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Struggling Businesses Face Billions in Increased Taxes

2020’s recipe has proven to be equal parts unpredictable and incalculable with a heaping helping of calamity and lest we forget the generous scoop...

2020 Budget Depends on Borrowing, New Taxes and Congress

The new state budget went into effect on time last week, after Governor Newsom signed 20 bills enacting hundreds of pages of new legislation...
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CPRA: If You Buy an Elephant, You’ll Also Have to Feed It

Imagine if COVID-19 never happened and I asked you whether California could afford a new multimillion dollar enforcement agency, would you agree? Now imagine...

Key to Re-Opening Economy – Liability Protection

As businesses throughout the state start to re-open, there is a looming question as to whether it is safe. Consumers want to resume a...

The Private Sector Cannot be California’s Safety Net

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups this week voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency...

Lighting Regulation for Outdoor Agriculture Coming Into Effect in July

California businesses are struggling to adapt their markets and workplaces to a post-pandemic world. Like other state regulators, Cal/OSHA is still working on business...

Water Supply Conditions

It looks like California is headed for a long dry summer. It’s not unusual for temperatures to reach 110 degrees during the summer months...

Burdens Created by New Leaves of Absence

Even in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and a historic economic shock, the Legislature is considering legislation to increase the cost on employers...

Over 100 Environmental Groups, CalEPA, and Industry Ask Agencies to Postpone or Substantially Extend...

A collection of industry and environmental organizations are urging federal and California agencies to extend or postpone public comment deadlines on a variety of...

Property Tax Relief, Workers’ Comp Presumptions, and Budget Deficits, Oh My!

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, Major League Baseball was preparing for opening day, school children shuttled off to classrooms...

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Extended for COVID-19

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-62-20 extending workers’ compensation benefits to employees who contract COVID-19 while working outside of their homes during...

Benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program Available to Employees Who Have Symptoms or...

As a part of his roadmap to reopening the economy, California Governor Newsom recently raised the issue of a wage replacement mandate on businesses...

COVID-19 Prompts Extra Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers

On April 16, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-51-20, creating a COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave that requires employers, who are covered by Industrial...

May The 4th Be With You

After initially being suspended until April 13, 2020, Senate President pro Tem Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced that the California...
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California Cities’ and Counties’ ‘Shelter in Place’ Orders Evolve

As previously reported, in March, several California counties issued “shelter in place” orders as an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as...

How to Stay Sane While Stuck Inside During an Insane Time

As businesses, non-profits, schools, and even governing bodies have shifted towards working remotely to comply with social distancing guidelines from Governor Newsom, even healthy...

Stepping Up

Bankers stepped up to the plate to help allay financial concerns caused by the pandemic, offering a variety of support for customers and small business owners ..

IRS and FTB Extend Tax Filing Deadline as Emergency Measure

In a move intended to relieve some of the financial pressure invoked by the coronavirus, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the IRS has moved...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passes

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed additional emergency relief legislation known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act). Passed because...
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Coronavirus Impacts State Legislature and Business

The impact of the coronavirus is being felt all throughout the state, country, and world. Just yesterday, Governor Newsom requested the home isolation of...