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Spencer Hamer Discusses Employment Agreements at the UCAOA Fall 2014 Conference

Spencer Hamer presented on “Physician Agreements for Employees and Independent Contractors” at the Urgent Care Association of America Fall Conference that took place in Denver, Colorado on October 11, 2014. He provided an in depth analysis of physician employment and independent contractor agreements, examining key provisions to include and how to protect a practice from trade secret theft and unfair competition. In this segment, he explores the importance of using appropriate language in offer letters.

Taylor Burras Discusses Smart Employee Termination Strategies at the UCAOA Fall 2014 Conference

Taylor Burras presented on “When the Time Comes: Smart Employee Termination Strategies” at the recent Urgent Care Association of America Fall Conference that took place in Denver, Colorado on October 11, 2014. She discussed types of problem employees, strategies for dealing with them and potential pitfalls when carrying out a termination. In this segment, she describes steps that can be taken prior to letting an employee go that will help to avoid a lawsuit down the line.

The Importance of Aggressively Seeking Full Reimbursement

Andrew Selesnick gave a presentation on “Reimbursement: Getting Paid (and Keeping Your Money)” at the California Ambulance Association’s Annual Convention & Reimbursement Conference held in San Diego, CA, on October 9, 2014. He discussed ways to maximize reimbursement in the face of declining government reimbursement and increased regulatory scrutiny. In this segment, he discusses the importance of being aggressive in seeking full reimbursement from health care payers.

Proper Handling of Emails During an Audit

Damaris Medina spoke on “Billing Audits and Compliance” at the California Ambulance Association’s Annual Convention & Reimbursement Conference held in San Diego, CA, on October 9, 2014. She discussed current trends in commercial and government payer audits, and provided tips on how to prepare for and respond to an audit. In this segment, she discusses how to properly handle company emails when faced with an audit.

Spencer Hamer Discusses “Employment Law Developments: Year in Review” at the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)

Spencer Hamer presented “Employment Law Developments: Year in Review” at the California Department of Transportation in San Diego on September 25, 2014. He addressed new employment laws in California that became effective in 2014 and laws that have either been signed or await Governor Brown’s signature for 2015. In this segment, he explains that Assembly Bill 2416 was created to crack down on employers who have been evading wage claims brought by employees.

David Samuels Discusses Post-Incident Evidence Preservation at the 15th Annual California Tourism Safety & Security Conference

David Samuels spoke at the 15th Annual California Tourism Safety & Security Conference in Costa Mesa, California on “Post-Incident Evidence Preservation” on September 18, 2014. During his presentation, David discussed best practices for preserving evidence after an incident occurs, including legal issues and strategies related to keeping evidence intact. In this video excerpt, David discusses the importance of properly preserving photo and video evidence.

Still Yelping…for Now

On September 2, 2014, the Ninth Circuit dismissed Levitt v. Yelp! Inc., a class action brought by small-business owners for violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), based on allegations that Yelp! manipulated user reviews and ratings in order to induce owners to buy advertising. The three-judge panel in Levitt held that, even if Yelp! manipulated user reviews based on a company’s refusal to advertise with Yelp!, plaintiffs failed to state a claim for economic extortion because they were not entitled to positive review placement on their Yelp! pages. Additionally, the plaintiffs failed to state a claim under the UCL because Yelp! is not a business competitor.  (Read More)

Tips for Hoteliers to Protect Against Price-Fixing Litigation

Imran Hayat recently gave a presentation with David Samuels and David Lee on “Web Wary Travel: How to Safeguard Your Hotel from Internet-related Legal Issues,” at the California Hotel & Lodging Association’s 2014 Northern California Hotel & Lodging Conference, held Thursday, August 21, 2014, in San Francisco. Imran’s portion of the presentation focused on rate parity concerns for the hotel industry, focusing on the important distinction between vertical and horizontal pricing agreements. In this video clip, Imran discusses what hoteliers can do to protect themselves from price-fixing litigation.

How Hoteliers Will Benefit from ".hotel" Generic Top Level Domain

At the California Hotel & Lodging Association’s recent 2014 Northern California Hotel & Lodging Conference, which took place on Thursday, August 21, 2014 in San Francisco, David Lee gave a presentation with David Samuels and Imran Hayat on “Web Wary Travel: How to Safeguard Your Hotel from Internet-related Legal Issues.” (Read More)

What Hoteliers Can Do to Stave Off Cyber-attacks

On August 21, 2014, David Samuels presented “Web Wary Travel: How to Safeguard Your Hotel from Internet-related Legal Issues,” along with Imran Hayat and David Lee, at the California Hotel & Lodging Association’s 2014 Northern California Hotel & Lodging Conference in San Francisco. David’s portion of the discussion covered what hotel owners and operators can do to stave off cyber-attacks. In this segment, David reviews effective steps that hoteliers can implement to prevent and recover from computer security breaches.