The Legal Liability of Professional Offices to Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Certain types of professional offices have been considered “essential” during the stay at home mandate of the state of California and local units of government. In other words, these particular businesses or professional offices have been operational on some level during the stay at home and broader business shutdown phase of dealing with the COVID-19…

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OSHA Flooded With COVID-19 Related Complaints From Workers: The Vital Necessity of Maintaining a Safe Work Environment

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has been swamped with thousands of complaints from workers in essential industries alleging unsafe conditions arising from COVID-19 safety issues. These safety complaints include: Lack of proper basic personal protective equipment or PPE Lack of proper social distancing or physical distancing Failure to proactively protect workers…

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Legal Liability and Duties of a Specialty Grocer: How to Legally Maneuver the COVID-19 Pandemic

California is home to big box stores that sell groceries, chain grocery stores, and specialty boutique grocers. Typically, a specialty grocer is locally and independently owned, oftentimes a family-owned business.  Specialty grocers are considered essential businesses during the stay at home period associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, they are among the businesses that immediately…

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Landlord and Tenant Law: Landlord’s Legal Duty to Residential Tenants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

California residential landlord and tenant laws have established specific legal obligations that a landlord has to a tenant. Landlords have legal duties to their tenants during the COVID-19 era specifically associated with the coronavirus. There are four specific areas that need to be discussed when it comes to a landlord’s legal duty to the residential…

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Understanding the Doctrine of Premises Liability: Protecting Your Business and Its Patrons During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we’ve come to know it. Our personal lives have been altered because of stay at home orders and the need to maintain distance from people outside our immediate households.  In addition to our personal lives, businesses of many types are facing incomparable challenges. These have included everything from…

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