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
To all Client Community Associations:
Please be advised that yesterday, December 13, 2021, the State of California’s Governor Newsome through the Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health mandated “universal masking indoors statewide.”
This “guidance” is effective December 15, 2021 and supersedes all prior face covering guidance. Masks are required for “all individuals in all indoor public settings, regardless... 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
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
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