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***ALERT!!!*** PROPERTY TAX INITIATIVE GAINING MOMENTUM

February 12, 2016

A proposition to change Proposition 13 in a manner that would allow an almost doubling of state property tax is currently out for signature and seems to be gaining momentum. This is a threat that we are taking very seriously and putting out a call to our industry to get educated, active, and engaged to prepare to defend against this huge tax increase. The More »

ENERGY COMMISSION WORKSHOP ON LIGHTING ALTERATION ENFORCEMENT

The Energy Commission adopted the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Nonresidential Lighting Alteration Language on November 12, 2015. Comments received at the adoption hearing included concerns over how to document existing conditions for purposes of verification and enforcement. The lighting alteration subchapters of the Nonresidential Compliance More »

EEOC WILL REQUIRE LARGE RETAILERS TO TURN OVER PAY DATA

Our friends at Hunton & Williams LLP , have provided the following update: As reported in the Employment and Labor blog, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced on January 29, 2016, its proposed revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) that would obligate businesses with 100 or more employees to annually turn More »

2016 BUILDING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS SEMINAR

California’s building efficiency standards have been updated, with changes that will become mandatory in January 2017. This seminar will cover what’s new in Title 24 for both residential and non-residential buildings, from high performance walls and attics to lighting and lighting controls. The session will also review challenges that have resulted More »

NEW BILLS BEING INTRODUCED

February 5, 2016

The California State Legislature is three weeks away from a major deadline “New Bill Introduction Deadline.” A slow trickle of bills will steadily increase into a tsunami the few days before February 27, the day by which all bills for the 2016 session must be public. Each session nearly 2,500 bills are introduced and we identify upwards of 500 More »

SEVERAL BAD BILLS MISS DEADLINES

A number of opposed bills opposed by the commercial real estate industry and identified as “Job Killers” by the California Chamber of Commerce are dead for the session after missing legislative deadlines: AB 244 (Eggman; D-Stockton) jeopardized access to credit for home mortgages and increased the challenge to attract business to California because More »

SICK LEAVE/DISABILITY LEAVE LAW INFORMATION

Every January, California Chamber of Commerce employment law experts travel up and down the state educating California employers about new employment laws affecting the workplace. The new law requiring certain benefits for employees regarding sick leave policy is a current focus of the business community. Companies across the state are trying diligently More »

***ALERT!!!*** PROPERTY TAX INITIATIVE GAINING MOMENTUM

A proposition to change Proposition 13 in a manner that would allow an almost doubling of state property tax is currently out for signature and seems to be gaining momentum. This is a threat that we are taking very seriously and putting out a call to our industry to get educated, active, and engaged to prepare to defend against this huge tax increase. The More »

ENERGY COMMISSION WORKSHOP ON LIGHTING ALTERATION ENFORCEMENT

The Energy Commission adopted the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Nonresidential Lighting Alteration Language on November 12, 2015. Comments received at the adoption hearing included concerns over how to document existing conditions for purposes of verification and enforcement. The lighting alteration subchapters of the Nonresidential Compliance More »

2016 BUILDING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS SEMINAR

California’s building efficiency standards have been updated, with changes that will become mandatory in January 2017. This seminar will cover what’s new in Title 24 for both residential and non-residential buildings, from high performance walls and attics to lighting and lighting controls. The session will also review challenges that have resulted More »