Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

A Reminder: The Domestic Worker Bill of Rights is Permanent

Effective January 1, 2017, Senate Bill 1015 removes the 2017 sunset provision of 2013’s Assembly Bill 241, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, which granted overtime protections to California’s privately hired domestic workers…more
| Labor & Employment Law

2016 Recap: A Busy Year for Employment Law

In case you missed it, 2016 was a banner year for the California Legislature in enacting new employment laws. Here are the highlights..…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Fore Warned: Fifth Circuit Sticks to its Guns

A prior prior Ask the Receiver® discussed the Fifth Circuit case Janvey v. The Golf Channel, Inc., 780 F. 3d 641 (5th Cir. 2015) (“Golf Channel I”). There the court found The Golf Channel liable to return $6,000,000 paid to it…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Securities Law

New Law Requires Gender Neutral Restrooms

Existing law requires a businesses that serve the public or are open to the public and maintain toilet facilities to make those facilities available to the public free of charge. Existing law also states that publicly and…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts

The Top Ten Laws That Did Not Pass in 2016 (…But May Pass in 2017)

Each year hundreds of laws are introduced in California’s House of Representatives or Senate, only a fraction of which are ever signed into law. Many laws that are passed, such as last year’s Senate Bill 3 which will increase…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Imperfect!!! – Recordation Alone May Not Be Suficient To Perfect Deeds Under California Law

Once a lender records a deed of trust, isn’t that sufficient under California law to perfect the deed against a Chapter 7 trustee’s attempt to set it aside? Based on the recent bankruptcy court decision of In re Nowlin, the…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

A Reminder: The IRS Requires Employers to Obtain Informed Consent to Email W-2s

Unless you reside in a cave (in which case you likely will not be reading this), you are aware that we are moving towards a paperless society. However, assumptions about providing documents electronically can be dangerous, and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

New Law Requires Written Notice to Employees on Hire (and Existing Employees upon Request) of Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

California law already prohibits employers with 25 or more employees from discriminating or retaliating against employees who take time off work for specified purposes related domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Do Settlement Agreements Need to Be Approved by the Court?

QUESTION: As receiver, I sued a third party to collect funds owed to the entity in receivership. I have settled the lawsuit…more
| Civil Procedure

New Accessibility Disclosure Requirements Impact California Landlords

California Assembly Bill 2093, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 16, 2016, went into effect on January 1, 2017. AB 2093 amended California Civil Code Section 1938 and expanded landlord disclosure requirements under…more
| Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial

California Issues New Minimum Wage Poster

Employers should post California’s recently issued 2017 minimum wage poster. The new poster reflects that the state minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees increases to $10.50 on January 1, 2017, and to $11.00 on…more
| Labor & Employment Law

City Planning Grants Reprieve of New Park Fees to Certain Projects

Back on September 7, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council passed the new Parks Dedication and Fee Update Ordinance (“Quimby”) which will affect all new multi-family development projects in the City. The ordinance will take…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New Law Bans the Box in Los Angeles

Effective January 22, 2017, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring will prohibit most employers in the City of Los Angeles from inquiring about a job applicant’s possible criminal history until an initial job offer is…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Time to Party?

So your company wants to throw a holiday party for its employees? Given the economy and recent events, they certainly could use the diversion. But holiday parties can also lead to serious problems, many of which relate to the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Receiver to Enforce a Judgement: Who Should be Served

QUESTION: I have been appointed receiver to enforce a judgment. I filed a motion in the case which I served on counsel for the plaintiff (the judgment creditor) and counsel for the defendant (the judgment debtor)…more
| Civil Procedure
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