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San Diego Extends Eviction Moratorium Extra Month

As the effects of COVID-19 continue to alter everyday life, including the continued closure of many businesses, San Diego has extended its Eviction Moratorium Order through June. This Order originally became effective March 25, 2020, in response to the growing concerns that many residents and businesses would be unable to pay rent in the coming months due...

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Are Your Trade Secrets Protected During Work-from-Home?

By necessity, remote offices have become at least the short term standard for many California businesses, but in quickly implementing work-from-home programs businesses may not have given enough consideration to the protection of their trade secrets in the process. Employees working from home are likely utilizing their own computers, telephones, and...

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Paycheck Protection Program: Making Sure You’re Eligible for Forgiveness

In the wake of COVID-19, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which includes a Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The PPP initially granted over $300 billion in loans to small businesses before running out of funding. The PPP was refunded on April 24, 2020, but with the additional funding came additional...

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New Law Mandates New Workplace Posters

April 1, 2020 — As you likely know from our previous emails this month, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) becomes effective today. This law provides increased sick leave for employees as well as expands the Family and Medical Leave Act. We have written extensively about this new law here. The Department of Labor has created new...

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California Releases “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” List

March 21, 2020 — As we begin Day 2 of staying at home pursuant to the order issued by Governor Newsom on March 19, 2020, many of our clients are wondering whether they fall into one of the “essential critical infrastructure workers” categories. If so, these businesses may remain open until further notice. If not, businesses which continue...

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Employer-Related Provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 20, 2020 — THE EMERGENCY FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE EXPANSION ACT Part of the Act makes significant changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Generally speaking, the FMLA applies to employers with 50 or more employees who worked at least 20 weeks during either the current year or preceding year, and covers employees who...

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