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May 31, 2023

The Importance of Email Disclaimers for Businesses

In today's digital age, email is an essential tool for businesses to communicate with their clients, customers, and employees. As email communication becomes increasingly prevalent, so too does the need for businesses to protect themselves from potential legal liabilities that may arise from the use of email. One way that businesses attempt to limit their liability is by using email disclaimers in their email signatures.

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Church Property

May 23, 2023

What Religious Organizations Need to Know About Permitting and Zoning

here is no doubt that churches and ministries are vital pillars to their communities. However, local governments have not always been welcoming to this reality. While municipalities have the right to regulate zoning ordinances for the general welfare of their citizens, some municipalities have utilized zoning ordinances and land use regulations to discriminate against or be hostile to houses of worship.

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Real Estate Deal

March 30, 2023

Handling Procuring Cause Disputes for California Brokers

California Association of Realtors® (or “C.A.R”) appears to be making a calculated push to try and clarify and organize what can be one of the most contentious areas of real estate practice; procuring cause disputes. In the often-complex back-and-forth between buyer-brokers and seller-brokers, disputes over which broker actually initiated the chain of events which led to the final sale of the property also leads to disputes as to which broker is properly entitled to the commission.

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February 23, 2023

California's New Civil Litigation Laws for 2023

In late 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two bills affecting civil law and procedures in the California courts. The two bills are Assembly Bill (“AB”) 2961 and Senate Bill (“SB”) 1200 which deal with Electronic Filing & Service and Enforcement of Judgements. Let’s review the important changes coming from these bills that became active law on January 1, 2023.

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December 20, 2022

New and Revised C.A.R. Forms in 2023

This newsletter notes revisions to existing forms, which render old versions of the forms out of date. There are also a number of forms that are completely new.  We have divided the newsletter into 2 parts, first addressing forms related to purchase transactions and second, forms related to rental and lease agreements.

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December 16, 2021

5 New 2022 Laws for Employers

This post covers other recent law changes affecting how business operators conduct themselves. Business owners across the State of California should start contemplating their approach to dealing with and complying with these significant new requirements. All new laws go into effect January 1, 2022 unless otherwise noted.

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December 8, 2021

The COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Saga

The CARES Act provided for a 120-day eviction moratorium for all properties in the U.S. that were involved in federal assistance programs or that were taking advantage of federally backed loans. This limited moratorium on evictions ended in July, 2020, and Congress did not renew it or pass any other bill authorizing the approval of such action. However, the moratoriums did not stop then.

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August 13, 2021

California's Current Masking Guidelines for K-12 Schools

The following article is merely an informational statement of existing state masking guidelines for K-12 schools and not an endorsement of their validity or veracity. Tyler Law alongside Advocates for Faith and Freedom are actively challenging masking regulations throughout the state on behalf of various students and schools.

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July 30, 2021

Starting a Business: LLC, S Corp, or C Corp?

When starting a business, there are a few different ways to form an entity. The type of entity a business forms is based on how their business is set up to operate, who is involved and what type of tax treatment the business desires. Deciding which business entity to form is an important step to start a business and entrepreneurs need to understand pros and cons of each type of entity.

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April 30, 2021

COVID-19 OSHA Regulation Updates

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) regularly issued new guidelines throughout 2020 and into the start of 2021 aimed at mitigating the risks of COVID-19 in the workplace. On January 29, 2021, OSHA issued a comprehensive executive summary of COVID-19 precautions employers should take.

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March 31, 2021

The ABC Test

Under the new ABC test, the employer must prove a worker satisfies three conditions if it desires to treat the worker as an independent contractor.

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