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Complex Commercial Litigation

California Supreme Court Expands Work Product Protection for Witness Statements in Coito v. Superior Court

Construction Law

Assembly Bill 1793 Broadens Substantial Compliance Exception to Contractors Licensing Law

Public Contractors May Now Have Liability to Their Competitors for Prevailing Wage Violations

New Requirement to List Subcontractor’s License in Public Project Bids

A Contractor By Any Other Name Is Not A Contractor

California Supreme Court Restricts Application of Prevailing Wage Law in City of Vista Decision

Recodification of the Mechanic's Lien Laws And Related Construction Remedies

Significant Changes in California Construction Laws for 2012

Environmental Law

California Department of Pesticide Regulation Updated Registration Requirement

May 11, 2016 Deadline to Post Proposition 65 Warnings for Food and Beverage-Based BPA Exposures

The U.S. Supreme Court Stays the Implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Pending the Completion of All Legal Challenges

California State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Regulations to Speed up Review of Petitions Challenging Regional Water Board Actions

Proposed Reform to California’s Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Adds Complication for Most Companies but Some Relief for Small Retailers

Local Agencies in California Given New Powers to Investigate and Clean Up Blighted Property: What it Means for Property Owners and the Regulated Community

Hope for Prop 65 Reform Not Borne Out in AB 227

California Offers Relief to Retailers Seeking to Reverse Distribute Pharmaceuticals

California's New Low-Threat Underground Storage Tank Case Closure Policy

Government Contracts

RJO-Authored Cyber Security White Paper Now Released

U.S. Supreme Court Adopts Implied Certification Liability for Federal Contractors under the False Claims Act and Leaves it to the Courts to Sort out the Rest

Client Alert: U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on False Claims Act: A Lawyer’s Game?

Cybersecurity and the Federal Supply Schedule: What to Expect

GSA’s Class Deviation for Commercial Supplier Agreements

Continuing FSS Compliance Problems and New Doubts that GSA Schedule Contracting Produces “Fair and Reasonable” Pricing

Hoping for Summary Judgment on California False Claims? Au Contreras

Government Shutdown 2014? How Government Contractors Can Prepare for the Next Appropriations Lapse

Government Shutdown 2013: Will Government Contractors Recover the Extra Costs Caused by the Appropriations Lapse?

Bidders Beware: Protest Complications During GAO Shutdown

OFCCP Expands Federal Contractor Employment Obligations for Veterans and Individuals With Disabilities

SBA Implements Rule on Size and Status Certifications and Penalties for Misrepresentation

Underbidding May Buy You False Claims Liability

OFCCP Gains Ground In Its Efforts To Expand Its Jurisdiction

Cyber, Information and Supply Chain Security

Lowest Price Technically Acceptable

Sequestration Mitigation: How to Preserve Profits and Minimize Losses on Deleted Work

Ninth Circuit Says an Unreasonably Low Bid May Be a False Claim

Better State & Local IT Procurement Through Negotiations

States Getting Tougher on False Claims

DoD's Counterfeit Parts Rule Is Coming Soon

FAPIIS 101: Now That It's Here and Final, What Do We Do?

Summary of Data Rights Changes in 2012 NDAA

Who's Billion Dollar Invention Is it Anyway? A Closer Look at the Supreme Court's Decision Addressing Stanford University's Patent Infringement Case Against Roche Molecular Systems

Labor and Employment

Blacklisting Provisions and Arbitration Restrictions of “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Rules On Hold …For Now: Paycheck Transparency Provisions Go Into Effect January 1, 2017

Fair Pay-Safe Workplaces: The “On-Hold” Rules and Guidance

All Employers, Including California Employers, Should Review their Compensation Practices for White Collar Employees

New State Legislation Offers Protection to Small Businesses From Predatory Disabled Access Lawsuits

California Employers: New Harassment and Discrimination Regulations Go Into Effect April 1, 2016

New California Family Rights Act Regulations: Employers with 50 or More Employees in California Should Ensure Existing Policies, Practices, Forms and Postings Are up to Date

California Employers Must Provide Paid Sick Leave Benefits to Most Employees

Public Contractors May Now Have Liability to Their Competitors for Prevailing Wage Violations

Key Changes to California Employment Law in 2015

Employers Must Reimburse California Employees Required To Use Their Personal Cell Phones For Work Related Calls Even If The Employees Incur No Expense

San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect August 13, 2014: San Francisco Private Employers and City Contractors and Subcontractors Face Significant New Restrictions on Inquiries and Use of Criminal History

San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect August 13, 2014: San Francisco City Contractors and Subcontractors Face Significant New Restrictions on Inquiries and Use of Criminal History For Employees And Applicants For Employment

Ninth Circuit Holds That Workers Can Choose Not To Use FMLA/CFRA Leave While Using Paid Vacation

New Prevailing Wage Risk for California Contractors

OFCCP Expands Federal Contractor Employment Obligations for Veterans and Individuals With Disabilities

OFCCP Gains Ground In Its Efforts To Expand Its Jurisdiction

Key Changes to Employment Law in 2013

Some Employers May Not Be Able to Afford Unpaid Interns

California Supreme Court Issues Its Long Awaited Decision in Brinker

Significant Changes to California Employment Laws for 2012

The Supreme Court's Decision in Dukes significantly alters the landscape for litigating employment class actions in discrimination cases

Retail Industry Trade Regulation

California Department of Pesticide Regulation Updated Registration Requirement

New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Adopted

May 11, 2016 Deadline to Post Proposition 65 Warnings for Food and Beverage-Based BPA Exposures. See Re-adoption of BPA Emergency Regulation as of 9/16/2016

Proposed Reform to California’s Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Adds Complication for Most Companies but Some Relief for Small Retailers

FDA Proposes Regulations for Electronic Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Hope for Prop 65 Reform Not Borne Out in AB 227

California Offers Relief to Retailers Seeking to Reverse Distribute Pharmaceuticals

California Offers Protection and San Francisco Adds New Responsibilities Under Disabled Access Laws


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