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- FAA Drone Regulations a Setback for Amazon
Law360 | February 18, 2015
San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar is quoted in this story discussing the potential impact of the FAA’s new guidelines for unmanned aircrafts on businesses with plans to use drones.
- New Confusion for California Public Works Contractors
Law360 | February 3, 2015
San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Matt Richards authored this article discussing a California appeals court decision that raises questions regarding the circumstances under which California public entities may withhold retention on public works projects.
- Piece-Rate Payment Proving More Problematic
The Crush (the Publication of the California Association of Winegrape Growers) | February 1, 2015
San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Paul Lynd discusses increasing issues with the common practice of piece-rate payment for vineyard workers.