You May Not Need to File That BOI Court: Court Deems Corporate Transparency Unconstitutional

A recent decision by a U.S. District Court has brought significant developments regarding the reporting obligations under the new Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which we discussed in our February 15 update. In the March 1 case of National Small Business United v. Yellen, the court ruled that the beneficial ownership reporting mandate, as enforced by […]

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Legal Love: Some California Employees Will Get More Than Valentine’s Cards This Year

In 2023, the California legislature enacted a new law aimed at safeguarding employees from unenforceable non-compete agreements and fostering fair competition among employers. This legislation, codified under Section 16600.1 of the California Business & Professions Code, imposes obligations on employers regarding the use of non-compete clauses. Under Section 16600.1, employers are mandated to provide written

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Regulation Crowdfunding Rules Temporarily Eased Due to COVID-19

Citing the crisis raised by COVID-19, on May 5, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) eased some of the requirements of Regulation Crowdfunding (CF), which allows small issuers to raise investment funds of up to $1.07 million as further described below.  The changes relate to the timing of when the offering can happen and

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Encore Law Attorneys Selected to 2020 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Lists

Encore Law corporate law partner, Ara Babaian, has been named a Super Lawyer for the sixth year in a row (2015-2020), and Muhammed Hussain, a litigation partner in the firm, has been named a Rising Star for his second consecutive year. “It’s a great honor to be recognized for our work and our commitment to

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FAQs for Employers During COVID-19

The world has entered a phase with no known precedent, dealing with a worldwide pandemic, where people who provide non-essential services are required to work from home. In addition to the threat of contracting COVID-19, there is understandable uncertainty about what rules employers must follow and how they should follow them in these times. In

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Family Law in the Time of COVID-19: Living under One Roof

These are very challenging times and even more challenging for those who are in the midst of a divorce, a custody dispute, a support dispute or property order, or in need of a restraining order, or a combination of any one of those issues.   A divorce is one of the most emotionally devasting times in

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New California Laws in 2020

As we welcome the new year, we also usher in the changes to California’s consumer protection laws and employment laws that are now as traditional as making a new years’ resolution you are never going to keep. CHANGES IN CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW California continues giving consumers ever greater protections, especially in the realms of online

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