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Effective July 1, 2017, Employers will be faced with new regulations prohibiting them from considering criminal information when considering a job applicant, as well as an existing employee, for hiring, promoting, termination or other employment related decisions.  The California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC), which already prohibits employers from considering or seeking information about certain criminal history, beefed up the regulations to expand the prohibitions. 

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Just in time for pride week, California has expanded its regulations to include protections against discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression. As an employer, it is important to speak with your legal counsel to understand what that means for you. As we make employees from all walks of life feel welcomed and empowered, employers should look to updating policies and practices to provide an inclusive environment. Some of the new regulations include:

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Real Estate:  June 19, 2017

Keeping Your Association Up-to-Date

If you own an investment property in an association, you need to keep your own address on file or your tenants will be receiving your association dues! The California Legislature recently amended Cal. Civ. Code 4041 to require property owners within homeowner and condominium associations to update their addresses with the association annually.  If you do not, then all communications will go to the property.

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Transportation:  June 2, 2017

The New Unified Carrier Registration System

Pursuant to 49 USCS § 13908(b), The Unified Carrier Registration System (UCR) is an online registration system intended to streamline the FMCSA’s registration process.  UCR maintains a database of all foreign and domestic motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, and freight forwarders required to register with the Department of Transportation.

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In the Media:  May 31, 2017

Angel Riley: Lawyer, Professor and Veteran

This year on Memorial Day and in honor of veterans, one of our attorneys, Angel Riley, was featured on KTSF, the Asian language television channel servicing the San Francisco Bay Area since 1976.

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