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FOOD FROM THE BAR

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Employment Law Top Ten(ish) Changes for 2024

Happy New Year! It is time to dust off the employee handbook, review your policies and procedures, ...

Oregon now has the highest OSHA penalties in the country

The passing of Senate Bill 592 on May 24, 2023, has signaled a huge shift in Oregon workplace safety...

Vintners Resort Sold to the Jackson Family & Ensemble Investments

Santa Rosa, CA – Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP (“CMPR”) recently advised Vintner’s Inn...

The Family And Medical Leave Act

The 30th Anniversary of the FMLA Brings Some Important Clarifications Wondering if the Family an...

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CMPR’s 2024 Annual California Employment Law Update

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Food From The Bar

Donate Now Dear Friends, Clients, and Colleagues: The Redwood Empire Food Bank needs our s...

New Sonoma County Ordinance – Winery Events

Today, the Board of Supervisors closed a nine-year project of defining a winery “event.” Althoug...

2023 Top Ten Changes in Employment Law

Happy New Year! With the start of the new year, it is time to dust off the employee handbook, rev...

Top 3 Employment Law Updates For 2023

In advance of our traditional list of relevant employment law updates issued every January, we would...

Consider Employee Arbitration Agreements

Overview: On June 15, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-1 decision on the Viking River Cru...

What’s Ahead in Wine Business Law?

Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business ...

Enzinc Inc. Closes $4.5 Million Seed Funding Round

CMPR, Santa Rosa, California, advised Enzinc, Inc., an advanced clean-energy zinc battery developer,...

Increased Liability for Meal, Rest Premium as Wages

On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued a decision inNaranjo v. Spectrum Security Servi...

VinoShipper acquires CompleteDTC

CMPR, Santa Rosa, California, advised Vinoshipper, the clear leader in direct sales and compliance, ...

Will PAGA Claims Survive?

What Could be the Impact on Your Business? Is an arbitration agreement that purports to waive the...

New EEOC Guidance on Religious Exemptions

 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its guidance on how to properly assess a r...

How to audit and fix your website.

So, you’ve been sued for having a website that is not fully accessible under the ADA. What are...

Is your website accessible?

Is your website accessible to visually impaired users? If not, you will probably be sued soon. ...

Statutory Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Clarified

On January 27, 2022, the California Supreme Court rendered an important decision that will, in effec...

Latest COVID-19 Guidance

Latest COVID-19 Guidance to California Employers RegardingIsolation and Quarantine Periods Althou...

2022 Employment Law Update – Top Ten Changes

Happy New Year! While we are still trying to build back from crazy 2020, let us start this new ye...

Handling the Everchanging OSHA COVID Rules

California Employers Face Everchanging Barrage of Information on OSHA COVID Rules Here’s What Y...

NBBJ Highlights Arif Virji’s Latest Article

CMPR Partner Arif Virji's latest article appears in the North Bay Business Journal. Click the link b...

AB 51 Ban On Mandatory Arbitration

Ab 51 Ban On Mandatory Arbitration In Employment Is Back (Kind Of, And Probably Not For Long) 9th...

Handling COVID-19 Religious Accommodation Requests

Here Come the COVID-19 Religious Accommodation Requests: A Guide for Employers on How to Handle the ...

Will The IEE Indoor Lawsuit Live or Die?

Here's the latest by UV Reporter about a defamation lawsuit that CMPR is involved in; BY PETER CH...

California Supreme Court Adds Break Rules

California Supreme Court Adds To Cost Of Doing Business By Requiring Employers To Pay For Missed Br...

CMPR Welcomes New Partner Arif Virji

We are delighted to announce that Arif Virji has joined CMPR as a Partner in our firm’s Employme...

ABC & Winery Ordinance Impacts (Video)

Responsible Beverage Service Training Program & Winery Ordinance Impacts Webinar - June 16, 10-1...

Employers Have Increased Sick Pay Responsibility

Santa Rosa Employers Now Have Increased Sick Pay Responsibility Effective immediately, the Sa...

Small Business Legal Alternatives (video)

Small Business Legal Alternatives: Navigating Financial Adversity...

CorVista Health Completes $65 Million Equity Raise

CorVista Health Completes $65 Million Series C Equity Raise Bringing Total Funding to Nearly $100 Mi...

Take Heart – Take Out

This month, CMPR has provided lunch twice for the healthcare heroes working in the ICU at Santa Rosa...

CMPR Welcomes Two New Attorneys

We're pleased to welcome two new Attorneys to the CMPR Family. Justin Hein joins the Employme...

La Tortilla Factory Sells Majority Stake

La Tortilla Factory Sells Majority Stake to Flagship Food Group CMPR, Santa Rosa, California, adv...

Domaine Faiveley Acquires Minority Stake

Domaine Faiveley Acquires Minority stake in Williams Selyem Winery Carle, Mackie, Power, & Ro...

2021 Employment Law Update – Top 10 Changes

By: Dawn Ross, Samantha Pungprakearti, Justin Hein After celebrating the end of a difficult year,...

SCION: Planning For 2021 Webinar – (Video)

Carle, Mackie, Power and Ross LLP's presentation on how to legally navigate your winery's business p...

CMPR In The Community

CMPR is proud to support our community by taking part in the Downtown Winter Lights Santa Rosa Holid...

Succession Planning And Family Dynamics

By Jeremy Little, Partner Published in the North Bay Business Journal, November 30, 2020. Nece...

The New Hybrid Workplace – How to Reopen Your Office

By Dawn Ross, Partner As Shelter in Place restrictions continue to ease throughout California and...

California To Allocate $986 Million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Last week, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) authorized approximately $986 mill...

Mid-Year Employment Law Update

1.Minimum Wage Increases Just a reminder that on July 1, 2020, minimum wage increases take effect...

Getting Back To Work: Guidelines in The Time Of Covid-19

As restrictions continue to ease, it is important for employers to be aware of the ever changing and...

SBRA Provides Significant Changes For Small Businesses

With uncharacteristic prescience, last year Congress amended the U.S. Bankruptcy Code by enacting th...

The CARES Act Provides Businesses With Relief

Last week Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, ...

2020 Employment Law Update – Top Ten Changes

California and Local Minimum Wage Raised – In addition to the gradual increase to minimum wage tha...

Are You Ready to Train Your Servers; It’s Going To Be Mandatory Soon

Currently, all establishments with on-sale Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) licenses are notre...

Sexual Harassment Training

This year, all employers with five or more employees must provide at least 1 hour of harassment trai...

2019 Employment Law Update – Top Ten Changes

2019 EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE - TOP TEN CHANGES California Minimum Wage Raised – On January 1...

Off The Clock Work: Starbucks Case Indicates More Time Has To Be Paid

The California Supreme Court decision inTroester v. Starbucksis a new case that may change the way y...

Got Contractors?: A New Case Dramatically Narrows The Definition of In

Anyone with contract workers should assess whether they need to be reclassified as employees. Las...

California “Close” Corporations

The statutory "close" corporation permitted under Section 158 of the California Corporations Code is...

Study: Companies Want Smaller Firms, But Have Trouble Finding Them

(CN) – Large companies increasingly want to work with smaller, more innovative law firms, a recent...

Top Ten Legislative Changes For 2018

A number of key employment bills were signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown at the close of the 20...

County Developments in Post-Fire Residential Housing

The County of Sonoma has passed several new ordinances to help alleviate some of the effects of the ...

Got Contractors?: A New Case Dramatically Narrows The Definition of In

Anyone with contract workers should assess whether they need to be reclassified as employees. Las...

California Wildfire Victims Are Eligible For Property Tax Relief

Residents who suffered a total or partial loss of their home from the wildfires which recently savag...

New DFEH Guide For Preventing Harassment, Discrimination And Retaliati

Does your company effectively train employees and management to prevent discrimination, harassment, ...

Trump Administration Releases Initial Tax Reform Proposal

The Trump administration released its initial tax reform proposal on April 26 in the form of a one-p...

CMPR Int’l Trademark News: What Brexit Means For Your EU Tradema

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (“EU”) raises a number of issues for current an...

Public Records Act Update: Private Devices & Email Accounts

In a long-watched case, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion this week addressing how the ...

Tales From The Harvest

Several grape contract issues came to us during the 2016 harvest. These arose frequently enough that...

2017 Employment Law Update – Top Ten Changes

Happy New Year! Now that we are back from the holidays, it's time to dust off the employee handbook,...

Employers – Are You in Compliance?

WELCOME! Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross, LLP is happy to welcome Samantha Pungprakearti, an expe...

Latest Developments on Winery Use Permits And Visitor Restrictions

Sonoma County wineries have been under attack in the last few years by groups in opposition to winer...

Crowdfunding – At Last

The JOBS Act of 2012 came into law in April 2012.  On May 16, 2016, the SEC regulations that will p...

Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP Wins Summary Judgment On Behalf O

On April 20, 2016, CMPR obtained an across-the-board victory on behalf of International Fruit Geneti...

CMPR Review of Year-End Tax Law Changes

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (the...

2016 Employment Law Update – Top Ten Changes

Happy New Year! Now that we are back from the holidays, it's time to dust off the employee handbook,...

U.S. Small Business Administration Acquisition Financing – A Forgott

The U.S. Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov), or SBA, was founded in the 1950’s to “aid,...

Illinois Case Update

Potential Relief For Wineries Named As Defendants In Illinois Sales Tax Lawsuits If They Act By Sept...

The California Competes Tax Credit Could Help Your Business Expand

The California Competes Tax Credit is a business income tax credit intended to incentivize economic...

CMPR Intellectual Property Group – Recent Developments

CMPR Intellectual Property Group – Recent Developments From securing a nationwide injunction ...

Carle Mackie Law Firm Led $238 Million Sapheon Deal

Carle Mackie law firm led $238 million Sapheon deal By James Dunn, Business Journal Staff Reporte...

Recent Notable California Real Estate Cases

One often thinks of quitclaim deeds as a simple matter. Indeed, a quitclaim deed only transfers whatever...

The Rescission Doctrine

Sometimes taxpayers would like to have the ability to undo, or perhaps even redo, a transaction. Per...

Prop 65 Settlement

THIS EMAIL IS ONLY RELEVANT TO THE WINE INDUSTRY AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCERS A number ...

California Finance Lenders Law: When An “Investor” Is A Lender

In the typical investment situation, whether with a publicly listed company or with an entrepreneur ...

New LLC Law

The 2012 California Legislature adopted the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“CRULLC...

Crowdfunding Crowdfunding Intermediaries And Funding Portals

This is the third in a series of bulletins about the crowdfunding exemption from the requirements fo...

Crowdfunding

There has been a lot of buzz about crowdfunding recently.Sadly, despite the passage of the legislati...

Crowdfunding Practical Implications

This is the last in a series of bulletins about the crowdfunding exemption from the requirement for ...

Scam Alert: Solicitations For Trademark Services

What To Watch Out For If you or your company owns a trademark application or registration, you ma...

Getting Ready ForA Sale? Top 10 List

Top 10 List If you plan to go to market to try to find a buyer, you will need enough lead time ...

Negotiating A Letter Of Intent With A Bank

Additional Terms to Consider for Small and Medium Businesses Small and medium businesses may foc...

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