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Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Update

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Articles, The Latest

  EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR UPDATE: A NEW CALIFORNIA RULING FURTHER LIMITS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR CLASSIFICATION   In 2015, Aerlex presented a two-part online series entitled “Employee or Independent Contractor?” which examined the question of whether pilots and cabin attendants could be treated as independent contractors rather than employees. At that time, we concluded that the State of California might be following the...

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Aircraft Upgrades Prior to Closing

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

Aircraft Upgrades Prior to Closing — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, April 2018, Volume 28, No. 4. For the past decade, the preowned aircraft market has been a buyer’s market. There has been an ample supply of inventory to choose from in all categories. After the first quarter of 2018, we are now seeing a more balanced market in most categories, and some categories are actually shifting further toward a seller’s market. In certain...

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Amanda Applegate to Speak at Embry-Riddle

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Articles, The Latest

Amanda Applegate, Partner at Aerlex Law Group, was invited to present as part of an Embry-Riddle Professional Education Course taking place on April 19, 2018 at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus. The event on April 19 is the last installment of a four-course program on aircraft specific appraisals that began with an initial class held last October. The program is designed to introduce participants to aircraft appraisal...

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NARA Annual Spring Meeting–April 25-27, 2018

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Articles, The Latest, Upcoming Events

  HOFER AND APPLEGATE HEAD FOR NARA MEETING IN SCOTTSDALE Aerlex Partner Amanda Applegate will be speaking on an educational panel during the Annual Spring Meeting of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) being held from April 25 – 27, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch in Arizona. Stephen Hofer, President of Aerlex, will also be attending the annual gathering to convene with fellow NARA members who are...

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Charting New Directions in the Life Cycle of Private Aviation Usage

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

Charting New Directions in the Life Cycle of Private Aviation Usage — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, March 2018, Volume 28, No. 3. When I began my career in the aviation industry 20 years ago, the “life cycle” of private aviation consumers was fairly straightforward and predictable: first, they sampled non-commercial aircraft travel by chartering, then they moved into fractional ownership and, eventually, whole aircraft ownership...

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Property Tax Deadlines for California Aircraft Owners

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Articles, The Latest

April 1st is the deadline for California aircraft owners to submit their annual county aircraft property statements. However, it is still possible to file the 2018 Form 577 with the appropriate county assessor before May 7th without penalties. It is also possible to file an amended version of the 2018 Form 577 if an aircraft owner believes it was not prepared correctly on the first filing.   California aircraft owners should have received...

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