Month: July 2021

Legal Alert: CA Supreme Court Decision Changes Meal and Rest Period Premium Payment Calculation

July 19, 2021
Meal and Rest Period

Late last week, the California Supreme Court ruled in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC that employers must pay meal and rest break premiums to nonexempt employees at the regular rate of pay. The regular rate of pay, used to calculate the overtime rate of pay, includes all nondiscretionary compensation. This decision marks an important change in…

Read More

IRS Excludes Cryptocurrency Exchanges From Section 1031

July 12, 2021
Cryptocurrency Graphic

Cryptocurrency is cool these days. And since this Tax Blog aspires to be cool (with mixed results), allow me to examine the latest offering from the IRS regarding cryptocurrency. Under the heading of “better late than never,” in General Counsel Memorandum 202124008, published June 8, 2021 (the “Memo”) the IRS published guidance stating that pre-2018…

Read More

Boutin Jones Inc. Announces Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honorees

July 9, 2021
Super Lawyer Graphic

We are happy to announce that 21 Boutin Jones attorneys have been recognized as 2021 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars—nearly half of the entire firm. The selection process is the result of detailed analysis of peer selection and independent research that starts when lawyers in each state are invited to nominate attorneys they have personally…

Read More

Boutin Jones Inc. Adds Real Estate Lawyer Christy L. Grellas

July 8, 2021
Christy L. Grellas

Christy L. Grellas has joined Boutin Jones Inc. as an associate attorney. She received her J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, where she graduated in the top ten of her law school class, after having earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Utah. She is part of Boutin Jones’ real estate law group,…

Read More

Annual Income Tax Seminar Set for July 15, 2021

July 6, 2021

Tax Attorney Matt Carlson Chairs the Income and Other Tax Committee of the Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Association, and he’ll be kicking off the annual Income Tax Seminar on July 15, 2021. There have been a lot of changes, and this seminar will tackle them. Lawyers can also earn 4 Hours of MCLE,…

Read More