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REMOTE AND IN PERSON EMPLOYEES CA LABOR COMMISSIONER IS COMING FOR YOU

REMOTE AND IN PERSON EMPLOYEES CA LABOR COMMISSIONER IS COMING FOR YOU Employers in California better get it right in the treatment of employees.  Any employee working in California must be paid under California laws, including remote employees.  The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) is tasked with combating...

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

COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – NY Court Decision  We previously noted that most commercial leases contain Force Majeure clauses, that is, a provision in the lease that allows the tenant or landlord to be released from performance if there is an act of god or some...

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♥ WORKPLACE LOVE AFFAIRS ♥

♥ WORKPLACE LOVE AFFAIRS ♥ Workplace ‘spouse’ relationships, where employees have a close working relationship is one thing, but what about when workplace relationships blossom into a Cupid Romance – what liability does the employer suffer?   Results of a Society of Human Resource Management survey conducted earlier this year...

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REMINDER:  CAL/OSHA REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO POST 2020 ANNUAL SUMMARY OF WORK-RELATED INJURIES AND ILLNESSES BY FEBRUARY 1ST

REMINDER:  CAL/OSHA REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO POST 2020 ANNUAL SUMMARY OF WORK-RELATED INJURIES AND ILLNESSES BY FEBRUARY 1ST While we would like to eloquently summarize this for you again, the CA Department of Industrial Relations issued a release that does it quite well: If there are problems with how this message...

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EMPLOYER GETS INDICTED FOR NO POACHING SENIOR EMPLOYEES AGREEMENTS WITH COMPETITORS

EMPLOYER GETS INDICTED FOR NO POACHING SENIOR EMPLOYEES AGREEMENTS WITH COMPETITORS Employers rarely get entwined in antitrust actions, but that is exactly what happened on January 7th of this year.  The Department of Justice indicted Surgical Care Affiliates LLC, which operates outpatient medical care facilities throughout the country.  The indictment...

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NEW LANDLORD PROTECTIONS – COVID BANKRUPTCY FILINGS BY TENANTS

NEW LANDLORD PROTECTIONS - COVID BANKRUPTCY FILINGS BY TENANTS The newly enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAP”) makes several amendments to the Bankruptcy Code based upon the severe financial hardships suffered by both tenant debtors and landlords as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The amendments relate to the deferral...

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COVID 19: Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Update

COVID 19: Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Update Insurers for shuttered businesses have almost uniformly denied claims for business interruption.  But, insureds across the country have challenged the denials.  Those lawsuits are starting to come to conclusion and while judges have sided with the insurance companies in many cases, restaurants in...

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