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
Greetings to CLA clients and community association managers. The purpose of this e-mail is to provide you a “pep-talk” as to how to keep your communities strong going into the fourth quarter of 2020.
Keep Meeting: Most of our clients are meeting on Zoom and utilizing other all-electronic measures. Meetings for residential HOA’s, unless executive session, must remain open to... Read More
On Friday, August 28, Governor Newsom announced that California is moving away from its “watch list” system and shifting to a simplified color-coded set of COVID-19 guidelines for counties to allow the gradual reopening of business and activities. We’d like to briefly summarize this new system for you, and notify you on the latest regarding schools and the workplace.
State... Read More
A bill is being considered in the California state legislature that will create significant harm to California’s more than 55,000 common interest developments if passed. Thanks to all our advocates, another harmful bill (AB 3040) is no longer being considered.
AB 3182 places unreasonable restrictions on your association’s ability to enact rental restrictions by creating a one size fits all approach to California... Read More
In accordance with the Governor’s order today, we are advising all associations which have gyms/fitness centers that they should be closed until further notice:
Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:
Wineries and tasting rooms
Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
Zoos and museums
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs... Read More
Great News! Pools are opening all over Southern California. Big picture, you need to comply with State and County Guidelines. The State, for the most part, is deferring to the counties, which may presumably modify their Orders based upon the infection rates in their communities. Here are the specifics:
State Allows Reopening of Pools
A few days ago, we informed you... Read More
We are so excited to inform you that the State Department of Public Health (CDPH) has finally updated its website, removing its prohibition against the opening of public pools (including HOA pools), playgrounds and gyms. This means that HOAs may begin opening these facilities, but only in accordance with their County/City guidelines.
Remember the troublesome CDPH website (https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/) which... Read More
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