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2403, 2020

Legal Alert: California Stay at Home Order – Information for Landlords and Property Managers

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On March 19, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order directing: "all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors...." The order includes potential misdemeanor penalties for violating the restrictions, and raises the question of what this means for landlords and property managers that need to keep residential properties operational for the residents, as well as operating commercial properties that house other critical businesses. The "commercial facilities sector" is one of the sixteen sectors identified in a [...]

1803, 2020

Legal Alert: COVID-19 Guidance

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COVID -19 Guidance The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become an evolving and uncertain public health issue affecting people globally and close to home, we recognize that all of us will certainly be impacted. Circumstances are changing seemingly by the hour, creating uncertainty for business and the public alike. While we are focused on the safety and well-being of our employees, clients, families, and the communities in which we all live and work, we also understand that your business must continue. Recent conversations have informed us that our clients, like many others, are increasingly concerned about not only the operational risks, but [...]

1003, 2020

Coronavirus and the Workplace

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: The Advisor|Comments Off on Coronavirus and the Workplace

March 2020  With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the globe, even companies outside of the impacted areas have been forced to prepare for the worst. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed hundreds of cases across the United States, including here in California. Public health officials have suggested that the public prepare for “significant disruption” and take extensive precaution. While the full impacts of the outbreak continue to unfold, our clients already report substantial business and operational disruptions, interruptions to supply and distribution channels, potential employment issues, forecasts for weakened demand, and significant [...]

2002, 2020

Independent Contractors and You: How California’s Changes to Employment Law Impacts Your Business

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February 2020   On September 18, 2019 Governor Newsom signed AB-5, codifying the now-infamous Dynamex decision as law. This new law radically changes the legal test for who is an employee (rather than an independent contractor) under California law. While the law has gotten a lot of press in the context of the so-called “gig” economy; AB-5 affects the way all California businesses may legally use independent contractors, including yours. How Has the Law on Independent Contractors Changed? As a result of AB-5, California law assumes that anyone working for you is an employee unless he or she is engaged [...]

801, 2020

Legislation Alert: AB 1482 – Tenant Protection Act Brings Statewide Rent Control to California Beginning 2020

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: The Advisor|Comments Off on Legislation Alert: AB 1482 – Tenant Protection Act Brings Statewide Rent Control to California Beginning 2020

December 2019 Two months ago Governor Newsom signed AB 1482, bringing statewide rent control to California. The new law goes into effect January 1 and includes both a cap on rent increases for existing tenants as well as a “just cause” standard that must be met before a tenant can be evicted.  Are any properties exempt? Even though the new legislation applies to all types of housing from single family homes to the largest apartment complexes, there are some broad exceptions. It is important to determine whether a property is subject to the law or exempt because different tenant notices [...]

801, 2020

Starting January 2020, You May Need New Documents for Your Business

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November 2019 Nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements can be an essential part of your business. These agreements protect the confidentiality of the trade secrets and important data for your company. They are not just for inventors or companies with secret recipes, though. They are necessary for any business that might be disclosing information that is commercially valuable or that may be required to be protected under state and/or federal law. Starting January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) begins. This new law will require consumer information to be kept private and confidential, among other things. As part of this law, [...]