The Truth About False Advertising

Advertisements, whether shown on social media, heard on the radio, or seen on the television, are regulated by federal law that requires truthfulness. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces so-called “truth-in-advertising” laws.  With the increasingly rapid development of new methods of advertising on social media, the rules and regulations enforced by the FTC are becoming […]

California Court Broadens the Definition of Employee

California Court Broadens the Definition of Employee In a recent case, the California Supreme Court broadened the definition of “employees” that are entitled to paid breaks and overtime benefits, as opposed to independent contractors, who are not. Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, 2018 Cal.LEXIS 3152 (Cal.Apr. 30, 2018). Previously, […]

What Exactly is a Contract?

What Exactly is a Contract? At its core, a contract is nothing more than a promise: If you do X for me, I’ll do Y for you.  The only difference between a promise and a contract is that a contract is enforceable in a court of law. So what is this magic ingredient that turns a promise […]

Can a Text Message Create a Binding Contract?

Can a Text Message Create a Binding Contract? A previous post discussed how an exchange of emails can result in a binding contract. But can you really create a contractual obligation by sending a text?  A recent case in Massachusetts hints that this too, is a possibility. The case, titled St. John’s Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, […]