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tax relief damages

According to the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor, you may be eligible for Misfortune or Calamity Property Tax relief if your property has been damaged by a natural disaster or other unforeseeable, sudden, and unusual occurrences. Filing a claim will temporarily reduce the assessed value of your property – and your property taxes. Granted, these values will remain in effect until …

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SB 939 leases

The California State Senate Judiciary Committee is considering SB 939 (Wiener) this Friday. In short, this bill allows commercial tenants to walk away from current leases. In addition, the bill also provides 12 months to repay the unpaid rent that accrued during the statewide shelter-in-place order. Certainly, this clearly abrogates …

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Boise homelessness

Homelessness in Los Angeles has become a humanitarian crisis – over 60,000 Angelenos don’t have secure housing. Such a situation demands swift action by our public officials. However, despite impressive action by the Los Angeles City Council, a recent Supreme Court decision can prove detrimental in our efforts to promote wellness and public safety. Martin v. City of Boise …

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Under the current local and state emergency orders, building owners are working closely with tenants to maintain the status quo of a clean and habitable space and continuation of lease payments. However, some tenants may claim “force majeure”, “frustration of purpose”, or “impossibility”, causing them to seek rent deferral or abatement.

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rent freeze

There is no shortage of hardship during the current pandemic crisis. In order to address the economic slowdown and shelter in place orders, some Los Angeles City Councilmembers are trying to push for an overall freeze in rent increases throughout the emergency period.

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employment law

Complimentary Covid-19 California Employer Webinar Covid-19, Labor, Legal California After “Shelter-in-Place” BOMA/GLA’s labor attorney, Lenny Schloss, a Los Angeles JacksonLewis Partner, is providing BOMA members access to their free recorded webinar, California After Shelter-in-Place. Webinar Overview Effective March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 (“Order”), directing all individuals living in the…

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sexual harassment training

California Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Labor, Legal What is Sexual Harassment? California law defines sexual harassment as a form of sexual discrimination, which refers to unwelcome sexual advances, or any physical, verbal, or visual conduct of a sexual nature, including actions that create an offensive, hostile, or intimidating work environment based on sex. State law…

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AB5

In 2018, the California Supreme Court rendered a hasty decision that held concerns independent contractors and the California business community. In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, the California Supreme Court analyzed a worker classification dispute between Dynamex and their independent contractors. In this case …

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