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Important Notice Regarding the Corporate Transparency Act Filing Requirements (Updated 3/4/2024)

UPDATED 3/04/2024

On March 1, 2024, a lower Alabama federal court held that the Corporate Transparency Act, which requires certain businesses to file a BOI Report with FinCEN that includes information about their beneficial owners, is unconstitutional. Importantly, this ruling DOES NOT affect the legal obligation of entities formed in California, Nevada, or Delaware (among other states) to file their BOI Report within the timeframes specified in the chart below at this time.  We are monitoring the development of this and similar court actions across the nation and will continue to provide information about them to those who have indicated a desire to receive this information from us.

L&E Seminar: Medical Leave, Pregnancy Leave, Bereavement Leave, and More – The Vast World of Statutory Leave Laws

  • When: May 15, 2024 09:30 am PDT - 11:30 am PDT
  • Where: 400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814

Navigating and administering leaves of absence in California has never been easy. Employers have to first understand which statutory leaves apply to their workplace and then ensure that they not only have policies in place regarding those leaves but also administer those leaves properly. Often, various leave statutes, reasonable accommodation statutes, and partial wage-replacement statutes overlap in a given situation, making compliance with the law even more difficult.

Join attorneys Ryan Abernethy, Tomiwa T. Aina, and Meagan Bainbridge of Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they provide a summary of the complex statutory scheme of leave and accommodation laws under federal and state law. They will provide some helpful insights and best practices for compliance, discuss who is eligible under what circumstances, and highlight the particular rights and obligations of both employers and employees.

The Briefing: Tennessee’s ELVIS Act Isn’t What You Think

Tennessee’s ELVIS Act —Breaking down the Ensuring Likeness, Voice, and the Image Security Act of 2024. Scott Hervey and James Kachmar from Weintraub Tobin discuss its impact on AI audio technology and how it protects musicians in the next installment of “The Briefing.”

WT Deals: AGC Studios’ Biopic ‘Giant’ Signs On Pierce Brosnan, Amir El-Masry, and Sylvester Stallone to Executive Produce

Pierce Brosnan and Amir El-Masry are set to star in the upcoming sports drama “Giant,” based on the true story of British-Yemeni boxer Prince Naseem “Naz” Hamed and his journey to becoming a world champion. Brosnan will portray Hamed’s Irish-born boxing trainer, Brendan Ingle, while El-Masry takes on the role of Hamed himself.

WT Deals: ‘A Man In Full’ Premieres on Netflix

In Netflix’s “A Man In Full,” Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane star as Charlie Croker, a crumbling real estate mogul, and his ex-wife Martha. Lucy Liu, Tom Pelphrey, Sarah Jones, William Jackson Harper, Aml Ameen, Jon Michael Hill, and Chanté Adams round out the star-studded cast.

The California Supreme Court Further Clarifies the Definition of “Hours Worked”

At the request of the 9th Circuit, the California Supreme Court recently clarified the definition of “hours worked” under the Labor Code. In Huerta v. CSI Electrical Contractors, the employees worked at a solar power facility, which was located on privately-owned land. To reach the actual worksite, employees had to enter onto private land, present a badge at a security gate (at which point a security guard might “peer” into their car or truck), and then drive an additional 10–15 minutes to access the employee parking lot. It was estimated that the security check could take between 5-30 minutes. This would happen again at the end of the day. Also, because there were endangered species present on the privately-owned land, there were restrictions employees were expected to follow while driving on the road, including not exceeding a certain speed limit, and refraining from honking horns or playing loud music. The Court was asked to answer two questions with respect to the definition of “hours worked” as discussed below.

California Legislature Considers Employee’s “Right to Disconnect”

In late March 2024, California Assemblyman Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill, AB 2751, that would recognize a right for employees in California to “disconnect” or ignore communications from their employer during certain non-work hours.  The Bill, in its current form, requires an employer to establish a workplace policy that will allow employees “the right to disconnect” from communications from their employer during non-working hours, except for emergencies and/or scheduling purposes.  The policy must define working vs. non-working hours and make clear that employees have the right to ignore communications from the employer during the policy’s specified non-working hours.  The proposed law also provides employees the right to file a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner if the employer engages in a pattern of violations of this new law. Finally, the proposed new law states that while violations may not be punished as a misdemeanor, the employer could be subject to a fine of not less than $100 as a result of a pattern of violation of the proposed new law.