Real Property

Notice Requirements Before Repairing Defective Construction

The recent case of KB Homes Greater Los Angeles Inc. v. Superior Court decided February 21, 2014, serves as a reminder that California’s Right to Repair Act (Civil Code section 895 et seq.) requires notice be given to a builder before repairs are m… Read More

Pool Owners Beware

If you own rental property with a swimming pool, the February 25 decision in Johnson v. Prasad, suggests caution. In that case, the pool was constructed well before California’s Swimming Pool Safety Act took effect. When the landlord purchased the… Read More
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Foreclosure Tenants Get New Protections

For those clients purchasing additional rental properties through foreclosure, a January 23, 2014 ruling by the California Courts of Appeal, interprets the federal Protecting Tenants Against Foreclosure Act. In a complex decision, the Court held that… Read More
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News & Updates

As we’ve discussed before, California’s new “paid sick leave” law takes effect July 1st. The new law contains several traps for unwary employers. In addition to providing paid time off benefits, there are other important requirements: Workpla… Read More
Effective July 1, 2015, under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014; all California employers must provide their California employees with at least three days or 24 hours of paid sick leave per year. COVERED EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES The… Read More
California’s overtime rules are very specific that employers shall be responsible for overtime compensation and define “hours worked” as “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and includes all the time th… Read More