Employment Information: Sick Employees

What should we do if an employee has tested positive for COVID-19? You should send home all employees who worked closely with that employee for a 14-day period of time to ensure the virus does not spread.  You should ask the infected employee to identify all individuals with whom he had contact in the previous …

4/20 COMPLIANCE TIPS

In anticipation of the cannabis industry’s national holiday, the following are tips and reminders for cannabis retailers to remain compliant on April 20th. Pandemic Orders Remain in Place You already know from our prior posts that the state of California and City of Los Angeles have issued Safer At Home Orders requiring certain business practices …

Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19 (Revised Order Issued: April 10, 2020)

On April 10, 2020 the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health issued an extension to the previous Executive Order N-33-20, which ordered all residents to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical …

Face Coverings Now Required For All Employees And Shoppers

On April 7, 2020, City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a new emergency worker protection order requiring that all essential service employees wear face coverings while at work. The order, which takes effect Friday, April 10, 2020, also requires that all shoppers also wear face masks. Businesses should refuse service to customers who …

What is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), a COVID-19 aid package that includes important changes to paid-leave policy for many organizations throughout the country. This will take effect on April 1, 2020 and last until December 31, 2020, ushering in …

SHELTER-IN-PLACE: What Does It Mean For Your Business?

A new virus, Coronavirus 2019/COVID-19 first identified in Wuhan, China in late 2019 has been spreading across the globe and is now in the United States. In the midst of a global disease outbreak, on March 19, 2020, California Governor Newsom issued a shelter-in-place order that will impact businesses throughout the state. But what does …

Cannabis Tax Relief

Please read the important information below regarding tax payments while the Stay at Home Emergency Orders remain in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: CDTFA Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Stay-at-Home Order, through MAY 11th,the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (“CDTFA”) has the authority to assist individuals and businesses impacted by complying with …

Effect of the Coronavirus on Contractual Obligations in California

In these uncertain times, it is vital that businesses be proactive in assessing how these restrictions and other changes caused by the Coronavirus will affect their operations.  One significant consideration is how existing contractual rights and obligations will be affected. This will require a careful review of the terms of any existing contracts, as well …

CANNABIS IS ESSENTIAL UNDER LOS ANGELES’ STAY-AT-HOME ORDINANCE

The focus of this bulletin is to advise our many Los Angeles Commercial Cannabis Businesses that cannabis businesses may remain open during the Los Angeles Safer at Home Order For Control of COVID-19.  Effective at 11:59 pm on March 19, 2020, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will require non-essential businesses to close their …

Coronavirus & Cannabis Retail

We have entered uncertain times given the recent Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak and temporary restrictions for the City of Los Angeles.  We understand that you may have questions on the impact of this uncertainty on your cannabis retail dispensary. We are here to help support you. BCC GUIDANCE We are dedicated to helping our cannabis retail clients during this troubling time and have …

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