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Oakland Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium Proposed to Protect Oakland Tenants

Oakland tenants can look forward to potential critical tenant rights as the Oakland City Council has taken an active response to the Coronavirus pandemic. On March 11, 2020, the Oakland City Council voted to formally request that the Alameda County Superior Court halt until April 7th. Additionally, a Coronavirus eviction ...

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San Francisco Employee Paid Leave During Coronavirus Crisis

Among the Coronavirus’ many effects – which include suspending the NBA, stymieing global travel, and promoting eviction moratoriums – numerous California employers, like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Salesforce, are requesting employees work from home.  Now, multiple California employees must acclimate to working from home.  However, employers are not ordering all ...

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San Jose Adopts Moratorium on Evictions Relating to Coronavirus

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, San Jose city leaders adopted a temporary moratorium on evictions of San Jose tenants related to the Coronavirus. The San Jose eviction moratorium will remain in effect for at least thirty days. It will protect San Jose tenants demonstrating an inability to pay rent due ...

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Berkeley Tenants Now Have Ban the Box Rights in Housing

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Berkeley City Council banned criminal background checks in nearly all rental housing units. The Berkeley Fair Chance Housing Ordinance prohibits landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants and bans the box by prohibiting landlords from asking about applicant criminal history on rental ...

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Berkeley Poised to Ban the Box for Berkeley Tenants

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Berkeley City Council will vote on a new Berkeley Ban the Box Housing law, officially called the Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing and Public Health and Safety Ordinance.  The Berkeley Fair Chance Housing Ordinance will prohibit landlords from denying housing applicants based ...

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San Jose Tenants Affected by Coronavirus to Likely Gain Eviction Protections

With the Coronavirus outbreak and the disease it causes – COVID 19 – rapidly spreading throughout San Jose and the greater Bay Area, many local government officials have announced recommendations to reduce the spread and prevent person to person transmission. These measures range from small, such as frequent hand washing, to ...

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San Francisco Tenants Affected by Coronavirus to Likely Gain Eviction Protections

With the Coronavirus outbreak and the disease it causes – COVID 19 – rapidly spreading across San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, many local government officials have announced recommendations to reduce the spread and prevent person to person transmission. These measures range from small, such as frequent hand washing, to ...

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Berkeley Security Deposit Interest

Astanehe Law's Berkeley Security Deposit Interest

The Berkeley Rent Ordinance requires landlords to pay tenants interest on their security deposits.  Berkeley Municipal Code § 13.76.070.  Most Berkeley tenants can expect a security deposit payment every December.  The Berkeley Security Deposit Interest law applies to nearly all residential tenancies in Berkeley, even tenants not covered by Berkeley ...

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Berkeley Rent Control

The Berkeley Rent Ordinance’s rent control protections (“Berkeley Rent Control”) keep Berkeley tenants housed by limiting rent increases to reasonable amounts.  For units protected by Berkeley Rent Control, the landlord is limited to annual increases set by the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board. The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board refers to these annual ...

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Does California’s Ban the Box Law Cover Cannabis Jobs?

Although only launching in 2018, California’s thriving cannabis industry is ripe with job opportunities. Indeed, marijuana industry-related employment listings on job search website Indeed.com spiked more than 1,200 percent over the last four years. California’s recently enacted Ban the Box law, which prohibits employers from asking applicants about conviction history ...

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