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
Last week, we informed you about the State’s “full reopening” of the economy that occurred on June 15, and explained what it means for your communities. Today’s newsletter is intended to update and replace last week’s newsletter. The most significant update involves Cal/OSHA’s new workplace mask standards, designed to align closely with California’s general mask guidance. This newsletter is... Read More
We’ve received many inquiries from our clients on the status of the State’s COVID restrictions, as there appears to have been much confusion and conflicting news on what “full reopening” means. This Newsletter is intended to respond to the most frequently asked questions that we’ve received about the reopening of California’s economy, so that you can effectively manage your... Read More
April 22, 2021. With the continued drop in COVID cases, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) just issued two sets of new guidelines allowing in-person private events and private gatherings. The bad news is that these new guidelines are unusually cumbersome and difficult to understand and follow. The good news is that, we expect “bright-line” guidelines will filter... Read More
Effective April 7, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties are joining Los Angeles and Orange Counties in shifting to the State’s less restrictive “Orange Tier,” from the Red Tier. This newsletter summarizes what this means to your communities.
New Developments. But first, we’d like to inform you of some other new developments.
Gatherings. Beginning April 15, the State will be... Read More
We are happy to share more good news on the COVID front. As of today (March 31), Los Angeles and Orange Counties have both shifted to the State’s “Orange Tier,” as the daily rate of new infections has decreased substantially from last month. The relaxed COVID restrictions are now in effect in Orange County. In LA County, Public Health... 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.
We are happy to share some more good news on the COVID front. As of today (Tuesday, March 16), San Diego and Riverside Counties have both joined Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties in shifting from the State’s most restrictive “Purple Tier” to its “Red Tier.” This means that all Southern California is now within the Red Tier. ... Read More
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