Eviction Moratorium Expiration (October 9th, 2020 Update)

On October 9, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided new guidelines that granted landlord’s additional powers. The new guidelines allow landlords to challenge tenant declarations of eligibility. This ability to challenge permits landlords to initiate eviction proceedings for non-payment of rent at any time. While Landlords may initiate eviction proceedings at…

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FFCRA Exemption Letter

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which requires employers to provide certain benefits to those unable to work because of COVID-19, including 80 hours of paid sick leave to each employee.  Small businesses are exempt from the FFCRA if they: (1) have fewer than 50 employees…

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COVID-19 FAQs for Employers

As discussed in our Interactive Legal Blog, we, at DPA Attorneys at Law, have prepared a list of frequently asked questions and answers relating to Best Practices for Employers. Can an employer require that employees who test positive for Coronavirus disclose confidentially the test results to the employer? • Yes. The Americans with Disabilities Act…

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Ninth Circuit – Background Check Decision

If you do not use some type of background check, you are exposing yourself to a potential negligent hiring claim, theft, workplace violence, or drug abuse. But doing it wrong could get you in a world of trouble. The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires employers who obtain a consumer report on a job applicant to…

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Practice Areas

DPA Law Group PRACTICE AREAS  Darshan Patel formed his own law firm, because as a third-generation hotelier, he understands the needs of the hospitality industry. His firm, with 5 attorneys and corresponding support staff, efficiently leverage their experiences to effectively advocate on behalf of their clients in the following areas:  Employment Law  Employment Litigation Defense …

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