California Provides New Cannabis Protections for Workers

California Provides New Cannabis Protections for Workers

On September 18, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2188 into law which prohibits discrimination against an employee based on their use of cannabis outside of work. More specifically, the law prohibits discrimination in hiring, termination, and other employment decisions based on the consumption of cannabis while off the job. While the law does not come into effect until January 1, 2024, California employers should begin preparing now to ensure compliance.

998 Offer to Compromise in California

998 Offer to Compromise in California

Under the California Code of Civil Procedure (the “CCP”), a statutory offer to compromise (codified as the CCP section 998 offer) allows for either the plaintiff or defendant to propose a reasonable, good faith offer of settlement. A 998 offer (the “offer”) is beneficial to both parties as it saves time, money, and resources. It shortens the time of the legal process and gives the other party a financial incentive to resolve matters with ease.

5 Important Parts of a Terms and Conditions

5 Important Parts of a Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions is a written contract between parties for the sale of a piece of equipment, machine, or other types of goods in question. In this video we will go over the five important parts you should focus on when creating terms and conditions for your business: (1) a precision description of the items to be purchased, (2) pricing details, (3) warranty terms, (4) remedies, and (5) any risk of loss terms.

New CCPA Compliance Requirements for Employers

New CCPA Compliance Requirements for Employers

Amendment of the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) by the California Privacy Rights Act (the “CPRA”) in 2020 will see a new set of compliance requirements for employers beginning on January 1, 2023. These requirements concern the collection of personal information by companies subject to the CCPA. The personal information at hand relates to employers’ employees, job applicants, and actual or prospective business customers, vendors, and suppliers.

Noticing A Lease’s Notices Provision

Noticing A Lease’s Notices Provision

Details. They matter in life, law, and leases. One of the most overlooked details is a lease’s notices provision. What Is a Notices Provision? Simply put, a notices provision specifies the sole and exclusive means and manner by which the parties to a lease must communicate any lease-related information, such as any proposed amendments, extensions, and terminations of the lease.

Separation Agreements: Where the Standard HR Form Falls Short

Separation Agreements: Where the Standard HR Form Falls Short

A separation agreement, also known as a severance agreement, is a legal contract governing the specific terms of an employee’s separation from employment. In this video, we will go over several areas where your HR-approved, standard form separation agreements are deficient and could leave you vulnerable: (1) Scope of Release, (2) Non-Disparagement, and (3) Confidentiality.

5 Major Employment Bills Passed by California Lawmakers in 2022

5 Major Employment Bills Passed by California Lawmakers in 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022, marked the end of the 2022 State Legislative Session. The 2022 employment bills passed by both the California State Assembly and California State Senate are now in the hands of Governor Gavin Newsom for signature. He will have until September 30, 2022, to either sign or veto.

Things to Consider When Hiring a Social Media Influencer – Part Two

Things to Consider When Hiring a Social Media Influencer – Part Two

This is a follow-up to our prior article on considerations to make when hiring a social media influencer. Part One focused on complying with the FTC regulations along with guidance on establishing internal policy, and this sequel will focus on executing social media influencer agreements.