Bad News: If your association’s documents currently contain a minimum rental term of greater than 30 days or a rental cap of less than 25%, they now violate California law. Good news: The Legislature just extended the time for unilateral Board amendment to remedy non-compliant rental restrictions until July 1, 2022.
For example, if your CC&Rs impose a minimum lease... Read More
As you prepare for your January Board meetings, remember that in order to legally meet virtually, the “first” meeting notice must be sent out via “individual notice” (either by mail or by email to those owners who have consented to receive notice via email), and shall contain the following information:
Date/time of meetingAgendaJoining instructions for video/audio and telephoneNEW- email address... Read More
Reporting Workplace COVID-19 Outbreaks And Disclosing Benefits (AB 654). Under the old law, if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs at a workplace, California gave an employer 48 hours to report the outbreak to local public health agencies. Now employers have 48 hours or the next business day, whichever is later, to submit a report. Unchanged: Employers must inform any employee... Read More
Associations may continue to hold Board meetings or annual meetings virtually or telephonically without designating a physical location for the meeting, at least until March 31, 2022, pursuant to the Governor’s recent extension of the declaration of emergency based on Covid 19.
HISTORICALLY, and without such declaration of emergency being in effect, in order to meet virtually or by teleconference,... Read More
We’ve been receiving many inquiries about Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) and how it will impact HOAs in California. As you may be aware, Governor Newsom recently signed SB 9, which will take effect on January 1, 2022. SB 9 requires cities and counties to ministerially approve certain two-unit projects and lot splits on lots zoned single-family. This means... Read More
Whether you liked or disliked the provisions of last year’s AB 3182, we are very pleased to inform you that Governor Newsom signed “clean up” Assembly Bill 1584 (AB 1584) into law on September 28. AB 1584 now expressly allows a board of directors to unilaterally amend the association’s governing documents to comply with AB 3182. Boards now have... Read More
The California Supreme Court just decided a case about the rate of premium pay that employees are owed if their employer fails to provide them a compliant meal period or rest break. In Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC, the Supreme Court held that premium payments must not be solely based on the employee’s base hourly rate, but must... Read More
The attached article appeared in the Spring 2021 edition of The Law Journal published by CACM.org. Michael J. Alti Esq explains how Assembly Bill 3182, which took effect on January 1, 2021, hampers the ability of associations to restrict rentals in their communities.
A week after attending a posh birthday party with a dozen friends in Napa Valley, Governor Newsom announced on Monday that 40 different California counties are rolling back to a more restrictive tier. With this shift, Orange County joins San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino in the Purple Tier. Said a different way, as of November 16,... Read More
“Dear HOA, please DO SOMETHING about my neighbors:
COVID day 19: Ping – pong – The neighbors are using COVID 19 to hone their ping pong skills until midnight each night!
COVID day 33: College students have come home with their cars and have no permits- there’s no place to park!
COVID day 75: A new patio cover is going up next... Read More
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