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California Labor Code § 2802’s Enhanced Compensation for California Employee Expense Reimbursements

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Under California Labor Code section 2802, employers must reimburse California employees for reasonable and mandatory business expenses incurred while carrying out job duties.  The law seeks to prevent employers from unfairly passing operational expenses onto employees.  Thus, employers must adequately reimburse employees.  However, Labor Code section 2802 does not state ...

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San Mateo County Passes Emergency Ordinance Establishing Paid Sick Leave for the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

San Mateo County Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Effective now throughout unincorporated San Mateo County, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors passed an emergency ordinance supplementing FMLA and the extended FMLA and EPSLA, created by the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  The emergency ordinance provides forty hours of supplemental paid sick leave for qualifying full-time employees ...

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California Employee Leave During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

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As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic persists, California employees have several options for exercising the complex web of employee rights regarding protected leave.  However, not every right is clear.  Further, some are only temporary.  This article provides a brief overview of some of the protected leave rights California employees are entitled to ...

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Emergency Paid Sick Leave During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

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On March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which contains vital worker protections during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, including a temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”).  The EPLSA establishes two weeks of paid sick leave for childcare, isolating or quarantining employees, and other leave. Covered ...

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Richmond Tenants Protected by Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Until September 30, 2020

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On July 21, 2020 the Richmond City Council extended the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium through September 30, 2020.  Under the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium, a landlord may not terminate a commercial or residential tenancy for the following reasons: The tenant fails to pay rent because of a Coronavirus/COVID-19 ...

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Richmond Tenants Protected by Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Rent Increase Moratorium Until September 30, 2020

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On July 21, 2020, the Richmond City Council extended the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Rent Increase Moratorium through September 30, 2020.  Residential Richmond tenants are protected from rent increases during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  The Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Rent Increase Moratorium does not apply to Richmond tenants in single-family homes, housing built ...

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California Tenants Could Lose Statewide Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Ban Protections on August 14, 2020

Millions of California tenants have been protected from evictions during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic due to the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Ban, which prohibits nearly all new evictions throughout the state. Now, as California surpasses New York as the epicenter of new Coronavirus/COVID-19 cases, the Judicial Council is moving towards lifting the ...

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Livermore Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Extended Until September 30, 2020

Livermore Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Tenant Eviction Moratorium Extended September 30 2020

As previously written, the Livermore City Council passed a Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium curbing residential and commercial evictions of impacted tenants and allowing rent deferment.  On July 1, 2020, the Livermore City Council extended the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium until at least September 30, 2020. The extended Livermore Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic ...

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Contra Costa County Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Extended Until September 30, 2020

Contra Costa County Coronavirus COVID19 Eviction Moratorium Pandemic Extended September 30

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors extended the Contra Costa County Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium until September 30, 2020. Under the Contra Costa County Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium, Contra Costa County tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic may defer rent after demonstrating loss of ...

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Rental Assistance Available for Riverside County Tenants

Riverside County Tenant Coronavirus COVID19 Rental Assistance

Riverside County tenants may be eligible for up to $3,500 in rental assistance to rent during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  United Lift, a rental assistance program coordinated between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise, will administer $33 million in rental assistance between June and November ...

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