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Article Pay-to-Play Restrictions Expanded in 2023

Article IRS Issues 2023 Limits for Retirement Plans

Article Pandemic-Era Extensions for Presenting Government Claims to Public Entity Defendants Expired on October 27, 2022

Article The California Court of Appeal Issues Key Ruling Clarifying Procedural Deadlines for Motions to Compel Under the Civil Discovery Act

Article Governor Plans to Lift COVID-19 State of Emergency, Limiting Agencies’ Ability to Meet Remotely

PDF Presentation Materials: Appellate Specialist Presentation - October 13, 2022

Article AB 2647: Sharing Documents with the Board of Directors

Article AB 890's Independent Nurse Practitioner and the Medical Staff

Article Weed And The Workplace: California’s New Law Protecting Employee Cannabis Use

Article Governor Signs AB 2449: The Latest Development to the Brown Act in a Post-Pandemic World

Article State Water Board Lacks Power to Curtail Pre-1914 Water Rights under Water Code, § 1052(a)

Article Court of Appeal Rules An Elected Sheriff's Personnel Records May Be Discoverable Through A Public Records Act Request

Article California Supreme Court Allows Challenge to Oakland’s Franchise Fee

Article HCD Reviews Coastal Height Limits

Article IRS Relief for Taxpayers with Delinquent Information Returns

Article The Importance of 83(b) Elections for Qualified Small Business Stock

Article 2022 Mid-Year Labor & Employment Seminar On-Demand Video

Article California Court Reaffirms that Litigation Threat Letters Should be Treated as Claims Under the Government Claims Act

Article New Case Confirms Co-Tenancy Clauses Are Generally Enforceable

Article American Axle: Prolonging the Controversy

Article California's Pass-through Entity Tax Election – Providing Relief From The SALT Deduction Cap

Article U.S. Supreme Court Finds That Individual PAGA Claims Can Be Compelled To Arbitration

Article Interactive Guide to Qualified Trades or Businesses for QSBS Qualification

Article The Biden Administration Proposes Changing the Water Quality Certification Review Process for Federally Permitted Projects

Article Enforcing NDAs in International Transactions

PDF California Law Doesn't Allow Food Waste To Go Into Landfills, But Few Know About It

Article Update on California's Latest Extension of COVID-19 Tenant Protections

Article City of Salinas' Ordinance Violates Federal Religious Land Use Protections Because it Treats Theaters and Places of Religious Assembly Differently

Article New Masking Guidance for California Employers

Article California Indoor Mask Mandate Update

Article California Re-Issues 80 Hours of COVID-19 Sick Leave Mandates – SB 114

Article CMS Updates Skilled Nursing Survey Process to Cover Mandatory Staff Vaccination Requirements

Article Something to Prove on Proof of Stake: Plaintiffs in Jarrett Reject IRS Refund on Taxed Tokens

Article Two New California Laws Expand Regulation of Greenwashing Claims

Article California Law Now Allows More Professionals to Qualify for the Infection Preventionist Role in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Article Inadequate Government Claims Act Notice Sinks Proposition 218 Water Rate Challenge

Article Skilled Nursing Facility Weekend Staffing Level and Staff Turnover Rates Made Public by CMS

Article The 'Pokemon' Case – Court Upholds Termination Based on Unintentional In-Car Dash Cam Recording of Peace Officers Hunting a Snorlax

Article Old East Davis Decision Preserves the Deference Granted to Cities in Interpreting Subjective Standards

Article IRS Draws a Line in the Sand for QSBS Qualification

Article Form W-2 Reporting Requirement for COVID-Related Paid Leave Could Apply to Governmental Employers This Year

Article Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Requirements for COVID-19-Related Absences

Article Army Corps Finalizes New Clean Water Act Nationwide Permits That May Benefit Infrastructure Projects

Article Changes to Employer Health Coverage Reporting Under the ACA

Article New CDPH Recommendations and Revisions to Cal/OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards in Effect on January 14

Article New California Court of Appeal Decision Upholds Decisions Made By County Retirement System During Great Recession

Article California’s AB 45 Opens the Door to Manufacture and Sale of Industrial Hemp Products

Article California Department of Justice Announces Housing Strike Force

Article New Law Shifts Liability for Certain CalPERS Benefit Overpayments to Employers

Article Additional Law Enforcement Reform Amendments, Expansions, and Changes Signed Into Law by Governor

Article Raising the Stakes on Crypto Compliance: Infrastructure Bill Imposes Felony Charges for Digital Asset Reporting Failures

Article IRS Issues 2022 Limits for Retirement Plans

Article U.S. Supreme Court Permits Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Program To Proceed Without Religious Exemption, But EEOC Continues the Exemption In Latest Guidance

Article 2021 Legislative Update #2: Additional Wins for Housing Advocates, Some Losses

Article 2021 Legislative Update: Housing Advocates Score Key Wins

Article New Law Requires Certification of Medical Directors in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Imposes New Reporting Requirements

Article Brown Act in a Time of Pandemic: the Governor Vetoes AB 339

Article California Signs Police Reform Legislation Into Law

Article AB 701 Continues the Recent Trend in California to Regulate Warehouse Distribution Centers

Article New Law Protects Water/Wastewater Sector by Limiting Rate Challenges

Article New Legislation Addresses Brown Act Teleconferencing Requirements

Article Housing Law Shows its Teeth: Another Win for Objective Standards

Article California Privacy Rights Act – What's Next?

Article An In-Depth Look at the Oakland A's Proposed New Stadium Project

Article California Legislature Takes Aim at Brown Act Teleconferencing Requirements

Article Five Points to Negotiate in a 'Black Box' Product Development Agreement

Article A Recent Ruling Involving Unlined Landfills Highlights the Pitfalls of Relying on Categorical Exemptions under CEQA

Article Ninth Circuit Upholds 'Significant Nexus' Test for Federal Permitting of Wetlands Projects

Article The Freeze Partnership: An Estate Tax Technique For Real Estate and Other Appreciated or Leveraged Assets

Article Stop Syar Expansion Decision Demonstrates the Uphill Battle for CEQA Plaintiffs

Article Busker v. Wabtec – California Supreme Court Rules That On-Board Work Is Not Public Works

Article From Coders to Brokers: New Proposed 1099-B Reporting for Crypto Miners and Software Developers

Article AB 819 Modernizes CEQA Guidelines to Promote Access to Project Information Online

Article New Monetary Penalties for Some Skilled Nursing Transfers, Discharges, and Readmissions

Article California Court of Appeal Issues Rare Interpretation of Policy Designed to Mitigate the Effects of Coastal Erosion

Article Recent Court of Appeal Decision Confirms that CEQA Statutes of Limitations Cannot be Extended Without a Project Proponent’s Consent

Article A Draft Technical Advisory Offers Guidance on Streamlining CEQA Review for Sustainable Transportation

Article CA Supreme Court Ruling on Meal and Rest Premium Pay Will Force Employers to Take Action

Article California Legislation Extends Protections for Tenants Experiencing COVID-19-Related Financial Distress; Broadens Financial Assistance for Eligible Landlords and Tenants

Article Termination of Governor's COVID Stay-at-Home Order Triggers Review of Rehired Public Sector Retirees

Article Third Time's A Charm: Cal/OSHA Standards Board Passes Revisions To Its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard After Two Aborted Attempts

Article Important Update to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Article Labor & Employment Mid-Year Update for 2021

Article Cal/OSHA Passes Revisions to its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Article 2021 Employee Benefits Plan Fiduciaries Training

Article Biden Tax Changes Preserve QSBS Benefits: and Make the Exclusion More Valuable

Article EEOC Issues May 28 Updated FAQs For Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

Article Proposed Farm Workforce Modernization Act Holds Promise for Immigrant Farmworkers

Article Biden Signs FASTER Act; Sesame Becomes 9th Major Food Allergen Requiring Mandatory Food Labeling Disclosures

Article Court of Appeal Issues First Published Opinion Interpreting California Senate Bill 35 Streamlining Provisions

Article New State Guidelines Clarify When Leases of Local Agency-Owned Land are Subject to the Surplus Land Act

Article New Favorable Qualified Small Business Stock Guidance for Fintechs and Insurtechs

Article Preliminary Injunction Puts the Freeze on New Proposition 65 Lawsuits for Acrylamide in Food

Article Supreme Court Expands Scope of 'Public Works' Definition — Contract Employees Performing Operations Work are Covered by Prevailing Wage Laws

Article Court of Appeal Finds Overlying Correlative Rights Do Not Have to Share Equally in Water Shortages

Article California Employers Face New COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Requirement

Article B Corp Makes Good Business Sense

Article California Supreme Court Prohibits Rounding for Meal Periods

Article San Francisco Court Declines to Halt Enforcement of Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Regulations

Article The End of the Line for Exclusionary Zoning: Berkeley Set to Make its Move

Article 2021 Annual Employee Benefits Update

Article California Extends COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium; Provides Financial Assistance for Eligible Landlords and Tenants

PDF Labor and Employment Update for 2021

Article Court Finds in Favor of Restaurants Seeking Coverage for Loss of Business Income

Article California Proposes Significant Change to Limit Use of Short-Form Proposition 65 Warning For Consumer Products

Article IRS Reverses Position on Deductibility of Paycheck Protection Program Loan Expenses

Article New Payroll Tax Credit Available in 2021 for Public Colleges, Universities and Governmental Healthcare Entities – Q&A

Article COVID-19 Legislation: New Paycheck Protection Program Loan Rules Allow Second Round Funding and Deductibility of Expenses Paid with Forgivable Loan Proceeds

Article San Francisco Imposes Quarantine on Travelers and Commuters from Outside the Bay Area with Two Exceptions for Construction Workers

Article NEPA in the Ninth Circuit: A Rare Look at Impacts to Redwood Forests and "Downstream" Carbon Emissions

Article Open Sesame! FDA Draft Guidance and Proposed FASTER Act Open Door to Regulation of Sesame as a Major Food Allergen

Article Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues Updated Guidance for Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

Article Parent-Child Exclusions from Property Tax Reassessment Fundamentally Changed by Proposition 19

Article Cal/OSHA Issues FAQ Guidance Regarding Its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

Article California Consumer Privacy Act 2.0 – What You Need to Know

Article Reconciling the Gig Economy in California: Changes to Worker Classification Laws Since AB 5

Article California's Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Passes an Extensive COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Regarding The Spread Of COVID-19 In Workplaces

Article IRS Issues 2021 Limits for Retirement Plans

Article When Sugars are Not Counted as Sugars: FDA Clarifies Nutrition Facts Labeling Requirements for Allulose

Article New California Employment Laws for 2021

Article Reviewing an ADA Case Involving a Ship, Ninth Circuit Puts Burden on Plaintiff to Show Removing Barrier is Readily Achievable

Article New California Family Rights Act: State Family Care and Medical Leave Expanded

Article New California Law Imposes Additional Infection Preventionist and Reporting Requirements on Skilled Nursing Facilities

Article IRS Finalizes Default Withholding Rules for Periodic Retirement and Annuity Payments

Article California’s Prohibition on Arbitration Agreements in Residential Leases is Extended to Continuing Care Contracts

Article FDA Will Be Flexible in Enforcing New Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labeling Requirements for Small Food Manufacturers

Article The Brown Act Finally Meets Social Media

Article New Bill Expands Cal/OSHA Enforcement Rules Over COVID-19 Related Illnesses For All Employers

Article California's New Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law

Article California Legislature Passes Bill to Maximize Creation of Public Transportation Infrastructure

Article Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Testing Requirements and Revised COVID-19 Focused Survey Tool

Article Private Pay Assisted Living Providers Are Eligible for HHS Provider Relief Payments – But Only Briefly

Article New California and Federal Moratoria on Evictions Based on Non-payment

Article Supreme Court of California Weighs In on Blanket Categorization of Well Construction Permit Approvals as Ministerial

Article Temporary Relief For CA Businesses From The CCPA: Employee and B2B Exemptions Extended Another Year

Article FDA Publishes Final Rule on Gluten-Free Labeling of Fermented or Hydrolyzed Foods

Article IRS Issues Last-Minute Guidance on Deferral of Employees' Social Security Withholding

Article Accredited Investors: Wealth Is No Longer the Sole Proxy for Financial Sophistication

Article Senior Living Communities Eligible for PREP Act Protection

Article Judicial Council of California Votes to End Statewide Judicial Restrictions on Evictions

Article New York Federal District Judge Rejects Key Aspects of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Article Court of Appeal Clarifies Rules for Retaining Emails That are Included in CEQA Records

Article Supreme Court Rules Referendum Process Cannot Be Used to Challenge Water Rates

PDF Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

Article California Supreme Court Upholds Pension Reform Changes As Constitutional

Article California Issues New COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening

Article DOL Issues Proposed Rule on ESG Investing

Article IRS Provides Rules for W-2 Reporting of COVID Paid Leaves

Article DOL Issues New Proposed Fiduciary Rule

Article CEQ Final Rule for Federal Agencies Implementing NEPA

Article IRS Issues Guidance on 2020 Waiver of Required Minimum Distributions

Article Main Street Lending Program Now Open for Nonprofits

Article Governor's Executive Order Extends Deadlines For FQHCs And DHCS In The Audit And Appeals Process During The COVID-19 State of Emergency

Video Top 10 Tips for Virtual Brown Act Meetings

Article California Appellate Court Affirms Medi-Cal’s Obligation To Pay FQHCs 100% Of Their Reasonable Costs

Article Last Chance for ACA-Related Protective Refund Claims for 2016

Article IRS Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Leave-Based Donation Programs

Article Court of Appeal Upholds State Board’s Broad Power to Regulate Riparian and Pre-1914 Appropriative Water Rights to Protect Threatened Fish

Article The California Court of Appeal Issues Landmark Local Government Finance Decisions

PDF Labor and Employment Mid-Year Update for 2020

Article IRS Issues CARES Act Guidance for Retirement Plans

Article Catching Up To California: The U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Title VII Protects Gay and Transgender Applicants and Employees

Article Opening the Golden Door: The Fourth District Shines a Light on CEQA Compliant Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Article Repricing Underwater Stock Options

Article IRS Clarifies Eligible Like-Kind Property Under Proposed Section 1031 Regulations

Article Negotiating VC Term Sheets in a Recession

Article COVID Relief for Qualified Opportunity Funds

Article Federal Reserve Continues to Revise Main Street Lending Program

Article More Flexibility for PPP Loans Under New Legislation

Article CEQA Reform in the COVID Era? The California Senate Housing Production Package Moves Forward

Article First Group of COVID-19 Cases Filed in California Federal and State Courts Includes Class and Individual Claims Brought On A Variety of Grounds

Article Judicial Council Revises Its Deadline for Tolling Civil Statutes of Limitations, Including for CEQA Actions

Article Companies Can Bank On Continued U.S. EPA Enforcement Against Unregistered Pesticide Products

Article Email Option Added to Final Electronic Disclosure Rule for Retirement Plans

Article Recent Recusal Cases Reveal Pitfalls for Land Use Practitioners

Article CDPH Requires all California Skilled Nursing Facilities to Submit 'COVID-19 Mitigation Plan' Creating New Documentation Concerns

Article IRS Issues Cafeteria Plan Relief to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

Article Employee Benefit Plan Deadlines Extended Due to COVID-19

Article Relief for Employee Benefit Plan Fiduciaries Due to COVID-19

Article CMS-Mandated COVID-19 Reporting Requirements and Enforcement Actions Coming for Skilled Nursing

Article Project Approved Pursuant to SB 35 Streamlining Procedures Survives Court Challenge

Article A Role for Water Treatment Systems in Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article Bay Area Counties Issue New Orders Permitting Construction to Resume with Conditions

Article No Deduction for You

Article New Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders Allow for the Resumption of Environmental Site Remediation and Agricultural Operations

Article California Superior Court's Application of SB 35 to Los Altos Development Project Provides Encouragement to Housing Proponents

Article EPA Makes Good on Promise to Crack Down on Sham COVID-19 Cleaners and Disinfectants

Article Montana District Court Decision Invalidates Army Corps Nationwide Permit 12 Impacting Thousands of Ongoing and Planned Utility Projects Throughout the Country

Article Recent Changes to CEQA-Related Procedures from COVID-19

Article CARES Act Update: New SBA Guidance on PPP Loan 'Necessity'

Article Ready to Return to Work? Perhaps Not – San Francisco Temporarily Expands Paid Leave for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

Article Uncertainty on Maui: How Will Functional Equivalence Work in the Real World?

Article New Orders from 6 Bay Area Counties Require Face Coverings to be Worn During Work in Most Circumstances

Article San Francisco Extends Commercial Eviction Moratorium

Article A Pandemic Upsets Supply Chains as Proposition 65 Enforcement Soars and New Regulations Take Effect

Article Top Ten Signals That Your Company is or May be a Candidate for Bankruptcy

Article Construction of Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly to Continue in Santa Clara County

Article Privacy Alert: Zoom or Not to Zoom?

Article Public Works Projects in the Bay Area May Proceed Under COVID-19 Orders

Article SBA Issues Guidance on PPP Loans for Law, Accounting, and Other Service Partnerships

Article EPA Promises Crackdown on Sham COVID-19 Cleaners and Disinfectants

Article Eviction Guidance for California Senior Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Article New EPA Guidance for Site Field Work Decisions Impacted by COVID-19

Article The Main Street Lending Program: How it Works and Who is it For?

Article Guidelines for Construction Owners Responding to COVID-19

Article New Guidance Released Regarding Carryback of Net Operating Losses Under the CARES Act

Article Owner Alert: Recent Guidance on the CARES Act Offers Hope for Modification of Distressed Construction Loans

Article Change in Federal Law: Losing the ´Stretch´

Article Employers Need to Check for Local COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

Article IRS Allows Amended Partnership Returns for Bonus Depreciation and Other CARES Act Changes

Article Protecting Employees on the Front Lines: Interim Cal/OSHA Guidance for Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

Article PPP Loans Coming for Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals

Article Court Clarifies Mitigation Needs for Buried Artifacts, Plants, and Trees

Article Workouts and Restructurings in the COVID Era

Article CARES Act Extends Certain Bankruptcy Provisions to Expanded Group of Small Businesses

Article Governor's Executive Order N-42-20 Restricts the Ability of Water Service Providers to Shut Off Water Service

Article Paycheck Protection Program Loans – Affiliation Rules Updated

Article Takings Challenge Against San Francisco’s Expedited Conversion Program Dismissed as Unripe

Article Can Qualified Small Businesses Get a PPP Loan under the CARES Act?

Article COVID-19 Related Employee Benefits Issues for Governmental Employers

Article Guidelines for Contractors Responding to COVID-19

Article Requesting Rent Abatement: A Practical Approach During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article COVID-19 Emergency Paid Leave and Other Leave-Related Benefits

Article COVID-19: Top Ten Issues for Employers Considering Layoffs, Furloughs or Reduction in Hours

Article IRS Form Released for Advance Payments of COVID-19 Payroll Tax Credits

Article UPDATED: IRS and DOL Issue COVID-19 Related Tax Credit Guidance

Article Bay Area Counties Further Restrict Construction, Extend Shelter-in-Place Orders Until May 3, 2020

Article California Property Tax Payments and COVID-19

Article CEQA Update: No Change to Administrative Deadlines, Noticing, or Filing Requirements Following Governor Newsom's 'Stay at Home' Order

Article UPDATE: CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Loans and Eligibility for Loan Forgiveness

Article COVID-19 and CCPA: No Delay in Enforcement

Article CARES Act – Important Changes to 401k or other Retirement Plans

Article FPPC Extends Deadline for Form 700 Filings to June 1, 2020

Article Group Health Plan and Cafeteria Plan Issues Related to COVID-19

Article Newsom Temporarily Bans Evictions of Residential Tenant’s Impacted by COVID-19

Article Planning for and Negotiating Mergers & Acquisitions In Light of COVID-19

Article The CARES Act Increases Unemployment Compensation Coverage and the DOL Clarifies Exemptions to the FFCRA

Article U.S. EPA’s Temporary Enforcement Policy Provides Needed Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article UPDATED: Additional Payroll Tax Credits for Small and Large Employers Under the CARES Act

Article CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Loans and Eligibility for Loan Forgiveness

Article CARES Loans Come With "Union Neutrality" Price Tag

Article Modifications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in the CARES Act

Article The Force of Force Majeure in Supply Chain Contracts

Article Employee Benefits Questions and Answers Related to COVID-19

Article IRS and DOL Issue COVID-19 Related Tax Credit Guidance

Article Complying with Environmental Requirements During COVID-19

Article Risk Management Advisory: Considerations for Engineers in Responding to COVID-19

Article Governor's Office Designates Cannabis an Essential Business

Article Executive Order Relaxes Brown Act Requirements Further

Article Governor Newsom’s 'Stay at Home' Order Allows Construction to Continue, but Many Cities and Counties are Banning Most Construction

Article Tax Day Extended to July 15 – Now Matches Payment Deadline

Article COVID-19 Considerations for Landlords & Property Managers

Article Employer Notice: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law

Article Force Majeure and Other Contract Performance Defenses In The Face Of COVID-19

Article Labor & Employment Webinar: Coronavirus Key Issues for Employers

Article Newsom Order Facilitates Local COVID-19 Eviction Restrictions

Article Notice to Employers: California WARN Act Notice Requirements Suspended

Article UPDATED: Important Shelter-in-Place Exceptions for Some Construction Activities

Article Employer’s Notification Requirements of Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Article Shelter-in-Place Implications for Cannabis Dispensaries

Article The IRS and FTB Delay Tax Deadlines by Up To 90 Days

Article Shelter-in-Place Implications for Bay Area Development Projects

Article What The California Supreme Court’s Kim v. Reins International California, Inc. Decision Tells Us About Settling PAGA Claims

Article Business Interruption Insurance May Cover Losses Related to Coronavirus

Article California Employment Development Program Provisions Relating to COVID-19

Article California Governor's Executive Order to Utilize Hotels for Emergency Purposes

Article COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Considerations for Private Lenders

Article H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Article San Francisco Offers Relief to Local Small Businesses in Response to COVID-19

Article COVID-19 Employer Requirements for Reporting & Recordkeeping Under California OSHA

Article COVID-19 Resource Center

Article Newsom’s Executive Order on COVID-19 Loosens Teleconference Rules for Public Meetings under the Brown Act and Bagley-Keene Act

Article Obligations of Board of Directors in Light of COVID-19 Restrictions

Article Workplace Safety and COVID-19: California and Federal OSHA Issue Employer Guidelines

Article New Federal Law Requires PFAS Users to Report to EPA

PDF Webinar Materials: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Strategies

Article Ignorance Is Bliss (If You Are an ERISA Plaintiff)

Article Coronavirus Preparedness and Response for Senior Living Communities

Article Frlekin v. Apple: Employees Must Be Compensated for Time Spent Undergoing Exit Searches

Article New PFAS Regulations Work Dramatic Changes to California's Drinking Water Supplies — With More Changes Likely to Follow

Video 2020 Employee Benefits Webinars

Article CFIUS: Final Foreign Investment Regulations Implement 2018 Law

Article Sex Trafficking Laws: Hospitality, Privacy and Potential Liability – What Happens in That Hotel Room...Matters.

PDF Labor and Employment Update for 2020

PDF Labor and Employment Update for 2020

Article Updates to CEQA Technical Advisories on Disaster Response and Housing

Article ISO and ESPP Reporting and Disclosure Requirements for Employers

Article Website Accessibility Lawsuits Continue to Trend Up

Article Applying for a Business License in 2020? You May Need to Consider Your Water Quality Impacts

Article Final Opportunity Zone Regulations Released

Article Retirement Plan Changes and “Cadillac Tax” Repeal Included in Domestic Appropriations Package

Article Under New California Law, Health Care Entities Must Promptly Report Allegations of Sexual Abuse or Sexual Misconduct to Licensing Boards

Article California Individual Mandate for Health Coverage Takes Effect in 2020

Article Disgorgement: A Longstanding SEC Weapon, Now Under Attack

Article Four Weeks to California Consumer Privacy Act: Are You Ready?

Article IRS Extends Deadline for Providing Health Coverage Forms to Employees Under the ACA, but Not the IRS Filing Deadline

Article “Text Me?” Proposed Electronic Disclosure Rule Would Allow Greater Flexibility for Retirement Plans

Article New California Employment Laws for 2020

Article CalPERS Issues Guidance on Uniform Allowance Reporting

Article IRS Issues 2020 Limits for Retirement Plans

Article IRS Issues New Guidance on Cryptocurrency: Hard Forks and Other Utensils Are Taxable

Article Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash Attempt a U-Turn on AB 5 via New Ballot Initiative

Article 2019 New California Laws Impacting Cannabis Businesses

Article Good Tax News for the Cannabis Industry: California Repeals 280E Limitation for Personal Income Tax

Article IRS Finalizes New Hardship Distribution Rules for 401(k) and 403(b) Plans

Article IRS Issues Guidance on Uncashed Distribution Checks

Article IRS Form 1099-K Payment Reporting Under California AB 5

Article Recent California Court of Appeal Decisions Highlight Importance of Process and Need for Signature of Authorized Individual to Secure Binding Arbitration Agreement

Article Update on Epple: California's "New" Procedure for Providing Medical Interventions Requiring Informed Consent to SNF Residents Who Lack Both Capacity and a Legal Representative

Article Court Upholds Plan Administrator's Interpretation in Recent ERISA Case

Article Insurers Beware: California’s Notice-Prejudice Rule Is a “Fundamental Public Policy”

Article Recent Increase in IRS Enforcement of ACA Reporting Penalties

Article Coping with COPA – New San Francisco Law Requires Owners of Certain Apartment Buildings to Offer to Sell to Nonprofits

Article CalSavers State-Sponsored Retirement Plan Has Officially Launched

Article CalPERS Announces New Fees for Section 218 Agreements

Article New Regulations for Binding Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements with Long-Term Care Residents

Article California Supreme Court Potentially Slows Down the Expansion of the Legal Cannabis Market

Article New Timing Requirements for Certain California Eviction Actions Take Effect September 1

Article The IRS is Coming for Your Cryptocurrency

Article Bureau of Cannabis Control Publishes New Distributor Fact Sheets

PDF Labor and Employment Mid-Year Update for 2019

Article Employers May Offer Two New Types of Health Reimbursement Arrangements in 2020

Article California Appellate Court Reverses Trial Court and Confirms Insurer's Duty to Defend Additional-Insured General Contractor, Despite Seemingly Broad Exclusion

Article Governor Newsom Signs AB 97 to Extend Provisional Licenses and Add Enforcement and Organic Certification to California Cannabis Market

Article Governor Newsom Signs AB 97 to Extend Provisional Licenses and Add Enforcement and Organic Certification to California Cannabis Market

PDF 11 Easy Steps to Start a Cannabis Business Entity in California*

Article California Appellate Court Affirms Large Punitive Damages Award Against Insurer

Article Ninth Circuit Rules ERISA Pension Plan Must Pay Survivor Benefits to Registered Domestic Partner

Article A Compendium of Qualified Opportunity Zone Proposed Regulations:

Article Court Strikes Down Alameda Impact Fees in Boatworks, LLC v. City of Alameda

Article New IRS Rules Allow Retirement Plan Sponsors to Self-Correct Broader Range of Plan Failures

Article An Interview with New Hanson Bridgett Partner, Jennifer Marie Martinez

Article Successor Employers Acquiring Unionized Workforces Benefit From NLRB Decision

Article An Interview with New Hanson Bridgett Partner, Brian Schnarr

Article An Interview with New Hanson Bridgett Partner, Anita Zerounian

Article DRE Implements Petition Process for Removing Discipline Information from Website

Article An Interview with New Hanson Bridgett Partner, Liz Masson

Article An Interview with New Hanson Bridgett Partner, Jillian Somers Donovan

Article An Interview with New Hanson Bridgett Partner, Emily Charley

Article California Supreme Court Rules No Vested Right to Airtime Purchases; Leaves California Rule Intact

Article An Interview with New Hanson Bridgett Partner, Michelle Akerman

Article Proposed Bill Would Increase Skilled Nursing and Intermediate Care Facility Citations and Penalties

Article California Court Rules That "Reporting Time Pay" Owed Even If Employees Are Not Required to Physically Report To Work

Video 2019 Employee Benefits Webinars

PDF Labor and Employment Update for 2019

PDF Labor and Employment Update for 2019

Article California Assisted Living Regulation Catches Up with Statute Regarding Evictions for Change of Use of Facility

Article IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Relax 401(k) Plan Hardship Distribution Rules

Article SB 50: As Housing Crisis Continues, Senator Weiner Announces Revised Upzoning Legislation

Article Trump Administration's Clean Water Act Proposal Will Affect Many Developer and Public Agency Projects

Article IRS Extends Deadline for Providing Health Coverage Forms to Employees under the ACA, But Not the IRS Filing Deadline

Article IRS Updates Voluntary Disclosure Policy After Expiration of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

Article Reminder: Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2019

Article Proposed Regulations for Qualified Opportunity Funds:

Article New California Employment Laws For 2019

Article California Mediation Privilege Remains; Mediation Disclosures To Appear In 2019

Article Buy Me Some Peanuts and Crackerjacks?

PDF The High Lights of California Cannabis Regulation

Article Can Groundwater Permitting Affect the Public Trust?

Article Employer Obligations Regarding Post-Offer Medical Examinations

Article Compromise JPA Pension Liability Bill Ready for Governor's Signature

Article California Legislature Passes Bill That Will Permit Shippers To Be Held Jointly Liable For State Labor And Employment Law Violations By Port Trucking Companies

Article The SEC Increases Enhanced Disclosure Threshold Under Rule 701 and Considers Broader Changes

Article Student Loan Payments and 401(k) Benefits

PDF Best Facade Forward

Article Recent Cases Give Hope to Offshore Account-Holders

Article California Legislature Clarifies Salary History Ban And Equal Pay Statute

Article California Passes the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

Article Lessons for Defined Contribution Plan Fiduciaries from Current Litigation

Article California Supreme Court Rejects The Federal 'De Minimis' Doctrine, Ruling Instead That Employers Must Compensate For 'Minutes' Of Off-the-Clock Work

Video How Do Tiered Water Rates Help Californians Save Water?

Video Impact Investing Term Sheets (Podcast)

Article Qualified Opportunity Funds: Parallels and Opportunities for Qualified Small Business Stock Investors

Article New FEHC National Origin Discrimination Regulations

Article Three Things about the Affordable Care Act Employers Need to Focus on Now

Article Janus v. AFSCME: SCOTUS Rejects Mandatory Agency Fees For Public Sector Employees

Article Employers Win This Round: CA Court of Appeal Upholds Employer's Rounding Policy

Article DOL Finalizes Rules to Expand Access to Health Plans for Small Businesses

Article Court Reinstates End of Life Option Act Pending Further Hearings

Video Can Board & Council Members Be Reimbursed For Internet Expenses?

Article Reminder: Minimum Wage Increases And San Francisco's Parity In Pay Ordinance Effective July 1, 2018

Article NLRB General Counsel Provides Employer-Friendly Guidance on Work Rules

Article Good News For Employers: In the Aftermath of the SCOTUS Class Action Waiver Case, A Los Angeles County Superior Court Dismisses Class Claims and Orders Claims Brought Individually in Arbitration

Article Hanson Bridgett Requests IRS Open Determination Letter Program in 2019 for Governmental Plans

Article Is This The End of the End of Life Option Act?

Article California Appellate Court Provides Another Potential Defense To "Derivative" Wage Statement Claims

Article Proposed Bill to Make Member Agencies Liable for JPA Pension Obligations

Video What Public Agencies Need to Know About GDPR

Article U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Class Action Waivers Do Not Violate The NLRA

Article Practitioner Insights: Maui Groundwater Case Shows Government Retreat Is Bad for Everyone

Article The Trucking Industry Absorbs yet another blow at the hand of the California Supreme Court

Article 2018 Employee Benefits Update

Article New Test For Independent Contractors

Article Circuit Courts Extend Clean Water Act Liability to Discharging Treated Wastewater and Other Pollutants to Groundwater

Article Employers Cannot Rely On Prior Salary To Justify Wage Differential In Equal Pay Act Cases

PDF Anti-SLAPP Statutes in Federal Courts

Article IRS Ending OVDP: Act Now to Avoid Higher Penalties (or Worse)

Article New ERISA Disability Benefit Claims and Appeals Rules Take Effect April 2, 2018

Article Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation Clarifies Overtime Calculation When Employees Earn Flat Sum Bonuses

Article Courts Split On Pension Vested Rights Analysis

Article Investment Advisor Alert: Annual Updating Amendments to Form ADV due March 31, 2018

Article California's First Appellate District Court Finds Reasonable Use Determination Requires Consideration of All Competing Water Users

PDF Labor and Employment Update for 2018

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PDF Water Law Alert: California Court of Appeal Reaffirms Traditional Common Law Formula For Determining Boundary Lines Between Littoral Land Owners

PDF Water Law Alert: Nevada Supreme Court Remands Water Applications That Were Pending Without Action For Longer Than The One Year Statuary Period

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Article Important Supreme Court Decision on Disability Access Interpretation – Unruh Act Doesn't Require Intentional Discrimination

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