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More AB-5

Why? This law was sponsored by Lorena Gonzalez of South San Diego County. She believed that companies were classifying workers as Independent Contractors instead of employees. This was to deny them protection of Minimum Wage, Overtime, etc, etc, etc. Lorena did not speak to any friends, associates or acquaintances. Real Estate Licencees and many other […]

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Seminar Company Busted

A Colorado-based MLO Education Company MTI, Don Exley, Carey Green and Billy Glenn “Bart” Bartholomew and employees stole copyrighted SAFE MLO Test questions without authorization, causing damage to SRR and compromising the integrity of the SAFE MLO Test. Penalty SRR revoked MTI’s NMLS-approved course provider status and barred Don Exley from ever being associated with […]

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Single Family Landlords

Tenant Protection Act of 2019 AB 1482 is in full effect. Most all individually owned single family rentals are exempt. But you must notify your tenants of your exemption. Rent Cap and Just Cause Addendum 12/19 I’m using CAR form RCJC, 12/19, a three pager. Good luck.

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Independent Contractor vs W2

AB 5 is in effect. Would be interesting to know what all of your companies are doing. Especially, for example, Lyft, Uber, Grub-Hub, and others. Exemptions As we know, Real Estate Agents are exempt along with Doctors, Dentists, Lawyers, Engineers. One IRS definition states that a Real Estate Licensee selling Real Estate is exempt. Just […]

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Academy Award Nominations Are Out

Best Movies Nine movies this year. Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Parasite. DJ and I have a lot of catching up to do. Two movies that you should see even though they did not make the cut. “Knives Out” a mystery-comedy type; […]

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Should Real Estate Fees be Lowered?

NOTICE OF HEARING BY THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSIONER: ANNUAL FEE REVIEW – REQUIRED BY STATUTE If you have an opinion, here is your chance to express it. Live or in writing. Fees cannot go up. They are at the maximum set by the B&P Code. Give Daniel E. Kehew a call, a great guy and […]

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