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PAST EVENTS

California Mortgage Bankers Association
Legal Services Committee Webinar
Tuesday, March 24, 2017
David Epstein was a panelist on the topic, "The Trend Away from Nymark v. Heart Federal Savings."

Apartment Manager Training Conference
March 18, 2017
Jonathan Turner spoke on Fair Housing.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses ("10KSB") Legal Clinic
Human Resources and Employment Matters
Long Beach Community College
Wednesday, February 11, 2017, Long Beach
Soo Park spoke on "Employment Handbooks: Do's and Don'ts"

CMBA Legal Issues Conference 2016
California Mortgage Bankers Association
December 8, 2016
Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
Epstein Turner Weiss was proud to be a gold sponsor of this event. David Epstein attended the conference.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses ("10KSB") Legal Clinic
Human Resources and Employment Matters
Long Beach Community College
Wednesday, December 3, 2016, Long Beach
Jonathan Turner spoke on "Employment Law Primer: Select Issues for Small Business Owners"
Soo Park spoke on "Employment Handbooks: Do’s and Don’ts"

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses ("10KSB") Legal Clinic
Human Resources and Employment Matters
Los Angeles City College
Wednesday, November 5, 2016, Los Angeles, CA
Jonathan Turner spoke on "Employment Law Primer: Select Issues for Small Business Owners"

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses ("10KSB") Legal Clinic
Human Resources and Employment Matters
Long Beach City College
Wednesday, August 6, 2016, Long Beach, CA
Jonathan Turner spoke on "Employment Law Primer: Select Issues for Small Business Owners"

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses ("10KSB") Legal Clinic
Human Resources and Employment Matters
Long Beach City College
Wednesday, May 14, 2016, Long Beach, CA
Jonathan Turner spoke on "Employment Law Primer: Select Issues for Small Business Owners"

Goldman Sachs Small Business Legal Clinic
Los Angeles Community College (LACC)
Wednesday, April 9, 2016, Los Angeles, CA
Jonathan Turner spoke on "Wage & Hour Issues" and also "Leave of Absence Considerations"

FIRM NEWS

Jonathan Turner has become a member of the Newsletter Committee within the California Minority Counsel Program ("CMCP"). In this capacity he will help to identify, review, and publish topics for timely, substantive articles. January, 2017.

David Epstein has become a member of the Legal Services Committee Steering Group within the California Mortgage Bankers Association ("CMBA"). The CMBA serves as a statewide advocate for the residential and commercial real estate finance industry, and represents members before all government and regulatory agencies. January, 2017.

CMBA Publishes Title Insurance Article Written by David Epstein

"The Forged Deed of Trust: Does Title Insurance Cover the Lender's Loss?" is the title of an article written by attorney David B. Epstein and published in the September 2016 issue of California Mortgage Finance News, a quarterly newsletter distributed by the California Mortgage Bankers Association. Click on the link to read the article.

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT NEWS

California’s Anti-Bullying Statute – What is the Effect of Non-Compliance?
by Jonathan M. Turner, Esq.
March 27, 2017

By now, California employers should be aware of the "anti-bullying" law, which became effective on the first of this year. The law itself is a product of compromise between employee rights groups seeking expansion of the "harassment" laws already in place under federal and state anti-discrimination laws, and pro-business groups seeking to put the brakes on what they believe is an over-regulated business environment in this state.

McDonald's Faced with Discrimination Litigation Based on Acts of a Franchisee
by Jonathan M. Turner, Esq.
January 27, 2017

McDonald's Corporation is finding itself more and more in the cross hairs of litigation based on acts committed not by its own employees and managers but by persons employed by independent business owners who have franchise agreements with McDonald's.

Employment News: Accommodating "Jerks" in the Workplace Employment Law Newsletter
by Jonathan M. Turner, Esq.
January 12, 2017

Should we make a federal case out of accommodating "jerks" in the workplace?
Actually there already is such a case, and the answer is "no." In August of last year the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided Weaving v. City of Hillsboro, 763 F.3d 1106 (9th Cir. 2016), a case that caught the attention of employment law practitioners because it underscored the tension caused by competing legal obligations of the employer.

California's New 2017 Employment Laws Employment Law Newsletter
by Jonathan M. Turner, Esq.
January 5, 2017

Now that the New Year is upon us, California employers are advised to plan for compliance with several employment-related laws that take effect in 2017. Summaries of the most significant requirements appear below for your consideration.

Supreme Court Rules on FLSA Security Screenings
By Jonathan M. Turner, Esq.
December 17, 2016

In a relatively rare moment of solidarity, the Supreme Court justices all agreed that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals got it wrong when it concluded that under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") an employer must pay its warehouse employees for time spent undergoing anti-theft security screenings before leaving the warehouse at the end of the workday.  The case is Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, which issued on December 9, 2016.

Employment News: NLRB Decision Regarding Employer Email Systems Employment Law Newsletter
by Jonathan M. Turner, Esq.
December 18, 2016

Should we make a federal case out of accommodating "jerks" in the workplace? By now many employers are aware of the recent decision from the National Labor Relations Board ("Board") requiring that employers permit their employees to use the employer's email systems for communications regarding union activities, including communications to further efforts to organize employees at the workplace.

MORTGAGE AND INSURANCE NEWS

Nibbling at Nymark: The Effect of Alvarez on Lender or Servicer Liability
By David B. Epstein, Esq.

The following notes are an excerpt from a PowerPoint presentation given by David Epstein as part of a webinar sponsored by the California Mortgage Bankers Association, Legal Steering Committee, on March 24, 2017.

Is There a Drone in My Future?
by David B. Epstein, Esq. and Gail E. Wise, Esq.

On January 5, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration granted an exemption to Douglas Trudeau of Tierra Antigua Realty in Tucson, Arizona, permitting him to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, "for the purpose of aerial videography/cinematography and [to] augment real estate listing videos." Mr. Trudeau is one of a handful of businesses who recently have been given such permission by the FAA.