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Employment laws affecting businesses

2020 — looking back and moving forward, Part 3

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2020 was a relatively quiet year for California employment law. However, the legislature adopted important changes to California independent contractor law and expanded the reach of the various leave laws. All businesses should evaluate their employee policies and make appropriate changes.

Laws and propositions affecting all businesses

2020 — looking back and moving forward, Part 2

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Due to the pandemic, the California legislature paired down the laws it adopted in 2020. It nonetheless adopted key laws that may have a wide ranging effect on businesses in California. In addition, 2020 was an election year, and the voters of California chose to expand the reach of the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Laws and regulations affecting dealerships

2020 — looking back and moving forward, Part 1

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Due to the pandemic, the California legislature paired down the laws it adopted in 2020. Nonetheless, all dealers should be aware of the following changes to laws and regulations, and adopt appropriate changes as necessary.

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The Governor’s Office announced this morning that the Regional Stay At Home orders are now lifted in all regions across the state. This means that retailers should return to operating under the Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer economy that currently allows up to 25 percent capacity in stores in most counties.

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The federal government, State of California and local jurisdictions have all adopted and modified laws relating to COVID-19 in the last several months to respond to the spike in COVID-19 cases. This article reviews these recent laws to provide dealers in California with a complete picture of how to comply with COVID-19 in 2021.

Congress passes spending bill

Highlights of how it may affect your business

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Congress passed a new spending bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (“Spending Bill”) this week that includes multiple provisions to address the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. President Trump is expected to sign the bill. This update summarizes changes applicable to our clients and suggests best practices going forward in 2021.

Brace for fast-paced changes due to COVID

Read here for today's update

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As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the state, the regulatory landscape is once again changing as local and state authorities try to stem the tide. Look here for information about new requirements that may apply to your dealership.

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Los Angeles County issued a temporary stay at home order on November 27, 2020 that will be effective Monday, November 30 and last through December 20. The order further limits business in the county and prohibits all gatherings of individuals from different households.