Entries by

Bohemian Best of 2019 | March 22, 2019

SMT is pleased and grateful to announce that we have again won 3 “Best of” awards in the Bohemian: Best Law Firm (2nd consecutive year), Best Labor & Employment Attorney Jan Gabrielson Tansil (2nd consecutive year), and Best Real Estate Attorney Kevin J. McCullough (3rd consecutive year).

Zoom Shareholder Meetings? | October 23, 2020

Zoom Shareholder Meetings? Many of us probably have a bit of Zoom fatigue.  At least I do, even when there are no Zoom bombs and everyone knows how to mute/unmute themselves.  But with the year end approaching, we recommend that annual shareholder meetings be held via Zoom or other electronic means. Such virtual meetings must […]

Employment Law Bulletin | October 21, 2020

AB 685 – New Employer Obligations to Notify Employees of “Potential Exposure” to COVID-19 Governor Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 685 requiring employers to notify employees and local public health authorities if employees have been “potentially exposed” to COVID-19 in the workplace.  The Bill also requires employers to notify employees of COVID-19 related benefits and […]

Employment Law Bulletin | October 12, 2020

SB 1159: A Rebuttable Presumption That COVID-19 Is an Occupational Injury Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits; Employer Notice Obligations On September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1159 which provides a rebuttable presumption that an employee’s illness related to COVID-19 is an occupational injury and therefore eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if specified criteria […]

Law Bulletin | June 8, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (Flexibility Act), which makes a number of changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) as follows: Extended Deadline for Using Loan Proceeds for Forgiveness The Flexibility Act extends the loan forgiveness period (the […]

Employment Law Bulletin | May 27, 2020

Sonoma County Employers Required to Use SoCo COVID-19 Check App Starting June 1, 2020 On May 22, 2020, the Sonoma County Public Health Officer issued Amendment No. 3 to its Public Health Order (the “Order) requiring all employees to perform a self-check for COVID-19 symptoms, including a temperature check, before reporting to a worksite or […]

Law Bulletin | May 26, 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness – What Happens If My Employee Turns Down My Offer To Return To Active Employment? Many employers who laid off employees due to loss of business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have since received a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan.  One of the very attractive elements of this loan program is the […]

Law Bulletin | May 19, 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Issued On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration and Treasury Department released the Loan Forgiveness Application (“Application”) borrowers must complete in order to have their Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans forgiven.  The Application includes information about the costs that are eligible for forgiveness and instructions for calculating those costs, using […]

Law Bulletin | May 13, 2020

New Guidance for PPP Loan Holders Concerned About the Certification of Necessity In our May 1, 2020 Bulletin, we reported on the Small Business Administration’s increased scrutiny of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) borrowers’ certifications that their PPP loans were “necessary,” and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s announcement that the SBA will audit every loan over $2 million.  […]