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Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part X: Oregon Disconnects from IRC Section 199A

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

As we have been discussing these past several weeks, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) drastically changed the Federal income tax landscape. The TCJA also triggered a sea of change in the income tax laws of states like...more

Proposed Bill Seeks to Clarify California’s Ban on Salary History Information

by Fisher Phillips on

As we previously discussed in this blog, last year Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to prevent employers from asking about salary history information.  That legislation, Assembly Bill 168 (Eggman), went into effect on...more

California Legislature Mulls New Package Of “Job Killer” Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has just identified a new raft of recently introduced “job killer” bills that have been proposed in the California Legislature. This year’s list of 27 proposed laws includes measures that...more

Web Exclusive: March 2018: The Top 13 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first three months...more

Oregon’s Short-Term Rental Tax Expands its Reach

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Oregon’s legislature has broadened Oregon’s tax on short-term room rentals (also called the transient lodging tax). The new law, Enrolled House Bill (EHB) 4120, expands the scope of persons who must collect and remit the tax...more

Oregon Strengthens Data Breach Reporting Law

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed a new data breach reporting law (S. 1551) that toughens the state’s existing requirements. The new requirements include that companies are required to notify individuals within 45...more

California Legislation Guide for Developers

Last fall, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a package of 15 bills in response to the state’s housing shortage and affordability crisis. These bills came into effect on January 1st, 2018. The bills have important...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Department of Justice Sues California Over “Sanctuary Cities,” USCIS Likely to Suspend Speedy Processing for...

Justice Department Sues California - On Tuesday night, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of California, as well as Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General of the State Xavier...more

California’s Proposed Opportunity Zones Announced

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act creates a new tax incentive to stimulate economic development in certain low-income communities known as “Opportunity Zones.”  This program will allow businesses and commercial projects located in...more

Federal Government Challenges California’s “Sanctuary State” Status

Yesterday, the United States of America filed a lawsuit in federal court in Sacramento, naming California Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra as defendants, and claiming that California’s proclaimed...more

The Plot Thickens: Trump Administration Sues California Over New Immigration Laws, Including AB 450

by Fisher Phillips on

The ever-escalating dispute between the Trump Administration and the State of California over immigration policy is starting to resemble a Shakespearean drama. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking at an appearance...more

FEHC Proposes Regulations to Implement California’s New “Ban the Box” and “New Parent Leave” Laws

by Fisher Phillips on

Recently, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed new draft regulations to implement provisions of two key employment statutes enacted last year. Last year, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill...more

2018 California Employment Legislation and Regulatory Update

by Jones Day on

The California Legislature in 2017 adopted multiple statutes that increase the complexity and scope of employment regulation. Most notable was the passage and signing of Assembly Bill 168, which prohibits employers from...more

Your Comprehensive Guide to 2018 Proposed California Legislation

by Fisher Phillips on

February 16 was the deadline to introduce new bills in the California Legislature. By that date, nearly 2,200 bills were introduced. While that may seem like a staggering amount of legislative proposals (especially for a...more

California Issues Initial Implementation Guidance on 2017 Housing Laws - HCD Identifies Jurisdictions Where Local Governments Must...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• One of the most notable laws in California's package of housing laws passed by the State Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017 is SB 35, which requires most local governments to issue housing developers...more

The Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017: California’s newest warning requirements

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In the fall of last year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (the "CPRTKA"), adding provisions to the California Health and Safety Code commencing at § 108950 related to...more

Department Of Business Oversight Continues To Grow

by Allen Matkins on

On January 10, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown issued his proposed budget for California's 2018/2019 fiscal year. The proposed budget detail is available here. The Governor is proposing a modest increase (about 3%) in the total...more

DLSE Publishes Voluntary Template for Required Employer AB 450 Notice

by Fisher Phillips on

Last year Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 450 – the “Immigrant Worker Protection Act” – to prohibit employers from voluntarily consenting to federal immigration agency access to worksites without a judicial warrant,...more

Direct Contractors In California Should Take Steps Now To Reduce Exposure For Unpaid Wages By Subcontractors

As of January 1, 2018, direct contractors in California who make or take a contract “for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of a building, structure, or other private work” are jointly and severally liable with...more

Sustainable Development Update - January 2018 #5

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - Governor Brown calls for 5 million electric vehicles by 2030, $2.5 billion for charging stations - The Mercury News - Jan 26 Governor Jerry Brown last Friday announced a sweeping new...more

2018 Political Law Update

As we enter the new year, there are new changes in state and federal lobbying, gift and campaign finance laws. California: In September, Gov. Jerry Brown signed new campaign finance laws that require political committees...more

California Evidence Code Section 956(B): How To Preserve The Attorney-Client Privilege Over Advice Concerning Medical And...

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

California Governor Jerry Brown signed an amendment to California Evidence Code Section 956 ominously known as the “crime-fraud exception”. The newly-revised Code Section attempts to address the tension between state and...more

Four-Term Governor Jerry Brown: One Last Budget

This week, California Governor Jerry Brown, beginning the final year of his unprecedented four terms as governor, unveiled his 16th and last state budget proposal, which projects a $6.1 billion surplus, mostly a result of...more

Are you compliant? A new year brings new laws impacting California employers

by Dentons on

In 2017, the California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown were busy passing new laws that will impact employers across California this year. Although some took effect in 2017, most of the new laws impacting California...more

Slate of New Housing Bills Take Effect January 1, 2018

Governor Brown signed into law a slate of 15 new housing bills last fall. Three of those bills that related to funding sources for housing went into effect immediately, while the other 12 took effect on January 1, 2018. These...more

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