TALG Times Issue 1 / Volume 1

By September 13, 2019 September 20th, 2019 News

TALG IS EXPANDING

Acquires Trust & Estates and Tax Law Practice; Welcomes Las Vegas Partner, Matthew Winters

TALG is pleased to welcome Matthew Winters as its new Las Vegas partner! Matthew brings his extensive knowledge and background in areas of Trust & Estates and Tax Law to TALG.

TALG is excited to bring these essential practice areas to its clients as part of its continuing commitment to being a full-service law firm.

If you have estate planning and/or tax service needs, please contact TALG partner Matthew Winters.

Employee or Independent Contractor?

What you need to know about how new CA legislation AB 5 may affect your business.

On September 10th, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) which essentially codified last year’s state Supreme Court ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles.

Dynamex established a test for determining whether a worker in California is an employee or an independent contractor.

What does this mean for your business? Why do the distinctions matter?

In short, what benefits and workers’ compensation a business is required to provide to those it hires turns on whether the person hired is an independent contractor or an employee.

If you think your business may be impacted by AB 5, please contact TALG partners Ismail Amin, Kate Vescera, or Kevin Meade to set up a meeting. We welcome your questions and are prepared to  assist you in all needs associated with this important legislation.

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

You may be asking yourself why a website would need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The ADA has traditionally been interpreted to apply to brick & mortor buildings; however, recent caselaw, Thurston v. Midvale Corp., out of California’s 2nd Appellate District has changed that.

The Court of Appeal held that the ADA did, in fact, apply to the Defendant’s website.

Specifically, it held that at a minimum, the ADA covers a website with a nexus to a physical place of public accommodation, in this case, a restaurant.

What does this mean for your company? It may mean that you need to update your website to ensure that it complies with Title III of the ADA. ADA compliance hawks are on the lookout and are initiating litigation against companies based on this ruling, so fast action is paramount.

If you think your business may be impacted by this, please contact TALG partners Ismail Amin, Kate Vescera, or Scott Halberstadt.

See the original publication here.

Ismail Amin

Author Ismail Amin

Ismail’s legal experience encompasses serving Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized privately held companies, and entrepreneurs. He presently serves as Corporate and Litigation Counsel to large and mid-sized businesses throughout California, Nevada, and Texas, as well as General and Personal Counsel to high-profile hospitality operators in California and Nevada. Ismail’s practice emphasizes Business and Intellectual Property matters, with a focus on healthcare, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and hospitality. Ismail has counseled the firm’s healthcare provider clients in acquiring or selling assets while maximizing return and minimizing risk. He has helped clients acquire or sell over $1 billion worth of healthcare-related assets, including hospitals.

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