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CalSavers Retirement Plan

Background: Millions of Californians lack access to affordable retirement options. In an effort to increase employee retirement, in 2020, California mandated employers to offer employees a retirement plan. The mandate allows employers who can’t provide a retirement plan to enroll ...
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California Employee Privacy Rights

Background Checks Article 1, Section 1 of the California Constitution guarantees employees privacy rights. This disallows employers from intruding into their employees’ personal lives.  Nonetheless, employers can obtain certain background information about job applicants and employees through sources such as background ...
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What is a Private Foundation?

Recently, we discussed public charities: what they are, how they function, how they are treated by the IRS. Today, we will discuss what lies on the other end of the nonprofit spectrum: Private Foundations.  Funding of a Private Foundation A ...
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What is a Public Charity?

What is a Public Charity? We often hear the terms, “Non-profit organizations,” “charities,” “private charities,” “foundations,” etc. Understandably, these terms can create confusion:  What’s the difference between a charity and a foundation? Private vs. public? How is the IRS involved?  This ...
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California Supreme Court Cases to Watch in 2021

California Supreme Court Cases to watch unfold in 2021  There are three major cases in California to look at this year that may transform the current state of the workplace in relation to environment, contracts, and retaliation.  Bailey vs San Francisco District Attorney’s Office   The Supreme Court will review ...
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law. The FFCRA imposes paid and sick leave obligations on employers with less than 500 employees. This law is limited to effects directly related to the Coronavirus. The FFCRA became effective on ...
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The #MeToo Effect in A Federal Case

The #MeToo Movement has not only brought a plethora of sexual misconduct to light, it is now becoming a part of the judiciary’s lexicon in sexual harassment cases.  One such federal case illustrating this movement is the case of Minarsky ...
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