California Supreme Court Holds that Payroll Services Provider ADP Cannot Be Sued for Breach of Contract, Negligence, and Negligent Misrepresentation by a Former Employee Seeking Unpaid Wages
by Nicholas Ma
Can an employee sue the employer’s payroll service for failure to correctly process and report payroll? According to the California Supreme Court recent decision in Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC (2019) 6 Cal.5th 817, the answer is no.
In examining the claim, the Court held that when an employer hires a payroll company, providing a benefit to employees with regard to the wages they receive is ordinarily not a motivating purpose of the transaction.
Do You Know Where The Photos For Your Website Come From?
by James Kachmar
The IP Law Blog
Many businesses rely on their websites to promote their company and drum up business. Having a “professional” looking web page is considered a must and companies spend a lot of money in creating and maintaining their web presence. However, a recent case out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrates that care must be taken in connection with the creation of a company’s website,
Changing Prop 65 Requirements at Residential Rentals
by Jeff R. Nelson
Landlords will soon face new Prop 65 warning requirements for rental properties. Physical Prop 65 warning signs will no longer be required as a general rule once the new rules take effect on July 1, 2019. Instead, warnings must be provided directly to the building’s tenants and occupants via one of three methods: 1) a letter addressed to each known adult occupant and delivered to the property;