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CALIFORNIA EVICTION (UNLAWFUL DETAINER) BAN IS BACK; LOCAL EVICTION MORATORIUMS REMAIN; AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (CDC) ISSUED ITS OWN EVICTION BAN

CALIFORNIA EVICTION (UNLAWFUL DETAINER) BAN IS BACK; LOCAL EVICTION MORATORIUMS REMAIN; AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (CDC) ISSUED ITS OWN EVICTION BAN CALIFORNIA AB 3088 As we have updated previously, at the inception of the COVID-19 closures, the California Courts issued an emergency order banning evictions in the entire state of...

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COVID-19: OSHA Offers Guidance To Employers and Employees in New FAQs

COVID-19: OSHA Offers Guidance To Employers and Employees in New FAQs On July 2, 2020, OSHA published Frequently Asked Questions[1] on COVID-19 topics.  OSHA updated previous guidance and incorporated guidance from other federal agencies.  The FAQs provide links to employment-related resources involving workplace safety and health topics, including COVID-19 issues. ...

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Tenants & Landlords: Temporary Eviction Moratorium & Rent Freeze Have Been Extended to July

Tenants & Landlords: Temporary Eviction Moratorium & Rent Freeze Have Been Extended to July Earlier this week, LA County issued an executive order which extends an existing temporary moratorium on evictions in parts of LA County, in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. The eviction moratorium will remain in place until July 31, 2020. The...

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COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – Court Decision

COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – Court Decision These are trying times.  Did your business get shuttered by governmental mandated closure orders due to COVID-19?  Are your business vendors and contract parties still looking to your business to timely pay and perform as normal?  Contracts often include a force...

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Insurance Lost Business Claims

Insurance Lost Business Claims COVID-19 led to an unprecedented closure of businesses.  Many businesses shuttered under government COVID-19 Executive Orders filed claims with their insurers for the business interruption.  While some businesses had business interruption insurance and made claims under those policies, others did not have specific business interruption insurance,...

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COVID 19: Face Masks, Testing and What Employer and Their Employees Need to Know Moving Forward in the Workplace

  COVID 19: Face Masks, Testing and What Employer and Their Employees Need to Know Moving Forward in the Workplace According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”), Employers must take precautions to protect employees (and customers) from COVID-19.  The EEOC...

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PPP to PPPFA

Relaxed and More Flexibility Great news! Loans under the Paycheck Protection Program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (“PPP”), and most importantly, the forgiveness requirements provisions have been somewhat relaxed as of this morning by passage of amendments to the PPP Act (“PPPFA”). The changes will...

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COVID 19: Testing Employees and “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask – No Service” Policies.

COVID 19: Testing Employees and “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask – No Service” Policies.  Employers are obligated to keep their employee safe under OSHA and other laws and regulations.  Many employers are questioning what precautions and measures they can take without running afoul of the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act,...

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