Camp v. Home Depot-Employer Rounding Policies Under Scrutiny
The Sixth District California Court of Appeal held that despite evidence of neutrality of a rounding policy, the employer did not meet its burden of proof to show employees were properly compensated for all hours
New Legislation Affecting California Employers – Part 3
The California Legislature enacted numerous new bills – some (like those regarding COVID-19) are in effect now. Others require employer compliance as of January 1, 2023. This is the third part in a series of
California Extends Protections for Residential Tenants to June 30, 2021
In August 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020. Among other protections, the law gave tenants who were unable to pay rent due to COVID-19-related distress for the
Business Beware: Environmental and Occupational Warnings Under Prop 65
After 34 years California’s Proposition 65 continues to serve as a ripe source of litigation against businesses which fail to warn that their products can expose consumers to chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
Update Regarding Loan Forgiveness Under the Paycheck Protection Program
We previously prepared a detailed Frequently Asked Questions blog (as of May 18, 2020), relating to issues arising out of PPP Loan Applications (the “May 18 FAQ”). This May 26, 2020 update is a supplement to the previous FAQ.
Jump Client Cases to the Front of the Line – Use Judicial Reference
Due to COVID-19, courts in many California counties suspended civil trials, if they did not close to civil filings altogether. As of May 7, 2020 courts in these 14 counties were closed for all civil
IRS Announces Taxpayers May Not Claim Deduction for Expenses Paid by Forgiven PPP Loans
Additional Paycheck Protection Program Guidance Announced The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance stating taxpayers may not deduct otherwise deductible expenses that are paid with the proceeds of a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan, if the payment
Senate Green Lights Additional Funding in Coronavirus Relief Package
On April 21, 2020, the Senate passed a $484 Billion relief package (the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act; the “Act”). The House is expected to pass the Act on Thursday. The President
COVID-19: What are the “Safer at Home” Orders?
California and the City of Los Angeles issued “safer at home” orders which have significantly impacted businesses and workers. The California order (Executive Order N-33-20) was issued March 19, 2020 and stays in effect until
Franchise & Distribution: COVID-19 Client Bulletin
by Lewitt Hackman’s Franchise & Distribution Practice Group COVID-19 has impacted the franchise industry heavily. Stores have been forced to close or open only for pickup or delivery. How to deal with bills, including rent