California Tenants: Click for our Complete Guide to COVID-19 California Tenant Protections || (415) 226-7170

Blog

San Francisco Tenants Have Right to Choose Internet Provider Under Article 52

SanFranciscoArticle52InternetService

Everyone should have the right to affordable and high-quality internet of their choice. However, not every tenant does. Many American tenants, including in San Francisco, often lack the freedom to choose their internet service. Large corporations like Comcast and AT&T enter into exclusivity agreements with landlords ensuring they are the only building option.  ...

Read More

DFEH Releases California Ban the Box Employment Law FAQ

DFEHBantheBoxCaliforniaFAQ

In September 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (“DFEH”) published a Fair Chance Act: Criminal History and Employment FAQ.  The FAQ offers a brief review of California’s Fair Chance Act, codified at Government Code section 12952 and commonly referred to as Ban the Box, and reinforces California’s ...

Read More

California Family Rights Act Employee Protections Dramatically Expand in 2021

California Family Rights Act Employee Protections Dramatically Expand in 2021

We all have families. With the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continuing, many California employees must provide emergency care for family members, often at the expense of working.  Strong worker protections guaranteeing protected leave to care for an ill family member can be the difference between safely taking temporary leave and letting a loved ...

Read More

Can My Employer Require A COVID-19 Test & Other Coronavirus Employment Questions Answered

Can My Employer Require A COVID-19 Test

As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic persists, California employees have several options for exercising their complex web of employee rights.  Given these unprecedent times, not every right is clear.  This article provides a brief overview of some of the rights California employees are entitled to during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Can My Employer Force Me ...

Read More

IHSS Compensation Not Considered When Calculating California Section 8 Tenant’s Housing Assistance Payment

Riley v. Marin Housing Authority California Tenant

California public housing authorities may not consider in-home supportive services care compensation when calculating a public housing tenant’s housing subsidy. In Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority, the California Supreme Court held, in a majority opinion written by Justice Chin, a Section 8 beneficiary’s IHSS compensation for providing in-home supportive services ...

Read More

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

CaliforniaEmployeeLaborCode2802Reimbursement

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

California Employee Leave During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID19 Coronavirus Employee Leave

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 ...

Read More

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

Emergency Paid Sick Leave EPSLA

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 ...

Read More

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

RichmondCoronavirusCOVID19PandemicEvictionMoratorium

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 ...

Read More

Astanehe Law Knows Your Rights

Contact Us Now

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work!

Please upgrade today!