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Impact of Proposed Tax Bill on Estate Planning

September 20, 2021 | ,

On Monday, September 13, 2021, the "Responsibly Funding Our Priorities" Bill was introduced and proposes to raise taxes to help pay for the Biden Administration’s “Build Back Better Act.” The Bill is not yet law.  It has not yet been passed or even directly debated in the… Read More

Wildfire Smoke Compliance for Employers

September 15, 2021 |

Based on the current forecasts and drought conditions, California may be set for another difficult wildfire season in Fall 2021. Employers who were already tapped on complying with employment laws need to also deal with wildfire compliance. In 2019, California passed an emergency regulation, which… Read More

Berliner Cohen Wins Case for Home Healthcare Business

September 2, 2021 |

Litigation partner Joshua Borger recently achieved a major victory for his client in a highly contentious arbitration involving the purchase of a home healthcare business gone awry.  Josh’s client, the seller of the business, initially contracted to sell the business to one person, who… Read More

Employee Threatened a Lawsuit?  Received a PAGA Letter?

August 31, 2021 |

Before a lawsuit is ever filed, an employer often receives a letter from its employee’s attorney laying out a laundry list of employment law violations and the threat that if a substantial monetary demand is not paid, a lawsuit will ensue.  This type of “demand letter” is… Read More

Berliner Cohen Attorneys Recognized as “2022 Best Lawyers in America”

August 19, 2021 |

Berliner Cohen, LLP proudly congratulates our attorneys named as the top attorneys in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America®. We would like to recognize Andrew Faber and Jonathan Wolf in Litigation, Samuel Farb, Steven Hallgrimson, and Peggy… Read More

California Employers Must Pay Meal and Rest Break Premiums at the “Regular Rate of Pay” Rather Than the Base Hourly Rate

July 20, 2021 |

On July 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court made it even more difficult for employers to do business in California by issuing a decision that will dramatically increase potential liability for missed meal, rest, and recovery breaks.  In Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC, the Court… Read More

Berliner Cohen Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 12, 2021 |

While 2021 may have presented challenges, our attorneys have continued to work diligently for our clients, and have deservedly been recognized for their efforts. We are proud to announce the Berliner Cohen, LLP attorneys who have been recognized by Thomson Reuters’… Read More

New Santa Clara County Public Health Order Phases Out May 18, 2021 Vaccination-Tracking Order In Light of New Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Workplace Regulations and Widespread Vaccination

June 23, 2021 |

On June 21, the Santa Clara County Director of Public Health issued a new Order phasing out the last local Health Order. With new Cal/OSHA regulations that went in place on June 18, the county believes their last Health Order issued on May 18 does not need to be in place, except in limited… Read More

Mask Free for Fully Vaccinated California Employees

June 18, 2021 |

On June 17, 2021, Cal/OSHA approved the proposed revisions to its emergency temporary standards, meaning fully vaccinated employees no longer need to wear masks indoors, with limited exceptions during outbreaks and/or unless otherwise required by county, city, or business rules. The new rules also… Read More

Partner Christine H. Long Publishes Article with the Daily Journal regarding Senate Bill 93

May 25, 2021 |

Berliner Cohen Partner Christine H. Long has published an article with the Daily Journal discussing Senate Bill 93, which requires certain employers to rehire employees laid off due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more in Employers Obligated to Re-hire Employees in Certain Sectors.  Ms.… Read More

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Webinar: To Mask or Not Mask? That is the Question.

August 11, 2021

Do you have questions about the return of the mask mandate and when masks must be worn in the workplace? Berliner Cohen, LLP’s experienced attorneys will walk you through masks and vaccination status in the workplace, and answer your specific questions in this live webinar, in partnership with… Read More

Webinar: Returning to Work - California Requirements

May 26, 2021

As the state reopens, employers are working overtime to return to pre-pandemic operations, while new legislation at State and local levels may be confusing. Attorneys Susan E. Bishop and Eileen P. Kennedy will help answer business owners' questions in a complimentary webinar, hosted in… Read More

Webinar: 2021 Legal Center Roadshow - Central California

April 1, 2021

Berliner Cohen, LLP Partner Christine H. Long will join the California Restaurant Association and Small Business Majority for this complimentary webinar, focused on updating restaurant operators on the new laws of 2021, specifically within the Central California region.  Webinar… Read More

Webinar: Understanding Probates and Trusts - Learn What Happens Upon Death when Owning Property (February 24, 2021)

February 18, 2021

Join Berliner Cohen attorney Andrew Dignan for a complimentary webinar to learn more about what happens to property upon death.  Webinar Details:  February 24, 2021, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Register here.  In partnership with Cypress Title Corporation About Andrew Dignan:  Andrew… Read More

Webinar: 2021 Employment Law Update (January 13, 2021)

November 2, 2020

              We do the research, we monitor the court decisions, we analyze the new laws, and then we educate employers. The legislature and the courts had a robust year in 2020, instituting new rules      rules and regulations regarding COVID-19… Read More

Webinar: Workplace Investigations, October 28, 2020

October 20, 2020

Berliner Cohen's Labor & Employment Law Department will partner with the Central Valley Human Resource Management Association to host a webinar explaining when and how to conduct workplace investigations. Failure to properly investigate claims of discrimination and harassment or allegations… Read More

Webinar: Starting a Business in Silicon Valley, November 17, 2020

October 16, 2020

Starting a business in Silicon Valley, California, the technology center of the world, is a dream and a challenge.  And, doing it correctly may make the difference between being successful and losing your investment. On November 17, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, … Read More

Webinar: Tips and Traps for Returning Employees Back to Work

September 1, 2020

Businesses bringing employees back to work, teleworking or on-location, have many questions and concerns.  Berliner Cohen, LLP Partner Susan Bishop and the Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council have partnered to offer this complimentary webinar to answer… Read More

Webinar: Planning Your Legacy in the Middle of a Pandemic

August 18, 2020

Berliner Cohen, LLP attorney Brandon Rebboah will be presenting an introduction to planning your estate during Covid-19 at a webinar hosted by The Catholic Community Foundation. PLANNING YOUR LEGACY IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC SEPTEMBER 3, 2020, 12:00PM Register or learn more here.  Read More

Webinar: Virtual Broker Roundtable

August 10, 2020

Join Partner Joshua Borger for a webinar hosted by the Commercial Brokers Association on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 10:00am - 11:00am.  This Virtual Broker Roundtable is designed to answer:  - What are the rights of commercial tenants and landlords when the stay is lifted? - Did… Read More

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