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THE ABCs, SO TO SPEAK, OF DYNAMEX: AB 5

In the employment law field, everyone’s talking about Assembly Bill 5, the new law that’s supposed to address all the confusion about who is and who isn’t an independent contractor. You remember how in April 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in the...

BYE-BYE, 1099 WORKERS

As you’ll recall, Charles Lee, the guy who worked for Dynamex for fifteen days (yes, just 15 days), set the employment world on its head. Because of his lawsuit, it suddenly became much more difficult in California to justify classifying a worker as an independent...

BEWARE OF OVERHEAD CAM’S

Taking up from my last column, I’m talking with Jim, the owner of the traffic school, “Fun While Drinking and Driving,” about the lease he’s thinking of signing for his new location. We’ve already discussed 1) renewal periods – were there any, and at what rate; 2)...

BEFORE YOU SIGN THAT LEASE…

You might remember my last column: Jim, owner of the traffic school, Fun While Drinking and Driving, had come to see me about the lease for his new space. He was skeptical about the need to pay an attorney to review the document. So, I challenged him with eight issues...

OTHER QUESTIONS TENANTS SHOULD ASK

Jim came in to see me the other day. He was really excited. He was about to open his own comedy driving traffic school. He was going to name it “Fun While Drinking and Driving.” He even selected a location for the classes. He met with the landlord and agreed on a...