Corporate Compliance

Your website is an important part of your business. Chances are, you’re investing both time and money to ensure that it attracts customers and satisfies their needs so that they decide to do business with you. Now that the global coronavirus pandemic has closed or limited many brick-and-mortar stores, business has been driven online. …
The second webinar in the Franchise Feed series, presented by two of our franchise friends, SHERRI SEIBER and GEOFF SEIBER, the COO and CEO, respectively, of FranFund, the leading full service funding solution focused exclusively on the franchise community. Franchise finance is the lifeblood of franchise development. Accordingly, it is important for franchisors and franchisees alike to understand the current financing environment and the tools available to help franchisees fund their franchised businesses. https://youtu.be/_FW5XIoL7G4…
By Heather Sager, Jill Ripke, and Matthew Goldberg On September 17, 2020, as part of a trio of new COVID-19 protections for employees, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 685, the text of which is available here. AB 685 requires employers to provide written notice to employees and employers of subcontractors of all potential exposure to COVID-19 within one business day of receiving notice of the potential exposure and notify the local…
By Jill Ripke and Alejandra Jimenez On September 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1159 (SB-1159), which eases workers’ compensation requirements for employees who contract COVID-19 on the job.   SB 1159 extends protections similar to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-62-20, which expired on July 5, 2020.  SB-1159 takes effect immediately through January 1, 2023. Under SB-1159, for purposes of workers’ compensation, a compensable workplace “injury” now includes illness or…
By Heather Sager, Jill Ripke As previously described, California has adopted AB 1867, which addresses supplemental COVID-19 paid sick leave in California. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has issued FAQs On Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for California Workers at Companies With 500 or More Employees Nationwide and for Health Care Providers and First Responders Excluded from the federal COVID-19 Related Paid Sick Leave to address this new legislation. In addition, model posters…
By Heather SagerJill Ripke, Brittany Sachs and Matthew Goldberg The City and County of San Francisco recently enacted an emergency Ordinance, the text of which is available here, effective September 11, 2020, which prevents all employers from taking adverse employment actions (e.g., firing, threatening to fire, disciplining, or in any manner discriminating) against employees and independent contractors (collectively “Workers,” as defined in the Ordinance) related to absences caused by COVID-19. The…