DP&F Reception at Unified

Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty will be hosting a reception at Unified on Wednesday, January 30th from 6:30-9:30 at Downtown & Vine located at 1200 K Street  #8 in Sacramento.  We invite all of our Lex Vini readers to join us if you happen to be in Sacramento for Unified.  Also stop by our booth on […]

Filing Period for H-1B Visas to Open April 1st

From time to time we like to post guest blogs from our colleagues with information that might be useful to our clients.  The below post is from Melissa Harms, an immigration law attorney based in Marin.  Melissa can be reached at [email protected] with any questions or inquiries. The FY2014 H-1B cap filing period will open 04/01/2013 (for […]

New York State Liquor Authority to Examine Third Party Marketing

The New York State Liquor Authority (“NY SLA”) is holding a special meeting on January 17, 2013 to discuss the role of third party providers in internet advertising and sales. This meeting is the result of a request from ShipCompliant for a declaratory ruling that its MarketPlace Platform does not violate New York state laws […]

California Increases Penalties for Farm Labor Violations

On Jan 1, 2013, a new law came into effect in California that allows for serious civil penalties — fines of up to $50,000 — to be levied against a farm labor contractor (FLC) for license violations.  The law amends Section 1683 of the California Labor Code, and provides teeth to enforcement agents.  Previously, the […]

2013 Employment Reminders (Happy New Year!)

As of January 1, 2013 most California employers must comply with a handful of important new laws.  Here are two that should top your list: 1. Commission Agreements:  Employers must have a written and signed commission agreement for all employees who receive any part of their compensation in the form of a commission. (Labor Code […]