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Fairview Tenants: Sue Your Landlord for Retaliation & Unlawful Rent Increases

Fairview tenants are protected from retaliation for asserting their rights under the law.  At the state level, the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 protects Fairview tenants in covered units from evictions without just cause or drastic rent increases.  Locally, the Alameda County Code of Ordinances protects Fairview tenants not covered by ...

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Cherryland Tenants: Sue Your Landlord for Retaliation & Unlawful Rent Increases

Cherryland tenants are protected from retaliation for asserting their rights under the law.  At the state level, the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 protects Cherryland tenants in covered units from evictions without just cause or drastic rent increases.  Locally, the Alameda County Code of Ordinances protects Cherryland tenants not ...

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Ashland Tenants: Sue Your Landlord for Retaliation & Unlawful Rent Increases

Ashland tenants are protected from retaliation for asserting their rights under the law.  At the state level, the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 protects Ashland tenants in covered units from evictions without just cause or drastic rent increases.  Locally, the Alameda County Code of Ordinances protects Ashland tenants not ...

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San Lorenzo Tenants: Sue Your Landlord for Retaliation & Unlawful Rent Increases

San Lorenzo tenants are protected from retaliation for asserting their rights under the law.  At the state level, the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 protects San Lorenzo tenants in covered units from evictions without just cause or drastic rent increases.  Locally, the Alameda County Code of Ordinances protects San ...

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Can Your Landlord Increase Your Rent For Having A Baby?

When California tenants remain in their unit long-term, they often settle in by acquiring more possessions, ingratiating themselves in the neighborhood, making their house a home, and, frequently, having children.  Many landlords find tenants with children problematic and prefer not to rent to families.  Where long-term California tenants have, adopt, ...

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California Workers Can Bring Emotional Support Animals to Work

Living with a disability is hard.  Working with one is even harder.  When work becomes impossible due to a disability, California workers have the right to request reasonable accommodation from their employers.  One form of accommodation that has grown increasingly popular over the years is the emotional support animal.  That’s ...

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New Employment Laws for California Workers in 2022

Starting in 2022, a slew of new laws protect California workers, including laws seeking to curtail wage theft from all workers and delivery drivers, and laws prohibiting overly broad confidentiality agreements.  Continue reading for an overview of new laws set to protect California workers in 2022. AB 1003 – Wage ...

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California’s CROWN Act Protects Employee & Applicant Natural Hair

On July 3, 2019, California became the first state in the United States to ban employers from discriminating against employees and applicants based on their natural hairstyle. Codified at Government Code section 12926, the Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act (“CROWN Act”) works within the California Fair ...

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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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