Everything You Need to Know About Custody Schedules for Infants and Baby Parenting Plans Creating the right visitation schedule for a newborn can be daunting for the new parents. They both want to spend as much time as possible and bond with their new baby, but figuring out what parenting plan works best for an infant may seem impossible. Although both parents will probably want as much time as possible with their newborn or infant, the primary consideration must be how to best meet the baby’s needs. When it comes to designing a custody schedule for a baby, there are…
It’s 2021, and we’re still talking about The Statute of Charitable Uses of 1601. This landmark legislation – the “birth of the modern law of philanthropy” – is not a mere historic relic, dusted off from time to time to remind us that our American legal roots hark back to the common law of Tudor England.  Deeply relevant to this day “… some five centuries later and an ocean away….” it is – or certainly should be – center stage in the United States Supreme Court right now in the case that has the nonprofit sector riveted…
Originally published by GP Solo Magazine for the American Bar Association. Written by Lauren Suarez and Allison D.H. Soares. April 15 symbolizes a lot of things to various lawyers, depending on whether you are a solo practitioner, a midsize firm, a partner in a large, national firm, or merely an individual just coming out of law school trying to decide whether to incorporate and hang your own shingle.  As we look back at the impact the previous presidential administration had on the profession of law as a whole, one of the most crucial pieces of legislation of the Trump…
This article was reviewed in June 2021 and is up-to-date.   Prevention of liability starts with auditing your agency’s personnel rules.  Indeed, in an employment-related lawsuit, the applicable personnel rule is often “Exhibit A.”  Each year, public agencies face changes to employment laws and regulations, best management practices, and internal changes to procedures.  Thus, the outcome of a lawsuit may just depend on whether the agency has audited and updated their personnel rules to reflect these changes. A personnel rules audit is often a detailed, methodical and lengthy process.  As with most challenging projects, a personnel rules audit requires ample…
Seyfarth Synopsis: Following its June 3, 2021 meeting, when the Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted to approve Cal/OSHA’s controversial revisions to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), the Board convened an emergency meeting on June 9, 2021, where it voted unanimously to pull back the revisions. On June 11, 2021, the Board released a proposed do-over —the third attempt at an ETS—to align with recent CDPH and CDC guidance, particularly as it relates to vaccinated individuals. You Make Choices And You Don’t Look Back—Unless You’re Cal/OSHA As we have previously recounted, the journey of the Cal/OSHA ETS has taken on…
Influencers Social media influencers and creatives have learned to monetize their fame and new changes are increasing revenues across the board. As an attorney for social media influencers, I’ve had a bird’s eye view of the rise of social commerce and the methods, integrations, and contracts that make it profitable for my clients. Influencers that use brands not only to monetize but create an even deeper connection with their followers are reaping the benefits. Some important players in the e-commerce space have taken notice. New SaaS and print-on-demand services are integrating with social media giving even more opportunities for monetization.Within…
“The time is the 1590s” in “England of the first Elizabeth….”  It’s a period of social stress: plague, poverty, inflation, malnutrition, property crimes, riots and – of course – religious upheaval.  According to Professor Emeritus James J. Fishman of the Pace University School of Law, that’s a perfect setting for the birth of the law of modern philanthropy.        A Bit of History … In Encouraging Charity in a Time of Crisis: The Poor Laws and the Statute of Charitable Uses of 1601 (December 5, 2005) SSRN, this distinguished nonprofit law scholar describes how,…
As remote employees and employers prepare to return to the workplace, California’s guidance on COVID-19 protocols is still ever-changing and uncertain. Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted on new proposed changes to Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards.  The revisions in the initial vote had included updates to face coverings, physical distancing, and other preventative measures for most workers in California. For face coverings specifically, fully vaccinated workers without COVID-19 symptoms would not need to wear masks indoors if everyone else is fully vaccinated and not showing symptoms. However, where there is a mixture of…