Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP

Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP Lester, Cantrell & Kraus LLP's team of Riverside business lawyers serve the Southern California regions of Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire.

Lester, Cantrell & Kraus LLP’s experienced team of Riverside business lawyers serve the Southern California regions of Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire. While our business law office brings big-firm experience, we remain a small firm by choice. Our highly skilled Riverside business attorneys are committed to providing exceptional legal representation with the responsiveness, agility and one-to-one personal service that only a small firm can provide. Our Riverside business lawyers specialize in civil litigation, construction law, real estate law, and employment law. We form long-term trusting relationships with our clients to help them be successful entrepreneurs and professionals. We achieve this by mobilizing our team of experienced yet approachable problem solvers and developing customized solutions to meet our clients’ needs. Our clients appreciate the practical, business-minded approach applied by our Riverside business lawyers both inside and outside of the courtroom.

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Please join all of us at Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP in honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifi...
05/31/2021

Please join all of us at Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP in honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we may live freely.

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Please join all of us at Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP in honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we may live freely.

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"There are some significant changes that employers should review with legal counsel. Most notably, vaccines and N95 resp...
05/12/2021
Upcoming Revise to COVID-19 Emergency Rule a Mixed Bag for Employers - Advocacy - California Chamber of Commerce

"There are some significant changes that employers should review with legal counsel. Most notably, vaccines and N95 respirators are going to play critical roles in compliance in the next few months."

https://advocacy.calchamber.com/2021/05/12/upcoming-revise-to-covid-19-emergency-rule-a-mixed-bag-for-employers/?fbclid=IwAR2ksknCkaM0wyItNWh1n4S0ngk3aZ0qqO1uMmyaPtaMg_xkIV3SXgMpytw

NewsHuman Resources / Health and Safety Upcoming Revise to COVID-19 Emergency Rule a Mixed Bag for Employers By Robert Moutrie - May 12, 2021 Less than 30 Days to Get Ready After months of waiting, California employers now know what the next version of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Stand...

SBA has launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – that ...
04/23/2021
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

SBA has launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – that will provide $5B in additional assistance to 1 million small businesses and nonprofits.

This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

04/01/2021

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE:
COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at the former Sears building in Riverside (6852 Streeter Avenue, Riverside CA 92504).

Eligibility now includes residents age 50+ as well as those accompanying eligible recipients (age 16+ who live in same household) to their vaccine appointments.

Appointments required for all: https://curative.com/sites/24341#9/33.9914/-117.3715

Info: vaccine.RiversideCA.gov

The California Legislature voted to expand paid sick leave for about 10.4 million workers, sending a bill to Gov. Gavin ...
03/19/2021
California Legislature OKs up to 2 weeks of paid sick leave for coronavirus-related reasons

The California Legislature voted to expand paid sick leave for about 10.4 million workers, sending a bill to Gov. Gavin Newsom that mandates up to two weeks of paid time off for things like having coronavirus symptoms, scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine or caring for a child who is doing school at home.

The bill, if it is signed into law, applies to companies with at least 25 employees. The rules would expire on Sept. 30, but are retroactive to Jan. 1. Some companies would have to pay their workers for time off they have already taken.

https://ktla.com/news/california/california-legislature-oks-bill-requiring-companies-to-offer-up-to-2-weeks-of-paid-sick-leave-for-coronavirus-related-reasons/

The California Legislature on Thursday voted to expand paid sick leave for about 10.4 million workers, sending a bill to Gov. Gavin Newsom that mandates up to two weeks of paid time off for things …

As of March 15, the California Consumer Privacy Act bans companies from using "dark patterns," or website designs that c...
03/18/2021
California is banning companies from using 'dark patterns,' a sneaky website design that makes things like canceling a subscription frustratingly difficult

As of March 15, the California Consumer Privacy Act bans companies from using "dark patterns," or website designs that can confuse or trick users into opting into selling their information. The law bans tricks like burdening users with confusing language or forcing them to click through multiple screens during the process of opting out of selling their information.

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-are-dark-patterns-2021-3

California now bans companies from using "dark patterns," or website designs that can confuse users into opting into selling their information.

EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY: Riverside has officially moved to the less restrictive red-tier. Here’s a quick glance at some ...
03/16/2021

EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY: Riverside has officially moved to the less restrictive red-tier. Here’s a quick glance at some of the updates & changes. For more info: RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19

The Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce and Think Together will present their inaugural Inland Empire Education a...
03/15/2021

The Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce and Think Together will present their inaugural Inland Empire Education and Workforce Readiness Summit at 1:30 p.m. April 7. The event will bring together leaders in the business, education, and nonprofit sectors. The goal is to foster collaboration between sectors and create a dialogue on how to support local K-12 students in preparation for future careers.

https://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/business/inland-empire-education-and-workforce-readiness-summit-will-be-held-april-7/article_817cef74-85b7-11eb-ab57-7f2ed1b6901b.html

The Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce and Think Together will present their inaugural Inland Empire Education and Workforce Readiness Summit at 1:30 p.m. April 7. The event will bring together leaders in the business, education, and nonprofit sectors. The goal is to foster collaboration between sectors and create a dialogue on how to support local K-12 students in preparation for future careers.

https://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/business/inland-empire-education-and-workforce-readiness-summit-will-be-held-april-7/article_817cef74-85b7-11eb-ab57-7f2ed1b6901b.html

Photos from City of Riverside, CA - City Government's post
03/12/2021

Photos from City of Riverside, CA - City Government's post

As businesses continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic, several groups have continued to offer free online webi...
03/11/2021
Free webinars offer resources for small businesses - Riverside Business Lawyers - Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP

As businesses continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic, several groups have continued to offer free online webinars with advice and support for businesses owners. Here are a few going on for the month of March 2021. https://www.lc-lawyers.com/free-webinars-offer-resources-for-small-businesses/

Several online resources are available to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, including free business webinars.

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of more than 75 allied groups urging Governor Newsom to give r...
03/10/2021
CalChamber-Led Coalition Calls for Legislative Action - CalChamber Alert

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of more than 75 allied groups urging Governor Newsom to give relief to beleaguered small businesses and provide incentives for larger employers to retain their workforces.

https://calchamberalert.com/2021/03/05/calchamber-led-coalition-calls-for-legislative-action/

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of more than 75 allied groups in urging Governor Gavin Newsom and California legislators to pass measures to promote economic recovery in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employers who fail to pay their workers properly could face up to three years in jail under a new bill proposed by a Cal...
03/05/2021
Underpaying workers could lead to jail time for California employers under proposed law

Employers who fail to pay their workers properly could face up to three years in jail under a new bill proposed by a California Democrat that would classify the offense as grand theft.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article249646408.html#storylink=cpy

Wage theft can take many forms, from not paying workers minimum wage or overtime to violating the state’s meal and rest break requirements.

03/05/2021
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program: Eligibility for Museum Operators

A new grant is available for shuttered venue operators. This includes:
• Live venue operators or promoters
• Theatrical producers
• Live performing arts organization operators
• Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria
• Motion picture theater operators
• Talent representatives

The SBA Orange County / Inland Empire District Office is seeking applicants for the 2021 SBA Emerging Leaders program.Th...
03/05/2021

The SBA Orange County / Inland Empire District Office is seeking applicants for the 2021 SBA Emerging Leaders program.

The initiative, also dubbed the "Streetwise MBA," is described as a free executive-level series aimed at “accelerating the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities,” according to the SBA.

Over the course of 7 months, participants will work online with mentors, join specialized workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community.

The application deadline is March 17 and classes begin in April. Apply now at https://interise.org/sbaemergingleaders/

The SBA Orange County / Inland Empire District Office is seeking applicants for the 2021 SBA Emerging Leaders program.

The initiative, also dubbed the "Streetwise MBA," is described as a free executive-level series aimed at “accelerating the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities,” according to the SBA.

Over the course of 7 months, participants will work online with mentors, join specialized workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community.

The application deadline is March 17 and classes begin in April. Apply now at https://interise.org/sbaemergingleaders/

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing t...
02/25/2021
Federal judge says California can enforce net neutrality law

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing the way for the state to ban internet providers from slowing down or blocking access to websites and applications that don’t pay for premium service. https://apnews.com/article/business-courts-lawsuits-california-jerry-brown-5b40eea8c05c78225bad0bcc8290d88b

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing the way for the state to ban internet providers...

EMPLOYERS: California's Labor & Workforce Development Agency and Department of Industrial Relations have consolidated re...
02/23/2021

EMPLOYERS: California's Labor & Workforce Development Agency and Department of Industrial Relations have consolidated resources for employers into a new COVID-19 Employer Portal. https://saferatwork.covid19.ca.gov/employers/

EMPLOYERS: California's Labor & Workforce Development Agency and Department of Industrial Relations have consolidated resources for employers into a new COVID-19 Employer Portal. https://saferatwork.covid19.ca.gov/employers/

Grappling with the economic fallout surrounding COVID-19 has been challenging enough for businesses, but how can they en...
02/22/2021
California launches COVID-19 compliance portal for businesses

Grappling with the economic fallout surrounding COVID-19 has been challenging enough for businesses, but how can they ensure they’re in compliance with the latest state and local coronavirus-related guidelines? Enter saferatwork.covid19.ca.gov.

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/02/18/california-launches-covid-19-compliance-portal-for-businesses/amp/

Businesses that visit the website have access to a variety of options, including training and resources, COVID-19 testing and Cal/OSHA’s temporary emergency standards.

One of the few liberties gained by Californians during the pandemic — ordering cocktails to go from bars and restaurants...
02/20/2021
Carry-out cocktails are a hit in Sonoma County and they may be here to stay

One of the few liberties gained by Californians during the pandemic — ordering cocktails to go from bars and restaurants — could be enshrined in state law under a new bill in consideration at the state Legislature.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/news/california-could-see-to-go-cocktails-legalized-under-new-bill/

California lawmakers are considering two bills to expand revenue opportunities for the dining sector, which has been upended like few others by the pandemic.

At 10 a.m. February 11, a free webinar will tackle the latest on California Labor Laws. (Your business does not need to ...
02/05/2021

At 10 a.m. February 11, a free webinar will tackle the latest on California Labor Laws. (Your business does not need to be in San Bernardino County in order to join the event.)

Employers will learn about:
• Wage-hour issues including travel time and meal period exemptions
• Reasonable accommodations
• Managing leaves of absence and the interactive process
• Pending legislation on the horizon

FREE Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/california-labor-law-update-tickets-133797370537

At 10 a.m. February 11, a free webinar will tackle the latest on California Labor Laws. (Your business does not need to be in San Bernardino County in order to join the event.)

Employers will learn about:
• Wage-hour issues including travel time and meal period exemptions
• Reasonable accommodations
• Managing leaves of absence and the interactive process
• Pending legislation on the horizon

FREE Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/california-labor-law-update-tickets-133797370537

Small businesses who have felt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic may qualify for relief grants. The final ...
02/05/2021

Small businesses who have felt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic may qualify for relief grants. The final round of the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program opened Tuesday, Feb. 2, and closes Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Find out more about the grant program at https://careliefgrant.com.

Small businesses who have felt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic may qualify for relief grants. The final round of the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program opened Tuesday, Feb. 2, and closes Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Find out more about the grant program at https://careliefgrant.com.

How does an employer decide if remote work is good for your company or for a particular employee? Join San Bernardino Co...
02/05/2021

How does an employer decide if remote work is good for your company or for a particular employee? Join San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board and California Employer's Association on February 25 for a free seminar discussing the common concerns and best practices when supervising remote workers. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/managing-remote-workers-tickets-137896669651

Learning Objectives:

• How to Decide if Remote Work “Works” for Your Business

• Which Jobs and Employees Are Best Suited for Remote Work?

• Defining the Work Day – Wage and Hour issues

• Communication, Accessibility and Team Work

• Managing the Remote Worker- Dos and Don’ts.

• Home Environment: Safety, Security and Other Requirements

• Key Components of a Remote Work Policy

• Remote Work as a Reasonable Accommodation

How does an employer decide if remote work is good for your company or for a particular employee? Join San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board and California Employer's Association on February 25 for a free seminar discussing the common concerns and best practices when supervising remote workers. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/managing-remote-workers-tickets-137896669651

Learning Objectives:

• How to Decide if Remote Work “Works” for Your Business

• Which Jobs and Employees Are Best Suited for Remote Work?

• Defining the Work Day – Wage and Hour issues

• Communication, Accessibility and Team Work

• Managing the Remote Worker- Dos and Don’ts.

• Home Environment: Safety, Security and Other Requirements

• Key Components of a Remote Work Policy

• Remote Work as a Reasonable Accommodation

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Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP’s experienced team of Riverside business lawyers serve the Southern California regions of Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire. While our business law office brings big-firm experience, we remain a small firm by choice. Our highly skilled Riverside business attorneys are committed to providing exceptional legal representation with the responsiveness, agility and one-to-one personal service that only a small firm can provide.

Our Riverside business lawyers specialize in civil litigation, construction law, real estate law, and employment law. We form long-term trusting relationships with our clients to help them be successful entrepreneurs and professionals. We achieve this by mobilizing our team of experienced yet approachable problem solvers and developing customized solutions to meet our clients’ needs. Our clients appreciate the practical, business-minded approach applied by our Riverside business lawyers both inside and outside of the courtroom.

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