New Law January 1, 2011, Required Disclosures

New Law January 1, 2011, Required Disclosures

SB 183 revises the TDS and MHTDS to include a disclosure regarding compliance with the smoke detectors and water-heater bracing laws (eliminating the need for separate disclosure forms). The TDS and MHTDS will also add a disclosure regarding carbon monoxide…

Residential Lease Terminations and Evictions

Residential Lease Terminations and Evictions

We continuously receive inquiries from both Landlords and Tenants regarding termination of tenancies. This article applies to the renewal and termination of residential real property in California cities and municipalities that do NOT have local rent control ordinances (e.g. Santa Monica, Berkeley,…

California Non-compete Agreements Revisited

California Non-compete Agreements Revisited

In this article we revisit the topic of California non-competition agreements  (also referred to as California non-compete agreements). In the recent Silguero case, the California Court of Appeal for the Second District was presented with a twist on a recurring issue….that is,…

California Overtime

California Overtime

California overtime law is an area of constant confusion, tension and struggle with employers and employees. Legislation which became effective on January 1, 2000 implemented significant changes to California’s labor laws. One major impact of this legislation is that California…

COBRA 2010

COBRA 2010

On April 15, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (H.R. 4851), part of which provides a temporary extension to eligibility for federal COBRA premium subsidies. As a practical effect of this legislation, California employees…

Unpaid Wages, Unpaid Bonuses, Unpaid Commissions

Unpaid Wages, Unpaid Bonuses, Unpaid Commissions

Unpaid wages, unpaid bonuses or unpaid commissions all refer to the same basic wrong, the employee was not paid!  Litigation for unpaid wages, bonuses or commissions are among the most frequently filed lawsuits in America. In an earlier blog post,…