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Indemnity for active negligence or willful misconduct now prohibited in California

USA - June 27 2013 Normally, a general contractor performs little or none of the work on a construction project with its own forces. Instead, subcontractors perform the

What proof is necessary to validate a subcontractor back charge?

USA - February 5 2009 Across the board, there are not a lot of court decisions that get into the details of many of the typical problems that are seen on a troubled construction project

Reporting thefts and losses of controlled substances for providers and pharmacies

USA - September 28 2012 Under the Controlled Substances Act, every person who manufactures, distributes, dispenses, imports or exports a controlled substance is required to register with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA

California’s new privacy law covering utility ‘smart meter’ data takes effect on January 1, 2014

USA - December 2 2013 On January 1, 2014, California's new "smart meter" privacy law goes into effect, which may impact Internet Service Providers, financial institutions

Employment & Labor in Georgia: Lexology Navigator Q&A

USA - October 6 2014 State snapshot; employment relationship; hiring; wage & hour; discrimination; privacy; trade secrets; labor relations; termination

Managing the employment relationship in Georgia

USA - January 8 2016 A structured guide to country specific laws, misclassification and contracts in Georgia

Hiring and wage & hour law in Georgia

USA - October 21 2015 A structured guide to background checks, hiring and wage & hour law in Georgia

IRS announces rules on transfers to foreign partnerships

USA - August 17 2015 On August 6, 2015, the IRS issued Notice 2015-54 (the Notice), describing regulations under Section 721(c) meant to ensure that gain is recognized

Five questions curious minds want to know about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran

Iran, USA - August 17 2015 U.S. and non-U.S. companies and financial institutions are struggling to understand the implications for their business if and when sanctions on Iran

New proposals from California Governor: will CEQA be fixed? Or will it get more complex and unwieldy?

USA - August 12 2015 The California Governor's Office is seeking input on their proposals to update the CEQA Guidelines by October 12, 2015. They have released a