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California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 28, 2020

On May 29, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom extended a previously enacted statewide eviction moratorium.  Under the new order, local governments may continue suspending residential evictions due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic related income disruption until July 28, 2020. Under the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, California tenants are protected from evictions if ...

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Getting Out: Breaking Your Lease During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

Before the Coronavirus/COVID-19 became an American pandemic, Californians operated under the assumption that 2020 would be a typical year.  In the year leading up to the March 2020 Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency declaration, thousands of California tenants, often lured by voracious employment prospects, entered into residential leases containing lease terms ...

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San Mateo County Superior Court Issues Coronavirus/COVID-19 Related Order Regarding Pending Eviction Actions

On Monday, May 18, 2020, the San Mateo County Superior Court issued an order for pending unlawful detainer (eviction) actions in light of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  As the San Mateo County Superior Court gradually reopens following a two-month closure in response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the court orders the following ...

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Refuse Return to Work? Retaining Unemployment Benefits Amid Coronavirus/COVID-19 Fears

Under normal circumstances, an unemployment recipient becomes disqualified from the unemployment program upon refusing an offer of suitable employment or an offer to return to their previous job.  In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the State of California took the unprecedented step of shuttering the world’s fifth-largest economy to protect ...

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Are California Employers Required to Reimburse Employees for Masks During Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic?

In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 global pandemic, California issued a statewide shelter-in-place order that prohibits all workers except essential workers from leaving their homes.  Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, employers requiring their employees to work, in public or from home, may be unlawfully passing operation expenses ...

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Employee Expense Reimbursements You Must Know While Working From Home During Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 global pandemic, California issued a statewide shelter-in-place order that prohibits all workers except essential workers from leaving their homes.  Thus, millions of California employees have spent months working from home to prevent the spread of the virus further.  Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the ...

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Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Extended Until May 31, 2020

On April 27, 2020, the Richmond Director of Emergency Services issued a Supplemental Order extending the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium until at least May 31, 2020.  Under the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, no Richmond landlord shall act to evict a Richmond tenant for nonpayment of rent related to a Coronavirus/COVID-19 ...

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Livermore Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

Livermore tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Livermore landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19. To qualify for eviction protections, Livermore tenants must: Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or ...

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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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San Francisco Rent Controlled Tenants Protected by Coronavirus/COVID-19 Rent Increase Moratorium

Effective April 7, 2020, San Francisco landlords may not impose rent increases on San Francisco tenants covered by San Francisco rent control during the COVID-19 state of emergency. While San Francisco tenants are protected from rent increase during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the rent increase is deferred until after the San ...

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