Ventura County Mask Mandate – Update

Updated October 19, 2021 The Ventura County Public Health Officer has extended its indoor mandatory mask mandate, for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated. County officials are concerned about the increased transmission of COVID-19, specifically among the unvaccinated. The mandate requires all persons to wear a face covering indoors, including the workplace. Masks must also be […]

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Estate Planning Tax Law Changes – Be Prepared!

None of us can predict what will happen in D.C., but we can take steps now to prepare for changes coming in the near future. As we write this commentary, Congress and the White House are negotiating over proposed legislation which, if enacted in its current form, would significantly change tax laws that impact estate […]

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Don’t Miss Out on New State Income Tax Deduction for your Federal Tax Returns!

To Qualify, Single Member LLCs and sole-proprietorship would have to become S-corporations or Partnerships for Tax Filing Purposes. Since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act was passed, there’s been a $10,000 cap on the state and local/property tax deduction on individual federal income tax returns.However, California now offers workarounds, allowing some pass-through business owners to […]

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CalOSHA Updates Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for COVID-19 in the Workplace

Cal/OSHA Guidelines for Employers After nearly 15 months of being quarantined, tested, facemasked, socially-distanced, and finally vaccinated, Californians are returning to “normalcy”, which in many instances, means returning to the workplace. Below you will find what Employers need to know about Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Temporary Standards, including what has changed, what remains the same, and […]

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Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements in Employee Handbooks

There is no law that state that companies must have employee handbooks or how often an employee handbook should be updated. However, crafting an employee handbook and frequently reviewing and updating employee handbooks are good ideas once a company has more than two employees. In addition, employers may consider implementing an arbitration agreement within their […]

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2021 COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE UPDATE

EFFECTIVE MARCH 29, 2021 Employees who work for Employers with more than 25 employees are entitled to up to 80 hours of Paid Sick Leave (PSL).The Employee can make the request for PSL orally or in writing.This leave is retroactive to January 1, 2021 and will run through September 30, 2021.If an Employee took leave […]

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