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Local Paid Sick Leave Related to COVID-19

October 19, 2020 |

Review this chart detailing California's Paid Sick Leave categories for local businesses to ensure you are up-to-date and compliant.  Download the PDF here. For questions, please contact Christine H. Long, Partner and Department Chair, Berliner Cohen LLP (408) 286-5800… Read More

COVID-19 and Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Transfer Opportunities

October 16, 2020 | ,

Our world has experienced some dramatic events in the past year.  Of course, we’re all aware of many of the terrible personal and economic consequences of COVID-19.  But the news is not all bad.  Together with certain recent law changes, the pandemic has created an environment… Read More

All Employers of 5 or More Must Update Their CFRA Leave Policies

October 14, 2020 |

Currently, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), which largely mirrors the Federal Family Medical Leave Act, requires employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius to grant a leave of absence to eligible employees of up to 12 workweeks in a 12-month period for… Read More

Webinar: How to Minimize Your Exposure To The Franchise Tax Board When Exiting California, October 14, 2020

October 6, 2020 |

Berliner Cohen attorney David Bellumori joins Scott Fuller from to discuss residency planning and Franchise Tax Board (“FTB”) residency audits. If you are considering packing up and leaving the state, you will benefit from being aware that the FTB can be… Read More

Seven Berliner Cohen, LLP Attorneys Earn 2021 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ Ranking

August 20, 2020 |

Berliner Cohen, LLP proudly congratulates our attorneys named as the top attorneys in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America®: Andrew Faber and Jonathan Wolf in Litigation, Samuel Farb, Steven Hallgrimson, and Peggy Springgay in Real Estate Law, Frank Ubhaus in… Read More

Wildfire Smoke Compliance for Employers

August 19, 2020 |

California currently has fires burning in all but one county. Employers who were already tapped on complying with employment laws need to now deal with wildfire compliance. In 2019, California passed a new regulation, which applies to workplaces where the AQI for PM 2.5 is 151 or greater and where… Read More

Complying With Consumer Privacy During Covid-19: Intro to the California Consumer Privacy Act (Webinar, August 4, 2020)

August 5, 2020 |

(Originally hosted as a Zoom webinar on August 4, 2020) Presenters: Jay Landrum, Partner, and Emily Tewes, Attorney This webinar is designed as an introduction to the CCPA for businesses who may be required to comply or may need to update their privacy policies. Our experienced attorneys… Read More

Twelve Berliner Cohen Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters

July 6, 2020 |

We are proud to announce that twelve Berliner Cohen, LLP attorneys have been recognized by Thomson Reuters’ 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars programs.  Super Lawyers rates and recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have… Read More

Fiduciary Duties Between Partners and Joint Venturers:  101

July 1, 2020 |

Partners and joint venturers owe duties to one another called “fiduciary duties.”  But, what are these fiduciary duties?  And, how to partnerships and joint ventures differ?  This blog answers those questions. A. What are fiduciary duties? A partnership is a fiduciary… Read More

Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act and Additional Clarification By SBA And Treasury Department

June 10, 2020 |

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (Flexibility Act), which made significant changes in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), became law on June 5, 2020.  On June 8, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of the Treasury issued a joint statement… Read More

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Latest Events

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… 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

Joshua Borger, Partner, Interview Regarding The Coronavirus and Landlord and Tenant Rights, Wednesday, July 22, 2020

July 20, 2020

Wednesday, July 22nd, from 12-1 pm, Berliner Cohen Partner Joshua Borger will be interviewed on KSCO (1080 a.m.) to discuss two pivotal issues that are impacting everyone due to the Coronavirus.  This interview will address, first, if insurance will cover business losses due to stay-at-home… Read More

Complimentary Webinar: Complying with Consumer Privacy during COVID-19 - Intro to the California Consumer Privacy Act

July 16, 2020

Join Berliner Cohen, LLP Partner Jay Landrum and associate Emily Tewes for a complimentary and informative webinar to assist your business in meeting the requirements for consumer privacy.  CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT DURING COVID-19: INTRO TO THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER… Read More

Partner, Joshua Borger, to Speak at SJREI Association Webinar, July 14, 2020

July 13, 2020

Berliner Cohen Partner, Joshua Borger, will be presenting at the SJREI Association July meeting on July 14, 2020 at 7:00pm.  Mr. Borger will discuss ways to protect yourself during these tumultuous times-- AND recover losses from COVID-19, Riots, and Vandalism. Topics will include, but are… Read More

Partner, Dawn Sweatt, Presented on Covid-19 and Contract Performance on June 30, 2020

July 1, 2020

Dawn Sweatt, partner in our Business Litigation Law Department, presented with Frank Burke, of ADR Services, and  Richard McDonald of Hopkins & Carley on COVID-19 and Contract Performance on June 30, 2020 from 12-1 pm. The presentation was a thorough examination on the practical… Read More

Complimentary Webinar: Reopening the Workplace-  What Employers Need to Know

June 17, 2020

Join Berliner Cohen, LLP Senior Attorney Eileen P. Kennedy for a complimentary and informative webinar to assist your business in the complex process of reopening.  REOPENING THE WORKPLACE: WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW FRIDAY, JUNE 26 2020 - 11:00AM - 12:00PM PST HOSTED… Read More

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