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Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced new guidance to determine whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). After receiving numerous complaints from workers alleging misclassification, on June 15 the DOL published […]Read More
There are several resources available to protect religious institutions that doctrinally oppose same sex marriages in light of the United States Supreme Court’s decision on the issue. If a pastor publicly opposed same sex marriage, or the ministry leases out space for community events, host […]Read More
On July 5, 2015, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) awarded Dan Dalton with a Silver Service Award in Laguna Beach, California. Dan has been a tireless leader in defending religious freedom as an ADF allied attorney. He was recognized for his faithful service in defending […]Read More
When someone is starting or joining leadership in a religious institution, legal considerations are often towards the bottom of the priority list. However, religious institutions of all faiths need to be aware of areas where they may need advice from a licensed attorney in order […]Read More
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a significant free speech decision that struck down a local ordinance that regulated signs differently based on the signs’ content. In Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the Court unanimously ruled that an Arizona town violated the First Amendment […]Read More
Property owners in California who seek to develop, redevelop, or object to the development of land need to take into consideration the implications of the California Environmental Quality Act, also known as CEQA, before taking on, or objecting to, a project. CEQA is a California […]Read More
Creative Service firms such as marketing, advertising, design, and public relations firms, often promote and encourage a relaxed, laid-back work culture. This is understandable given that employees and freelancers are supposed to create and be creative, without the restrictions of traditional office environment. Yet, these […]Read More
Zoning, by its very nature, involves separating different types of uses of land. Most communities separate the uses of land by grouping residential uses in residential districts; commercial uses in commercial districts and industrial uses in industrial districts. And within each zoning district, the community […]Read More
The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have the experience and the knowledge to work with you to develop a legal solution that helps accomplish your goals. Our collaborative approach has helped leaders like you grow businesses and banks, develop and expand churches, and build nonprofit organizations nationwide.
In my role as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God, quite often we are faced with issues that involve local governments and municipalities. Many of these issues that arise in dealing with entities are land use related. I have found Dalton & Tomich’s experience and expertise in this area to be a valuable resource and asset in every situation.
Never one time during a year-long litigation process did Dalton & Tomich demonstrate anything other than Christ-like professionalism. They managed the legal details, while we continued to do church. How they managed themselves, managed our case, and represented our church set the table for me and our church to be where we are today.
Dalton & Tomich’s expertise and experience helped us through a very difficult legal journey, ultimately achieving a favorable outcome. Their personal interest in helping us went “above and beyond” just the call of duty.