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California Enacts Bill to Combat Noncompliant Charities

The California State Legislature recently passed Assembly Bill 2077 (“AB 2077”). AB 2077, which was signed by Governor Brown, is designed to make it more difficult for charities that have not complied with their registration and…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning, Nonprofit Law

New Law Makes It Easier to Pursue Claims Against Employers that Use Contracted or Leased Employees

The California Legislature recently passed AB 1897, effective January 1, 2015, which adds Section 2810.3 to the Labor Code. This new law makes “client employers” jointly liable with “labor contractors” for the payment of wages…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Qualifying for 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status is Tricky

The entities in the following IRS Technical Advice Memorandum and Private Letter Rulings failed to qualify for tax exempt status because they were not operated exclusively for exempt purposes. An organization must be organized…more
| Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Nonprofit Law

National Estate Planning Awareness Week

This week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. It is a common misconception that only the very wealthy need estate plans. This may explain why 55% of Americans do not have estate plans. However, the truth is that…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Employer Reimbursement of Employee’s Individual Medical Insurance May Subject Employer to Penalty

IRS Notice 2013-54 provides that an employer’s reimbursement of healthcare insurance premiums paid by an employee on an individual health insurance contract of the employee on a pre-tax basis (an “employer payment plan”) may…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

California (Finally) Conforms to Federal Treatment of UBTI in Charitable Remainder Trusts

One of the most important tax attributes of charitable remainder trusts is that they are exempt from income tax – except, that is, when it comes to unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) of these trusts. For decades the rule…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Governor Brown Signs Two New Laws That Will Impact California Employers in 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, nearly all California employers will be required to provide at least three days of paid sick leave per year to their employees. The new law, AB 1522, also known as the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit (CAFC) Issues Decision In U.S. v. Trek Leather – Corporate Officer Held Liable

Yesterday, the CAFC issued its en banc decision in the U.S. v. Trek Leather case. The Court held the President of the company liable for gross negligence due to his own actions, even if he is an agent of the company…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Employers Must Pay for Employees’ Work-Related Personal Cell Phone Use

On August 12, 2014, the California Court of Appeal held that, when employees must use their personal cell phones for work-related calls, their employer is required to reimburse a reasonable percentage of their cell phone bills,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

President Obama Signs Two Executive Orders Impacting Federal Contractors

Aiming to “crack down on federal contractors who put workers’ safety and hard-earned pay at risk,” on July 31, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (“Executive Order”), which…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Supreme Court Invalidates President Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointments

Previously, the NLRB found that employer Noel Canning unlawfully refused to reduce to writing and sign a collective-bargaining agreement the terms of which it had orally agreed to. The NLRB ordered Noel Canning to sign that…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Sale of Clippers Will Cost Sterlings Significant Income Taxes

People who do not think that Donald Sterling is being impacted sufficiently by the NBA fine and being forced to sell the Los Angeles Clippers are not taking into account the significant federal and California income taxes that…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Taxation

Hey Kids, Let’s Have An Advance Health Care Directive

The recent death of Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney immediately was followed by a fight over the disposition of his remains. While Mr. Rooney’s body remained at a funeral home, various factions within his family fought for the…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Bankruptcy Protection for Inherited IRA

The already complicated subject of how to handle Individual Retirement Accounts following the death of an IRA holder just got a little more complicated with the recent Supreme Court decision in Clark v. Rameker. The issue in…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements; Rules PAGA Waivers are Unenforceable

On June 23, 2014, in a highly-anticipated decision, the California Supreme Court held that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable, but an employee’s right to bring a representative action under…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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