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Halt to All No-Fault Evictions May Become Reality for San Francisco Tenants During Coronavirus Outbreak

San Francisco Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium

Although tenants in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles are, or will soon be, protected from Coronavirus related evictions, these temporary eviction moratoriums are limited in scope. They only apply to a narrow type of eviction – nonpayment of rent resulting from Coronavirus income disruption. Unscrupulous ...

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San Francisco Tenants Now Protected by Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium

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On Friday, March 13, 2020, Mayor London Breed enacted a moratorium on residential evictions related to financial impacts and disruption caused by Coronavirus.  Effective immediately, the San Francisco Coronavirus eviction moratorium prohibits evictions of San Francisco tenants who suffered loss of income due to business closure, reduction of hours or ...

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San Francisco Employee Paid Leave During Coronavirus Crisis

San Francisco Employee Leave Coronavirus

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 Francisco Tenants Affected by Coronavirus to Likely Gain Eviction Protections

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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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San Francisco Security Deposit Interest

San Francisco Security Deposit Interest

The San Francisco Rent Ordinance requires landlords to pay tenants interest on their security deposits. San Francisco Administrative Code § 49.2.  This law applies to all residential tenancies in San Francisco, even tenants not covered by other provisions of the San Francisco Rent Ordinance.   However, this law does not cover tenants ...

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San Francisco Tenant Buyout Ordinance Amendments Slated for 2020

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On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved several amendments to San Francisco’s tenant buyout ordinance, which is part of the San Francisco Rent Ordinance. Introduced by Supervisor Hillary Ronen, the amendments, which include defining certain eviction lawsuit settlements as buyout agreements and allowing tenants ...

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2020 Amendment to San Francisco Rent Ordinance Protects Almost Every Tenant

New Amendments to San Francisco Rent Ordinance

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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San Francisco Employee Protections 2019 Part III

The City & County of San Francisco shields workers from employer exploitation through the implementation of various laws conferring rights, remedies, and protections on employees. Not surprisingly, San Francisco employees are some of the nations most protected workers. This article provides a broad survey of some of the many laws actively protecting San Francisco employees. To read our part one, please click here. For more information about these laws, San Francisco employee protections, or to discuss an employer violation, please contact Astanehe Law for your free consultation.

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California Wage & Hour Law 2019

Employees considering legal action against their employers should consider that a successful employer can get a fee award against the employee-plaintiff if the court finds that the employee brought the action in bad faith. California Labor Code § 218.5(a). Accordingly, do not initiate an action against your employer without contacting Astanehe Law for a free case evaluation first! Let Astanehe Law assist you in mounting a winning case against your employer.

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