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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Demographic Pay Data Reporting – Due March 31, 2021

Large employers are now required to provide demographic pay data to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) by March 31, 2021. SB 973 requires private employers of 100 or more employees, that are also required to file the federal EEO-1 report with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), to report demographic and […]

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Coronavirus and Covid-19 Issues and Defenses in Contracts

By Kathleen J. Smith, Civil Litigation Attorney Let’s be clear—Covid 19’s pandemic shutdown may affect your company’s ability to perform its contracts, but it’s no panacea for avoiding all your business obligations. Your contracts may contain variously worded “force majeure” clauses. That doesn’t mean you can ignore paying for services already received. Here is a […]

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Annual Employment Law Update, 2021 – Webinar

The emergence of COVID-19 has changed the world as we once knew it; therefore, it should come as no surprise that the virus would impact employment law as well. California’s ever-changing employment laws will have employers scrambling to keep up in 2021! What are the reporting requirements if someone is exposed to COVID-19 at the […]

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