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Coronavirus: Landlord and Tenant Matters

As of Monday, April 6, 2020, all California courts are prevented from processing evictions and judicial foreclosure actions (with some limited exceptions). The emergency rules are designed to protect tenants and borrowers, govern all California State Courts and apply to both residential and commercial tenants and borrowers. Below are synopsis...

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Employee Options: Coronavirus

REPRIEVE IN PAYMENT OF INSURANCE PREMIUMS As the Coronavirus crisis makes it much more difficult for employers to make premium payments and disrupts the submission and processing of insurance claims, we wanted to alert clients about the California Department of Insurance (DOI) issuance of two significant notices requesting leniency from...

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Deadline for Employers to Use New I-9

  Deadline for Employers to Use New I-9 The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued a new I-9 Form for employment eligibility verification. Employers must use this form starting no later than May 1, 2020 for all new employees and reverifications. Stop using prior versions of the form (i.e. Form...

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The CARES Act Loans

I know that many clients have questions about the CARES Act loans. As noted in this web document is the update and documents on how to get started. While loans/money will be available at the end of this week, my experience is that the process is much slower than predicted....

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CARES Act Government Loans: GET THEM!

How can a business stay afloat during the Coronavirus shutdown? Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act) became law on March 27, 2020. The Act contains wide-ranging provisions for government assistance to industries, enterprises and individuals. Summarized below are some of the most salient provisions relating to...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the situation and circumstances of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to change, we hope that you and yours are staying safe, healthy and protected. At Epps & Coulson, we have been closely monitoring the recommendations of the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as...

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Cautions and Considerations for Employers re: RIFs, Layoffs, Leave, & Other Employment Actions in Light of COVID-19

Many employers are rightfully concerned with how best to manage the business and financial impact and implications of the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting closures and dislocations. Some are considering temporary furloughs of workers as an alternative to terminations or reductions in force (“RIFs”). Below, we provide a general overview of...

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