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General Contractors to Supervise Subcontractors Payroll

Direct Contractors Must Protect Themselves and Be Diligent in Supervising Their Subcontractors Payroll in Light of the New Labor Code Section 218.7 According to the new law, direct contractors, general contractors, or any contractor who has a direct contract with the...

California Contractors Now Liable for Subcontractor Wages

California Contractors Beware: You Are Now Liable For Your Subcontractor Wages Owed To Their Employees. As of January 1, 2018, all "direct contractors," such as general contractors, prime contractors, or any contractors who enter into contracts directly with property...

Grumpy Cat Teaches Expensive Lessons in Copyright and Trademark

If you have been on social media or anywhere on the internet in the past couple years, you might remember the internet sensation Grumpy Cat who has been raking in some serious cash for her owners and she recently reminded us the value in statutory damages for...

California’s Minimum Wage Increases in 2018

By now, nearly all California employers are probably aware of the minimum wage increase that began just weeks ago on January 1, 2018, but employers should be diligent in determining how many workers qualify as employees because the number of employees determines the...

“Candy Crush” Developers and Trademarking the Word “Candy”

If you have a smart phone or a tablet or are a regular Facebook visitor, you are already aware of the incredibly popular game “Candy Crush.” By now, you have probably had several Facebook friends requesting that you send them lives or you have seen postings on your...

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