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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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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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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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