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31 03, 2020

Legal Alert: A Guide to Issues with Residential and Commercial Tenancies Caused by COVID-19, For Landlords and Tenants

By |2020-03-31T22:41:59+00:00March 31st, 2020|Legal Alerts, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: A Guide to Issues with Residential and Commercial Tenancies Caused by COVID-19, For Landlords and Tenants

March 2020 On March 16 Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-28-20, which provided both guidance and enforcement mechanisms for local municipalities to prevent a possibly rapid increase in evictions and foreclosures arising out of the economic damage caused by of COVID-19.  Most importantly, the Executive Order gave authority to California cities and counties to [...]

31 03, 2020

Legal Alert: Payroll Protection Loans for Small Business Available in New Stimulus Bill

By |2020-03-31T22:30:13+00:00March 31st, 2020|Legal Alerts, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Payroll Protection Loans for Small Business Available in New Stimulus Bill

March 2020 Following up on our recent client alerts about SARS-Cov-2 disaster relief for small businesses, one of the brightest spots for small businesses in the latest (third if you're keeping score) federal stimulus package, which was enacted March 27 as the 'CARES Act," are emergency Small Business Administration 7(a) loans. These "payroll protection [...]

24 03, 2020

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

By |2020-03-24T23:15:38+00:00March 24th, 2020|Legal Alerts, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: California Stay at Home Order – Information for Landlords and Property Managers

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 [...]

18 03, 2020

Legal Alert: COVID-19 Guidance

By |2020-03-24T23:16:13+00:00March 18th, 2020|Legal Alerts, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: COVID-19 Guidance

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 [...]

10 03, 2020

Coronavirus and the Workplace

By |2020-03-10T23:33:56+00:00March 10th, 2020|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 [...]

20 02, 2020

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

By |2020-02-20T23:45:23+00:00February 20th, 2020|The Advisor|Comments Off on Independent Contractors and You: How California’s Changes to Employment Law Impacts Your Business

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” [...]

8 01, 2020

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

By |2020-01-08T19:15:17+00:00January 8th, 2020|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 [...]

8 01, 2020

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

By |2020-01-08T19:16:32+00:00January 8th, 2020|The Advisor|Comments Off on Starting January 2020, You May Need New Documents for Your Business

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 [...]

8 01, 2020

Purchasing a California Business? Watch out for California’s Bulk Sales Law..

By |2020-01-08T19:17:25+00:00January 8th, 2020|The Advisor|Comments Off on Purchasing a California Business? Watch out for California’s Bulk Sales Law..

October 2019 If you plan on purchasing a California business, you should be aware of California’s Bulk Sales Law.  The law is designed to protect a business’ creditors and prevent a situation where a seller walks away with the sale proceeds, leaving creditors unpaid.  Generally, a buyer would not be liable for a seller’s debts [...]

23 09, 2019

PAGA Is Now a Four Letter Word to Employers

By |2019-10-01T15:34:24+00:00September 23rd, 2019|The Advisor|Comments Off on PAGA Is Now a Four Letter Word to Employers

September 2019 “PAGA” is the acronym for California’s fifteen-year-old Private Attorneys General Act. This Act allows an individual, on behalf of himself and other employees, to recover civil penalties for alleged Labor Code violations. It added new civil penalties for all such violations, even if certain Labor Code provisions did not previously authorize civil penalties. [...]