Volume 13| July 2020
FIRM NEWSLETTER
Attorney Spotlight
Dallas Dean is a member of our firm’s transactional team. His practice includes estate planning, tax planning, probate, trust administration, business law, and real estate transactions.

Mr. Dean earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Utah, and a J.D. from Brigham Young University where he focused on tax law.

Mr. Dean also earned an L.L.M. in Taxation from the University of San Francisco. He spent four years working for Andersen Tax in San Francisco assisting high net worth individuals income and transfer tax compliance. Mr. Dean also gained experience at the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. and the Probate Department of the Superior Court of California in San Mateo County.

Mr. Dean is available to answer any trust, estate, or tax questions you may have.
Governor Newsom Issues Order for Mandatory
Face Coverings 
On June 17, Governor Newsome ordered all Californians to wear a face covering while in public or high-risk settings, including when shopping, taking public transit or seeking medical care, following growing concerns of an increase in COVID-19 cases.

The Governor’s order exempts children 2 years old and younger and people with a medical, mental health or developmental disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering. Restaurant customers are also exempt when eating and drinking, as well as residents engaged in outdoor recreation activities if they are able to socially distance from others.

Face coverings are also not required for the hearing impaired, or those communicating with them or for workers whose health may be put at risk or may need to temporarily remove a mask to perform a task or service.

According to the order, masks must be worn by Californians in their workplace, when serving customers or any member of the public; by all food service workers; when walking through parking facilities and hallways at work; and when riding on elevators. People who drive buses, taxis, ride-hauling vehicles or any other service that accepts passengers also must wear a mask.

Click here for the latest information on COVID-19 in California.
Cal/OSHA New Guidance Procedures on Protecting Employees From COVID-19
Cal/OSHA has developed guidance procedures to help businesses comply with new workplace safety and health regulations that require California employers to protect their workers from COVID-19, as businesses enter the re-opening phase.

The standard guidance procedures include establishing an effective worksite-specific COVID-19 prevention plan and provides a list of training topics that provide workers information on how to protect themselves at work to prevent the spread of the disease. Physical distancing guidelines, individual control measures and screening, as well as cleaning and disinfecting protocols are also included in the guidance.

Click here for a list of Guidance by Industry.

Employers should take all the reasonable precautions to protect their workplaces and employees from the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions on how you can comply with this new order and OSHA guidance, please contact a member of our Employment Law team:  Amanda L. Riddle Steven M. Berki Sumble Manzoor  and  Max J. Neiman .
Bestock v. Clayton County , U.S. Supreme
Court Ruling
In the most anticipated employment decision this year, Bestock v. Clayton County Georgia , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Under Title VII, employers are prohibited from discriminating against workers because of their color, national origin, race, religion, or sex. This bring federal law in line with California law that has long considered sexual orientation and gender identity and expression protected characteristics. Employers should develop and enforce anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, and train their employees on how to identify, combat, and report such toxic behavior.

For questions about anti-discrimination policies or any employment law matters, please contact a member of our Employment Law team:   Amanda L. Riddle Steven M. Berki Sumble Manzoor  and  Max J. Neiman .
We're Open!

We continue to offer our legal services remotely for your safety and convenience. Our offices are open to clients on a limited basis in accordance with public health official recommendations and regulations. We’re following the current CDC guidelines of social distancing, with procedures in place to promote a distance of 6 feet or more from others while in our office. All clients and members of our team are required to wear face coverings while in our offices. We’ve made many other changes to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our clients and members of our team.
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