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EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE – JANUARY 2021

By: Lisa Chapman, Esq. The annual list of new employment laws which are effective 01/01/2021 includes laws related to both COVID and other more traditional employment law issues.  The following is a brief summary of many of the important new Non-COVID laws and related...

California Proposition 19 Passed – Now What?

By: Jason Murai, Esq. In our pre-election article we discussed two propositions that were on the ballot, Proposition 15 and Proposition 19, that would have raised property taxes for some owners of real property. Prop 15 was defeated, but Prop 19 passed by a slim...

POST ELECTION UPDATE – PROPOSITION 22 WIN

By: Lisa Chapman, Esq. APP-BASED AND RIDESHARING COMPANIES IN CALIFORNIA CAN NOW CLASSIFY WORKERS AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS WITH CERTAIN NEW BENEFITS AND PROTECTIONS The issue of worker classification in California continues to surprise!  Concerned that App-Based and...

GIVING BACK IN THIS COVID-19 ERA

By: Jack Easterbrook, Esq. We are more than seven months past the initial Covid-19 lock downs and most experts expect we are still many months away from getting control over this virus.  Many families in our area have been severely impacted and stressed by Covid-19,...

Required Notice to Employees About Voting

By : Lisa Chapman, Esq. Employers are also obligated ten days in advance of an election to post a notice to all employees about their right to take time off to vote. If you haven’t done so already, we recommend that employers do so immediately via email and a physical...

Property Tax Propositions – Prop 15 & Prop 19

By: Jason Murai, Esq.  As election season heats up, it may seem like there is no end to the deluge of political advertisements on the airwaves. Most of the attention, it seems, is on the presidential race. However, closer to home there are two propositions on...

GENDER DISCRIMINATION RISKS IN THIS PANDEMIC

By: Lisa Chapman, Esq. Are California employers discriminating against female employees seeking increased flexibility as they juggle childcare duties and work duties while working at home during this pandemic?  Some employees are trying to make that case.  The linked...

ELECTRONIC SIGNING OF DOCUMENTS IN THIS ERA OF THE VIRUS

By: Jack Easterbrook, Esq. You are entering into a services agreement with a vendor and you are sent an email with a request that you electronically add your signature to the attached document.  Or you are borrowing money and the lender provides you with loan...

POST-EMPLOYMENT NON-COMPETES ENFORCEABLE IN CHINA

Please read this very interesting and informative blog published by Special Counsel, Allan Marson which describes the use of non-compete clauses with employees in China.  They are effective for up to two years post-termination and incorporate liquidated damages as a...

CLOSING A WFOE (A SUBSIDIARY) IN CHINA

Please read a very informative blog by Special Counsel, Allan Marson which describes a helpful simplified deregistration procedure that he was able to use in a recent winding up in China.  It saves many months of time....

Things to Know Before Forming a Dental Corporation

By:  Serge Filatov, Esq. In my previous blog, I wrote about medical corporations.  In this blog, I want to talk about dental corporations for dentists and other dental professionals.  While the dental profession is currently being impacted in the short term due to the...

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