Effective January 1, 2016, SB 383 severely limits the use of demurrers in California through newly-enacted California Code of Civil Procedure § 430.41.

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California law says if you want to play in California, stay in California or pre-pay in California Any plaintiff in an action or special proceeding who resides out of state or is a foreign entity remains susceptible to an arduous motion by a defendant at any time during the proceeding. “The motion requires the plaintiff […]

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    California real estate values have fluctuated wildly in different localities over the past 25 year.  When values fall, a property owner may apply for a property tax value reduction when warranted.       What happens if a reduction is granted for one year?  Must the owner apply for another reduction?      Apparently not, unless the […]

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The Grinch has come early for many employers as the new minimum wage of $10.00 an hour takes effect on January 1, 2016.  Most employers are already aware of this increase and have taken steps to update their payroll, etc. for their low-level employees.  However, many employers either forget or are unaware of the domino […]

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SB588 The Fair Day’s Pay Act, goes into effect in California as of January 1, 2016. Employers within the state should become familiar with the provisions of the Act because it greatly enhances the authority of a Labor Commissioner to enforce judgments for unpaid wages. Under this new law, which begins at Code of Civil […]

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