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Employers: Do You Know About PAGA? You Should.

Employers:  Do You Know About PAGA?  You Should. California’s Private Attorney’s General Act (“PAGA”) authorizes aggrieved employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves, other employees, and the State of California for Labor Code violations.  The result can be like a mini class action lawsuit against...

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Do You Know What The “Rule of Law” Means?

Do You Know What The “Rule of Law” Means? What is the Rule of Law?  It is well-regarded as the most important part of democracy.  Britannica says that the rule of law is: the mechanism, process, institution, practice, or norm that supports the equality of all citizens before the law,...

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OSHA Revises and Again Extends COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards?

OSHA Revises and Again Extends COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards? California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (“OSHA”) extended the COVID-19 emergency temporary standards (“ETS”) for the third time, with some revisions.  Importantly, the revised ETS will take effect this week and last until December 31, 2022[1]. There are some changes. ...

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ADA ACCESS SHAKEDOWN CLAIMS

Federal judge Vince Chhabria ordered three disabled/wheelchair bound frequent plaintiffs and their lawyers to prove they are entitled to bring their lawsuits in federal court, specifically because the plaintiffs brought their federal claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the plaintiffs must prove that they genuinely expected to return...

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NO POACH/NO HIRE AGREEMENTS – US CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS

NO POACH/NO HIRE AGREEMENTS – US CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS Epps & Coulson, LLP previously updated California employers that there was a concerted effort by both California and the US Government to stop all no-pouch/no-hire agreements among competitors, with the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issuing statements...

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California Labor Commissioner Cites Staffing Agencies, Foster Farms Nearly $3.8 Million for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Violations

California Labor Commissioner Cites Staffing Agencies, Foster Farms Nearly $3.8 Million for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Violations Epps & Coulson, LLP previously informed of the requirement of employers to give all employees notice of rights to supplemental paid sick leave/COVID-19 notices.  This update is about that and about the...

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Letters of Intent – Real Estate and Business Transactions

Letters of Intent – Real Estate and Business Transactions Epps & Coulson, LLP is and has been counsel for buyers and sellers of real estate, operating businesses and asset buy/sale transactions, both in normal conditions, as well as in bankruptcy and receivership conditions.  Regardless of the environment in which the...

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Trustees Have a Duty to Provide Notice to Beneficiaries and Heirs

Trustees Have a Duty to Provide Notice to Beneficiaries and Heirs If you have recently assumed the role of successor trustee of an individual or family trust following the death of the original trust settlors, you are probably realizing that you have taken over a very important and challenging responsibility. ...

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