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Partners Kevin Cauley and Sierra Spitzer will provide a review of new and noteworthy employment laws and regulations and how these impact the construction industry’s workforce at the Associated Subcontractors Alliance (ASA) Construction Law Update on January 13, 2016. The presentation will include information regarding skilled workforce requirements, electronic certified payroll requirements, and recent court decisions which impact contractors. These decisions will include the validity of lease-leaseback delivery systems that discuss the Davis v. Fresno Unified School District case. This decision deals with lease-leaseback and the issue of competitive bidding on lease-leaseback projects. The Court of Appeal recently issued a decision in Jeff Tracy, Inc. v City of Pico Rivera with important implications with respect to the requirements to be proven for a contractor to collect in a lawsuit. Click here for the event flyer.


November 24, 2015, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — Ross Schwartz, a partner with Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot LLP, attended the annual conference of LEGUS International Network of Law Firms convened in Cape Town, South Africa recently for a week-long conference.  Hosted by South Africa’s Strauss Daly law firm, the conference opened with a presentation by a cheetah-conservation group and the rare opportunity to interact closely with two rescued cheetahs. Additional speakers included Zelda La Grange, Nelson Mandela’s long-time presidential aide, and Ulrich Roux, a director of BDK Attorneys and a news commentator who covered the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.   Read the full article.