, the very nature of construction lends itself to any number of potential disputes between multiple parties, and when conflict arises, it is usually in everyone’s interest to attempt to resolve the dispute as efficiently and expeditiously as possible. That is why many construction disputes are resolved, or are sought to...

Bad Faith Basics in California

People invest in insurance to provide them with peace of mind. When disaster strikes, it is reassuring to know your home, your business, or your family can rebound from the devastation. Like other businesses, however, insurance companies are primarily concerned with profits. Unfortunately, they do not always honor the policies they issue, leaving policyholders with no protection and no way to rebuild after significant loss. (more…)

Changes to Overtime Rules Will Impact Employers and Employees Alike

This past March, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the U.S. Department of Labor to “propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations” in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  This follows on the heels of the president’s statement in his 2014 State of the Union address to that he intended to use his executive authority where possible to advance elements of his economic agenda, including increasing the minimum wage and raising compensation for workers generally.   The...

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