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Yearly Archives: 2021

  • Gibbs Giden congratulates the nine partners included in the Southern California Super Lawyers 2021 list. The annual list  recognizes exceptional attorneys in specific geographic and practice areas. This year’s list included: JASON M. ADAMS BARBARA R. GADBOIS SARA H. KORNBLATT  WILLIAM B. LOCHER CHRISTOPHER E. NG (Managing Partner) TED L. SENET GLENN E. TURNER, III RICHARD J. WITTBRODT PHILIP C. ZVONICEK The content contained herein is published online by Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP (“Gibbs Giden”) for informational purposes only and may contain attorney advertising. For specific questions about  any of the content posted to the Gibbs […]

  • January 2021 Since March 4, 2020, when Governor Newsom issued a Proclamation of a State of Emergency, the State has been in a constant pattern of slow down, shutdown, ramp up, repeat. In addition to Governor Newsom’s emergency orders, most counties are establishing (or already have established) emergency procedures as well. This makes it particularly difficult for construction companies with projects in multiple counties to track emergency procedures such as training and reporting. The following provides a quick guide to construction site compliance based on California’s Assembly Bill 685 (“AB 685”) and how to prepare for potential shutdowns related to […]

  • For folks in the construction industry, a mechanics lien is one of the most valuable tools for getting paid. Every state has mechanics lien laws that protect construction professionals facing nonpayment by granting them the right to file a lien.   A construction business’s lien rights depend on their ability to follow their state’s mechanics lien requirements. These include deadlines and important steps like sending preliminary notices and notices of intent. Though this process can look different depending on what state you’re in, the importance of lien rights in securing your business is universal.  Webinar: Construction lawyer explains how to resolve payment disputes With this in […]

  •   January 2021 Workplace harassment continues to be a significant problem for employers and employees in California. A recent study showed that women and men in California are subjected to sexual harassment at a rate higher than the national average.[1]  That same study found that more than 86% of women and 53% of men in California have experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault. Employees are challenging sexual harassment through administrative agencies, such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) and through civil lawsuits. In 2019, the DFEH received 22,584 complaints. Of these, over 7,000 concerned claims […]

  • January 2021 Employers big and small benefit from having detailed, updated handbooks.  Handbooks are a great way to communicate internal and mandatory policies. They can help employees find answers to many employment related questions. Handbooks can also help employers protect or defend against liability.  Mandatory Policies California mandates that employers develop and distribute certain policies to their employees. For example, employers must have written policies concerning discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prevention.  A handbook is an efficient way to distribute these policies and helps protect the employer if discrimination, harassment, or retaliation claims arise.  At-Will Employment A handbook is an effective […]