Protecting the Legal Rights of Residential Landlords During the COVID-19 Pandemic

California residential landlords are faced with very real challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 1, 2020, the first traditional rent-paying date during the pandemic, 30 percent of residential tenants across the United States failed to pay rent, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. That number is expected to increase, and perhaps significantly so,…

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The Netherworld of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Persistent, Long-Term Novel Coronavirus Infections Appearing in Some Patients

Novel coronavirus. COVID-19 is known by a few other names, including novel coronavirus. For the purposes of this discussion of the fact that some people who contract a COVID-19 infection and either are not fully recovering from it or are becoming re-infected in short speed, the alternate designation of COVID-19 as a novel coronavirus is…

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Running a Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Do Different “Limitations of Liability” Protect Your Business?

Businesses of all types have some weighty legal issues to wrestle with in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them are questions regarding the liability of a business to protect workers, customers or clients, vendors, and others from the coronavirus when these individuals are on their premises. As an outgrowth of legal responsibility considerations,…

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How Do Hair Salons, Estheticians, Massage Therapists, and Body Artists Protect Themselves and Their Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

In primary school, nearly all of us have heard about the 50 individual states in our country being “laboratories of democracy.” In some ways, during the COVID-19 pandemic, each of the 50 states in our nation are not only laboratories of democracy, but they’ve become something of laboratories of medical exploration as different tactics are…

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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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COVID-19: Police Vehicles and Ambulances Disinfection Procedures

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that a number of vehicles operated by first responders will transport individuals with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. Here are guidelines to consider during disinfection to ensure that first responders and healthcare professionals are protected from infection from this deadly disease. Whether using a police cruiser or…

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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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Fully Protecting Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Importance of as Advance Healthcare Directive

As the COVID-19 pandemic rips through the country, including in communities across the state of California, it’s important for you to be fully prepared. You need to comprehensively protect yourself against the different ways in which COVID-19 can upend your life. Of course, this includes making sure that you follow the different strategies recommended by…

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Dealing With COVID-19 Anxiety and Other Emotional Issues: Put Yourself on a Media and Social Media Diet

The COVID-19 pandemic obviously exposes people from all walks of life to what potentially can be a dangerous virus with the potential for causing severe illness in some cases. Bear in mind that most people that contract the coronavirus have minimal symptoms and some individuals don’t have symptoms at all. In addition to the physical…

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Overview of Proper Personal Protective Equipment: Keeping Workers Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A term people from all walks of life rapidly have become familiar with during the COVID-19 pandemic is “personal protective equipment” or “PPE.” We are all hearing PPE discussed when it comes to the care and treatment of people hospitalized for the COVID-19 infections. We are learning that there are shortages of different types of…

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How a HEPA Filter Works

Odds are you hae heard of a HEPA filter. With that said, if you’re like a considerable majority of people, you really don’t know what a HEPA filter really is nor how it works. HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air filter. We present for your consideration specific information about how a HEPA filter works.  Design…

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Definition of Decomposition

The one universally common factor about life is the eventuality of death. With death, comes decomposition. Because every once-living being will be subjected to the decomposition process, understanding what that involves is important. Thus, this is a candid discussion of the definition of decomposition. Global Scientific Definition of Decomposition The broad scientific definition of decomposition…

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A Look at Professional Biohazard Remediation and Your Safety: Biohazard Cleanup Company Safety Strategies when at Work in the COVID-19 Pandemic

In stating the obvious, the ultimate objective of a biohazard remediation service or biohazard cleaning company is to restore your home, business, rental property, or other location to a safe and fully usable condition. What may not be as obvious is that a reputable, experienced, skilled biohazard cleaning company must also maintain a sharp focus…

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Animal Infestation Cleanup: Squirrel Infestation Cleaning

If you are a home, business, or rental property owner, you may face the prospect of having to address an animal infestation of some type, as well as animal infestation cleanup. Indeed, odds are strong that you’ll face such a situation at some point in time. In Southern California, the most common types of infestations…

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Animal Infestation Cleanup: Rodent Infestation Cleaning

In Southern California, as is the case across the expanse of the United States, the most commonplace type of residential, business, or rental property infestation is that involving rodents, specifically rats and mice. There are three considerations associated with this specific type of animal infestation: Removal or eradication of rodents Rodent infestation cleanup Future rodent…

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Reasons Why Raccoons Want to Call Your Attic Home

Raccoons are highly adaptable mammals. As a consequence, they have extended their habitat range over the course of the past 100 years. This includes raccoons that have become successful urban and suburban dwellers as cities and surrounding metropolitan have grown. As a consequence, raccoons have become fairly common dwellers in the residences of people in…

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The Mental Health Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Protecting Your Mental Wellbeing During the Health Crisis

Understandably, as the COVID-19 pandemic upends life for many, many communities the world over, sharp focus is placed upon the physical aspect of this virus and the disease it can cause. With that said, human health and wellness is comprehensive and not only involves a physical aspect but emotional and mental elements as well. Consequently,…

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