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March 12, 2020

When Is Construction Substantially Complete Under the Right to Repair Act?

by Paul Rogoff. When California enacted the Right to Repair Act in 2002 (Civil Code sections 895 – 945.5), it sought to implement a 10-year statute of limitations which would bar any actions brought more than 10 years after “substantial completion.” To do this, the Legislature borrowed language from section 337.15 of the Code of […]

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February 14, 2020

2020 New Employment Laws – Part 3 of 3

Summary of New Laws for Employers- Part 3 of 3 by JoLynn Scharrer This is the last in a three-part series providing a summary of some of the new laws enacted in California which may have an impact on employers. For many of these new laws in the series, employers should conduct a review of employee […]

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January 21, 2020

New California Laws Impacting Employers – Part 2 of a 3-part Series

Summary of New Laws for Employers- Part 2 of 3 by JoLynn Scharrer SB 142- Lactation Accommodation This bill newly requires employers to provide a lactation location at the workplace, including access to a sink and refrigerator. Denial of time or a location to express milk results in a violation of rest break rules, and […]

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December 23, 2019

Make a List, and Check it Twice…New Energy Code Updates are Coming to Town

Make a List, and Check it Twice…New Energy Code Updates are Coming to Town by Jennifer Tung  It’s that time again—no, not time to commit to the latest New Year’s resolutions. Time to get ready for the newest Energy Code updates. On January 1, 2020, the 2019 updates to the California Energy Code (Title 24, […]

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December 6, 2019


The California Legislature had another prolific year with several new bills impacting employers beginning on January 1, 2020. The following summary of the new laws is designed to serve as a guide for further action by employers to seek education and advice regarding compliance. Some new Bills that may require your attention are: Assembly Bill […]

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