Los Angeles Business Law Blog

The Logistics of Merging with, Acquiring Companies

Mergers and acquisitions are highly complicated business transactions that must be entered into with careful consideration. It is not as easy as a one-time transaction or purchase, and there are financial, employment and organizational implications to think about.

Navigating local hiring requirements

In the construction field, contractors face different constraints with publically funded construction projects. One of the limitations of city-funded projects is a local hiring requirement where a predetermined percentage of a project's workforce must come from the surrounding geographic area to promote the local economy.

Proposed Bill in California to Prohibit Confidentiality of Product Defect Settlement Agreement Fails

It seems that we regularly read news stories about defective products. You don't have to search too hard to find a current report on a defective airbag, children's toy or construction element.

Lawmakers Propose a Bill Requiring Trucks to Have Side Guards

Complying with state and federal trucking regulations is a significant responsibility for those operating in this industry. There are equipment, training, hiring and operational obligations that must be observed properly or the companies could face major consequences.

UPS plans using blockchain technology to improve service

Technology is changing the way business is conducted throughout the world. In the transportation industry, driverless trucks are quickly becoming reality for logistics companies. As these trucks are rolled out in the years ahead, logistics firms will need to adjust to new regulations and deal with safety concerns.

Top 6 Innovation Trends or Issues Faced by Logistics Companies in 2018

Business owners must consistently stay on top of the latest innovations, or see their market share erode. New and dramatic shifts are already underway in the logistics and transportation industries, which will affect every aspect of your business in 2018.

Could Artificial Intelligence Transform Construction Sites?

Construction defects, heavy machinery operation errors and failed safety precautions can all put people in danger of being hurt or killed on a construction site. These dangerous conditions can, therefore, lead to serious penalties for noncompliant parties. As such, there are numerous state and federal regulations with which companies and property owners must comply.

Does Your Organization Need an Employee Handbook?

No matter the size of your enterprise, having an employee handbook can benefit your organization. A handbook summarizes company policies and gives employees a roadmap for what is expected. It's also a way to promote your brand and culture internally. As workplaces evolve, a handbook can help protect your organization against misunderstandings and potential lawsuits.

The perils of the hiring process for employers

The hiring process is a nervous time for both the prospective employees who apply for the open position, and the employer that is trying to hire the most talented applicant available. There are many things to consider on both sides, but today we want to focus on the employer and what they must do in order to ensure a successful and litigation-free hiring.

The first thing to realize about the hiring process is that there are many different questions that the interviewer is not allowed to ask the applicant. For example, they can't ask if the applicant is considering having a child. They can't ask about the race, religion, age, or sexual preference of the applicant. And they can't ask about the disability or citizenship status of the applicant.

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