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September 2018  Volume 51
Legal Updates  Article 1
Possible Relief for Employers in Coming and Going Rule  
Risk Management  Article 2
Project Representative Manual: A Sample  
Client Selection  Article 3
Tribal Law Projects: Considerations for Designers  
   
August 2018  Volume 50
Risk Management  Article 1
Does your website increase your liability?  
Contracts  Article 2
Jobsite Safety: Amending Your Contract Without a Pen!  
Claims  Article 3
Claims vs Circumstances: Are You Aware of the Difference?  
   
July 2018  Volume 49
Risk Management   Article 1
Quick Considerations for Public-Private Partnerships
Contracts  Article 2
Knowing the Contract Limitations: A Guide  
Cyber Risk  Article 3
Engineering Firm Wiped out by Ransomware  
   
June 2018  Volume 48
Risk Management  Article 1
Keeping the Standard of Care in Check  
Insurance Coverage  Article 2
The Most Significant Exclusion: Contractual Liability  
Automobile Exposures  Article 3
Developing Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Guidelines  
   
May 2018  Volume 47
Risk Management  Article 1
Design-Build Primer: Contractor-Led Projects Have Risks of Their Own  
Claims  Article 2
Building a Foundation for Successful Mediation  
Workers Compensation  Article 3
Workplace Incidents: Investigation Best Practices  
   
April 2018  Volume 46
Workers Compensation  Article 1
USL&H: Working over Water Demystified  
Industry Trends  Article 2
Blockchain in the Insurance Industry  
Risk Management  Article 3 
Considering Termination?  Advice on Breaking-Up  
   
March 2018  Volume 45
Risk Management
 Article 1
Subconsultant Claims: Tips to Avoiding Vicarious Liability  
Human Resources  Article 2
Risk Management Considerations for the Road Warrior  
Insurance Coverage  Article 3
From the Coverage Vault: A Primer on Project Insurance  
   
February 2018 Volume 44
Claims  Article 1
Reservation of Rights Letter, to Worry or Not to Worry?  
Legal Update  Article 2
No Certificate of Merit, No Claim Court Says  
Human Resources  Article 3
The Liabilities of Letting Employees Work From Home  
   
January 2018 Volume 43
Legislative Updates Article 1
New Year, New Law! Are You Ready for New Indemnities in California?  
Risk Management Article 2 
Pro Bono Services: Do the Smart Thing, Before You Do the Right Thing  
Human Resources Article 3 
Cell Phone Use While Driving - Distracting and Risky for Business  
   
December 2017  Volume 42
Risk Management  Article 1
Insurance Tips for the Holiday Party  
Legal Updates  Article 2
Mandatory Licensure Reporting Requirements  
Human Resources  Article 3
Who Is Responsible for Commutes To/From Work?  
   
November 2017  Volume 41
Human Resources  Article 1
Asking These Questions Could Mean a Lawsuit  
Claims Trends  Article 2
Anatomy of an Action-Over Claim  
Risk Management  Article 3
Specifications and Substitutions: Choose Carefully  
   
October 2017  Volume 40
Cyber Risk  Article 1
Cyber Security Tips for the Business Traveler  
Contracts  Article 2
Limitation of Liability Clauses: a Great Tool for difficult contracts  
Insurance Coverage  Article 3
Additional Insured status and Professional Liability  
   
September 2017  Volume 39
Disaster Overview  Article 1
Professional Services When Natural Disaster Strikes  
Risk Management  Article 2
Considerations for Firms Performing Emergency Services  
Contracts  Article 3
Sample Agreement for Emergency Professional Services  
Human Resources  Aritcle 4
Wage and Hour Considerations During Weather Emergencies  
   
August 2017  Volume 38
Risk Management  Article 1
Digital Signatures: Is the 'wet' stamp becoming passé?  
Legal Updates  Article 2
Jobsite Safety: Unclear contract provisions present liability concerns  
Contracts  Article 3
Is your firm ready to use the 2017 AIA Contract Documents?  
   
July 2017  Volume 37
Claims Trends Article 1
What Are the Developments Impacting Claims for Design Professionals  
Human Resources  Article 2
Social Media for Design Professionals: Benefits and Risks   
Risk Management  Article 3
Confidentiality Clauses in Professional Services Agreement  
   
June 2017  Volume 36
Risk Management  Article 1
Condominiums: What to Know Before You go!  
Legal Updates  Article 2
Are 'At-Risk' Construction Managers Responsible for Design Errors?  
Contracts  Article 3
Contract Review Checklist  
   
May 2017  Volume 35
Legislative Updates  Article 1
Indemnification Obligations in California - Improved, but not a Cure  
Claims Trends  Article 2
Uninsured Subconsultants - Paying Attention to Contract Details  
Risk Management  Article 3
The Prevailing Standard of Care - A Moving Target  
   
April 2017  Volume 34
Workers Compensation  Article 1
When is "First Aid" a Reportable Claim?  
Claims  Article 2
Bending the rules for long-time clients: Are you feeding the bears?  
Mergers & Acquisitions
 Article 3
Successful Mergers/Acquisitions - The Devil is in the Details!  
   
March 2017  Volume 33
Project Delivery
Design Build: Practical Considerations for Design Professionals
 Article 1
Tax Credits

Federal Research and Development (R&D) Credits?


 Article 2
Risk Management
Show Me the Money: Avoid Disputes over Billing and Payment
 Article 3
   
February 2017  Volume 32
Legal Updates
ADA Responsibility and Architects, A Major Change?
 Article 1
Cyber Risk
How is your Cyber Hygiene at Work?
 Article 2
Risk Management
Observation vs. Inspection, What does your client expect?
 Article 3
   
January 2017  Volume 31 
Risk Management
BIM and Electronic File Transfer: Whose Data is it anyway?
 Article 1
Human Resources
Wage and Hour Considerations During Weather-Related Emergencies
 Article 2
Industry Trends
A/E/C Quarterly Market Forecast Report
  Article 3
   
December 2016  Volume 30
Outside the Box with an Insurance Broker
Seven Unconventional Topics addressed by our Insurance Professionals
 Article 1
   
November 2016  Volume 29
Human Resources & Management

Hey, kids! Get Into My Workforce!


 Article 1
Human Resources & Risk Management

PARTY ON!! Work Related Holiday Parties


 Article 2
Risk Management

Expert Witness Services - A Professional Liability Risk?


 Article 3
   
October 2016 Volume 28
Workers Compensation Change in California (1/2)
PRESS RELEASE from the California Insurance Commissioner
Article 1
Workers Compensation Change in California (2/2)

Change in 2017 Experience Rating Calculation Methodology

Article 2
Cyber Risk 
Social Engineering: An Insidious, Fraudulent Attack!
Article 3


September 2016  Volume 27
Contracts
Waivers of Subrogation: What are they, and why should I care?
 Article 1
Automobile Exposures
Use of Personal Autos for Business: Managing Your Exposure
 Article 2
Dispute Resolution
Would an A/E firm Likely Fare better in Litigation or Arbitration?
 Article 3
   
August 2016  Volume 26
Risk Management 
Participate in a 'Joint Venture'? Seems like a simple question!
 Article 1
Project Insurance
How does coverage under a 'wrap-up' work for a design firm?
 Article 2
Claims Trends
Real Professional Liability Claims from an Industry Leader
 Article 3
   
July 2016  Volume 25
Cyber Risk
Managing Cyber Liability Risk, Time for a checkup?
 Article 1
Risk Management
Moonlighting: Out of Sight, Out of Mind? 
 Article 2
Human Resources
Ergonomics for the Road Warrior!
 Article 3
   
June 2016  Volume 24
Employee Benefits
ERISA Fiduciary Duties and Personal Liability
 Article 1
Mergers & Acquisitions
Learning From The Mistakes of Others?
 Article 2
Human Resources
New Overtime Rules - Next Steps?
 Article 3
   
May 2016  Volume 23
Copyrights
Copyright! Nice to Have or Need to Have?
 Article 1
Contracts
Limitation of Liability: Balancing Risk vs Reward
 Article 2
Risk Management
Managing Expectations: A Critical Skill for Design Professionals
 Article 3
   
April 2016  Volume 22
Cyber Risk
Cyber Risk is Bigger than an IT Issue!
 Article 1
Risk Management
Seismic Retrofit Ordinances, A Risky Opportunity?
 Article 2
Tax Credits
Tax Reduction through R&D Tax Credits. Time to Revisit?
 Article 3
   
March 2016  Volume 21
Duty to Defend Legislation
Help pass Senate Bill 885: ACEC CA needs everyone's support!
 Article 1
Legal Updates
 Article 2
Condominiums
 Article 3
   
February 2016  Volume 20
Construction Liens
Liens Can Be Useful Tools For Getting Paid
 Article 1
Risk Management
Materials Tranparency: Whats In the Specified Products?
 Article 2
Human Resources
Business Risks Arising from Social Media Are Expanding Daily!
 Article 3
   
January 2016  Volume 19
Cyber Security
What is Black, White and Read All Over?
 Article 1 
Wage & Hour
Stakes raised in Employee vs Independent Contrctors discussion
 Article 2
Distracted Driving
Where can you still text and Drive?
 Article 3
   
December 2015  Volume 18
Risk Management
Protect your business from Holiday Party misfortunes
 Article 1
Legal Updates
Failure to design to Code: malpractice even if not breach of contract?
 Article 2
Dispute Resolution
Mediation or Arbitration: Think the choice is unimportant, try again!
 Article 3
   
November 2015  Volume 17
Employment Practices
Providing Work Accommodations To Injured Workers
 Article 1
Crime & Cyber Risk
Successful Phishing results in major financial consequences!
 Article 2
Business Risks with Personal Vehicles
Employee-Owned Vehicle Usage Can Cause Serious Insurance Loss
 Article 3
   
October 2015  Volume 16
Ownership Structures
Is an ESOP the solution to succession?
 Article 1
Legal Updates
Engineering firm succeeds in prevailing wage dispute!
 Article 2
Fiduciary Liability
Third party administrators do not eliminate Fiduciary Risk. Why?
 
 Article 3
   
September 2015 Volume 15
Business Practices
How to operate a drone for construction and not get sued
Article 1
Project Delivery Process
50 Key Activities for Successful Projects
Article 2 
Business Continuity Planning
Wildfire Preparedness Checklist
Article 3 
   
August 2015   Volume 14 
Document Retention
10 Strategies for Managing Scope Creep
 Article 1
Disaster Recovery 
Home Sweet Home, the Liabilities of Telecommuting
 Article 2 
Business Practices
Competing for Talent 
 Article 3
   
July 2015  Volume 13 
Insurance Industry
Admitted v Non Admitted 
 Article 1 
Automobile Accidents
Distracted Driving
 Article 2 
Business Practices
To Drone or Not to Drone ( Revised 2-2016)
 Article 3 
   
June 2015  Volume 12
Document Retention
Electronic Information. Delete or Don't Delete
 Article 1
Disaster Recovery 
Not If, But When! Preparing for the Inevitable Disaster!
 Article 2
Business Practices
Internet Distraction, Balancing Business Need and Personal Abuse. 
 Article 3
   
May 2015  Volume 11
Contracts
Prevailing Party Clauses: Yes or No? 
 Article 1 
Employment Law 
Clarifying Status: Employee v. Independent Contractor
 Article 2 
Risk Management 
When is the Right Time to Hire In-House Counsel?
 Article 3 
   
April 2015  Volume 10
Risk Management
What is "Brochurebiage", and why you should avoid it
 Article 1 
Tax Credits
Research Tax Credit Opportunities for Architects and Engineers
 Article 2 
Bonding
10 Things You Should Know about Surety Bonds
 Article 3 
   
March 2015  Volume 9
Workers Compensation
California State Fund Files For Major Rate Increase
 Article 1
Risk Mitigation/Loss Prevention
Using Cell Phones While Driving
 Article 2
Contracts
Contractual Defense Obligation
 Article 3
   
February 2015  Volume 8
Economic Loss Doctrine
California Court of Appeals applies rule to design professionals
 Article 1
Project Write-offs & Re-Work 
Thieves in the Night: Write-Offs suggests ways to reduce write-offs
 Article 2
Renting Vehicles for Business
Risk Management Advisory when Rejecting Rental Car Coverage
 Article 3
   
January 2015 Volume 7
Fiduciary Liability
Does this sound familiar: We expect you to be the best
Article 1
Cyber Security
Easy Steps to Protect your Data
Article 2
Employment Law
EEOC and NLRB offer guidance on two workplace dilemmas
NLRB Prohibits "work Only" Email Policies
EEOC Issues New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance
Aricle 3

Article 3 Part 1
Article 3 Part 2
   
December 2014 Volume 6
Top Cyber Security Risks for Design Firms: Article 1
Is your firm Disaster Ready? Article 2
Seven Key Contract Clauses:
Article 3



 
November 2014 
Volume 5
Privacy and Security Issues when Designing "Smart" Buildings: Article 1
How to Successfully Implement Technology: Article 2 
Negotiation Strategies and Solutions for Higher Limit requirements: Article 3


October 2014
Volume 4
Bad Grammer Causes Major Loss: Article 1
Personal Injuries May Trump Code Compliance: Article 2
Adjust your Contract To Changing Realities: Article 3


   
September 2014
Volume 3 
STOP! Can your Professionals stamp those documents? Article 1
Up in the Air: The Emerging Issue of Drones in the Construction Industry Article 2 
5 Cyber Security Questions Every CEO Should ask Article 3
   
August 2014 Volume 2 
To Go or Not to Go: Whats your protocol for evaluating projects?  Article 1 
CA Supreme Court rules against Design Professionals in Beacon Decision:  Article 2 
CAL/OSHA Targets Construction Sites: Are you properly trained?  Article 3 
   
July 2014  Volume 1 
Privacy and Data Security Trends and Design Professionals  Article 1 
Nailing Down the Scope (Without Screwing Up Your Client Relationship)  Article 2 
Municipal Advisors Registration Began July 1st : Are You In Compliance?  Article 3 
   
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