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In a decision issued on February 21, 2023, and in a significant departure from prior precedent, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in a severance agreement impermissibly interfered with the employees’ Section 7 rights under the...
Chris LaBarbera hired Knight Construction to remodel a house. Their contract required Knight to defend and indemnify Mr. LaBarbera for all claims arising out of the work. Knight obtained a general liability insurance policy from Security National Insurance Company that covered damages Knight was...
As of January 1, 2023, the bid threshold over which community college and school district governing boards must competitively bid and award certain contracts was increased to $109,300. This bid threshold applies to the following types of contracts:
Purchase of equipment, materials, or supplies to...
California just passed a bill to expedite the process for public universities developing student housing projects in order to meet the demands of the growing housing crisis. SB 886 was signed by the Governor on September 28, 2022, and streamlines the process by exempting community college districts...
Updating personnel rules is an endless task. Laws are constantly changing, and agencies are experiencing significant operational changes now more than ever. The responsibility of ensuring that all personnel rules are up to date and reflect both the legal requirements and the operational...
On February 28, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) updated its guidance concerning the use of face coverings to further relax those requirements.
While the updated CDPH guidance continues to require the use of face covering in certain high-risk settings, the guidance removes...
On February 7, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued updated guidance concerning the use of face coverings in indoor public settings and businesses. The new rules concerning the use of face coverings takes effect on February 16, 2022, except where a local jurisdiction...
Non-employees may be able to sue employers for COVID-19 infections that can be traced to the employer’s workplace. A recent California Court of Appeal decision may pave the way for third parties to collect compensation from employers due to COVID-19 infections.
A California Court of Appeal recently...