Legislative Update

AB 1289 (Arambula) and AB 2884 (Irwin), C.A.R.’s sponsored real estate law cleanup bill, was signed into law by the Governor. C.A.R. has been involved in a multi-year effort to update the real estate law including updating terminology and clarifying the law to reflect...

Civil Liability – Sexual Harassment

Existing law allows a client to sue an agent for sexual harassment. This new law lowers the bar for bringing such a claim. It provides that even if a business, service, or professional “relationship” does not presently exist (as is required in existing law), a real...

Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

Existing law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide at least 2 hours of prescribed training and education regarding sexual harassment, abusive conduct, and harassment based upon gender, to all supervisory employees within 6 months of their assumption...

Real Estate Professionals and 2018 Taxes

While disaster after disaster seems to be engulfing the state, there may be some relatively good tax news for real estate professionals.  The IRS has just issued proposed regulations implementing “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The most interesting provision...