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San Francisco Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Extended

On April 22, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed extended the previously enacted San Francisco Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium until May 22, 2020.  The moratorium protects San Francisco tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic by prohibiting evictions of San Francisco tenants who suffered loss of income due to business closure, reduction ...

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2020 Amendment to San Francisco Rent Ordinance Protects Almost Every Tenant

Effective January 20, 2020, the San Francisco Rent Ordinance’s newest amendment extends just cause for eviction protections, and other tenant protection laws, to San Francisco tenants in units previously exempt from the rent ordinance that were built after June 13, 1979, or underwent a substantial rehabilitation. San Francisco Administrative Code § ...

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Oakland Tenants Now Have Ban the Box Rights in Housing

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Oakland became the first city in California to ban criminal background checks in nearly all rental housing units. The Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, effective immediately, prohibits landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants. Covered units include subsidized affordable and nonprofit housing units. Accessory ...

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New California Employee Protections in 2020

On January 1, 2020, several new laws took effect protecting millions of California employees.  These vigorous laws include new penalties for unpaid wages, statewide lactation accommodations, and sweeping changes for gig economy workers. For an in-depth analysis as to how each law might affect your employment, contact Astanehe Law for your ...

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Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace California

Disabled employees and applicants often face intentional discrimination resulting from bias against their disabilities. Although Californians are largely familiar with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California law provides California employees greater workplace protections against disability discrimination and harassment.  The Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibits discrimination based on ...

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