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Contractor’s Technical Violations of Contractor License Law During Corporate Reorganization Potentially Subjects It To Disgorgement of 18 Million Dollars in Compensation

The Judicial Council of California (JCC) entered into a contract with defendant Jacobs Facilities, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of defendant Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (collectively Jacobs) to perform maintenance and repair of JCC facilities statewide. Performance of the contract required a license issued pursuant to the Contractors’ State License Law (Bus. & Prof. Code, […]

Jim Parton Again Named Super Lawyer

James Parton III was again named Super Lawyers in 2015. Jim Parton has been so honored every year since 2004. Jim Parton has been named a Super Lawyer in his specialty of Employment Litigation: Defense. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate […]

Jim Parton’s Paid Sick Leave Law Article Published By United Contractors

Jim Parton’s article, “Are You Ready For California’s Paid Sick Leave Law?,” has been published by United Contractors in the May 2015 issue of the UCON Magazine. The magazine is available online at This law goes into effect July 1 and applies to virtually all California employers, even those with a single employee. This […]

A Poorly Drafted Employee Arbitration Agreement Today Can Have Drastic Consequences Tomorrow

A recent California appellate decision highlights the present flux in the state of the law regarding employee arbitration agreements and the painful consequences of a poorly drafted employee arbitration agreement. In 2013 the California Supreme Court ruled (in Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno (2013) 57 Cal.4th 1109, 1124) that employees may be forced by arbitration […]

An Architect Owes Duty of Professional Care to Future Owners of a New Residential Building

A homeowners association on behalf of its members sued a condominium developer and various other parties over construction design defects that allegedly make the homes unsafe and uninhabitable for significant portions of the year. Two of the defendants were architectural firms, which allegedly designed the homes in a negligent manner and also played an active […]