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Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Hazard Pay for Certain Grocery Employees

On February 2, 2021, the Oakland City Council approved the Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Hazard Pay Ordinance. The emergency ordinance adds Chapter 5.96 to the Oakland Municipal Code and requires large grocery stores in the City of Oakland to pay employees an additional $5.00 per hour in hazard pay during the ...

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California Legislature Addresses Amenities and Services Lost or Reduced Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

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With Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns forcing the continued shutter of shared spaces throughout the state, many California tenants in apartment and condominium complexes have lost the use of their gyms, pools, gaming rooms, meeting rooms, community rooms, and other amenities for nearly a year.  Understandably, some California tenants inquire about obtaining ...

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California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Extended Until June 30, 2021

On January 28, 2021, the California Legislature extended the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium, which protects California tenants statewide from eviction based on nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 impacts.  Now, California tenants remain protected until June 30, 2021. Additionally, California will implement a statewide rental assistance program to keep California ...

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West Hollywood Protects Commercial and Residential Tenants Until March 31, 2021

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Please note that the State of California recently extended the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium, which supersedes much of the information contained in this article.  Click here for more information.   On Monday, January 25, 2021, the West Hollywood City Council extended its commercial eviction and portions of its residential ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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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