On September 28, 2014, the California Legislature enacted Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1897, which created California Labor Code section 2810.3. The new law holds companies accountable for violations of workers’ rights committed by their labor suppliers.
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“Fast and Loose” Equals High Risk on Government Projects - Heightened Scrutiny under the False Claims Act -Posted October 7, 2014 False Claims Act
During the spring of 2013, I wrote extensively about the likely return of heightened scrutiny by the government in the field of the federal False Claims Act. The following summary presents a highlight of that lengthier treatment.
Michael D. Germain, Partner
Stop Payment Notices – An Intentional Decision or a Mistake? Golden State Boring & Pipe Jacking, Inc. v. Eastern Municipal Water DistrictPosted October 7, 2014 Recent Cases
California Civil Code sections 9356 and 9558 and the courts interpreting them have always permitted a rightful claimant to file a proper Stop Notice at any time during the project so long as all other administrative and legal procedures have been satisfied. Recently, however, the California Court of Appeals in a case titled Golden State Boring & Pipe Jacking, Inc. v. Eastern Municipal Water District tossed a sizeable rock into the proverbial calm pond – and, predictably, the waves are starting to hit shore.