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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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Bankruptcy:  New U.S. Supreme Court Case on Automatic Stay – Holding Property To Maintain Status Quo Does Not (Necessarily) Violate Automatic Stay

Bankruptcy:  New U.S. Supreme Court Case on Automatic Stay Holding Property To Maintain Status Quo Does Not (Necessarily) Violate Automatic Stay:  Bankruptcy courts in most jurisdictions have held over the years that merely keeping property of a debtor after the debtor filed a bankruptcy petition violated the automatic stay provisions...

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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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Titan Employers Fight To Keep Employees From Competitors

Titan Employers Fight To Keep Employees From Competitors Most employers well know that it takes months (sometimes years) to realize the cost of onboarding new employees and with high level management employees and key employees, the loss can cause significant financial repercussions.  Proactive employers typically have confidentiality agreements to protect...

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EEOC Answers Questions About COVID-19, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws

EEOC Answers Questions About COVID-19, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued technical Assistance Questions and Answers in a December 16th update.  If you are an employer, you should review it.  We provide it here in full: INTRODUCTION All EEOC materials...

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