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California Seeks to Enact Its Own State Corporate Transparency Act

California Seeks to Enact Its Own State Corporate Transparency Act California seeks to raise transparency regarding California business ownership by passing Senate Bill 1201, which seeks to impose on all domestic and foreign limited liability companies and corporations doing business in California the obligation to provide information about the beneficial...

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JOINT EMPLOYER: NEW RULE

JOINT EMPLOYER:  NEW RULE A “joint employer” is when different entities exercise enough control over a worker that they have each formed an employment relationship with that worker. Thus, one worker could be an employee of multiple entities, even if those entities are not associated with one another (think, for...

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NEW LAW BANNING EMPLOYEE NON-COMPETE CLAUSES

NEW LAW BANNING EMPLOYEE NON-COMPETE CLAUSES (IN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS AND AGREEMENTS) California’s Senate Bill 699 (along with existing laws), bans (actually voids) agreements that purport to restrain an employee from competing with the employer:  Existing law (Business & Profession Code 16600) states "Every contract by which anyone is restrained from...

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Medi-Cal Fraud

Medi-Cal Fraud Epps & Coulson, LLP represents groups of clients in four core areas:  business generally, real estate, employment and health care.  We keep up with what’s going on in those core areas.  On the health care front, we help clients stay out of regulatory trouble, as well as all...

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CA Extends Attorney Appearing Remotely for Court Proceedings

CA Extends Attorney Appearing Remotely for Court Proceedings Existing law authorizes, until July 1, 2023, a party to appear remotely and a court to conduct conferences, hearings, proceedings, and even trials in civil cases, in whole or in part, through the use of remote technology.  While California Senate Bill 133...

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Apartment Owners Fighting New LA Rent Laws

Apartment Owners Fighting New LA Rent Laws The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (“AAGLA”) filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles in order to stop LA’s enforcement of two renter protection ordinances:  Ordinance No. 187763 requiring at least one month of past due rent before the landlord...

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SELL SELL SELL YOUR LA REAL ESTATE BEFORE YOU’RE TAXED MORE

SELL SELL SELL YOUR LA REAL ESTATE BEFORE YOU’RE TAXED MORE APRIL 1, 2023…April Fools Day.  Don’t wait until then to close on your transactions.  Los Angeles Measure ULA is commonly known as the “mansion tax.”[1] It will impose a new “Homelessness and Housing Solutions Tax” on transfers of residential...

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EMPLOYERS 2023 – Are You Prepared?

EMPLOYERS 2023 - Are You Prepared? Epps & Coulson, LLP wishes all of our clients a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2023. California enacted new laws that affect employers.  We already updated you on the Minimum Wage increase [article], which increased it to $15.50/hour (or more, depending on local...

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