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Preparing Your Wine Business for California's New 2022 Employment Laws

February 16, 2022 Webinar
Wine Industry Education Series

Farella employment lawyers Chandra Andrade and Rebecca Stephens discuss California's new employment laws affecting wine businesses, what to look for, and what to do next, including:

  • Template employment document updates in light of amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and Labor Code;
  • Expanded coverage for family members under the California Family Rights Act and updates to the DFEH’s mediation program;
  • New training and PPE requirements for agricultural workers;
  • Minimum wage updates; and
  • Current rules, guidance, and best practices relating to COVID-19.

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Mitigating the Uncertainty of Smoke Taint in Wine Grapes

Smoke taint has dominated the worries of the California wine industry recent years. With unsettled climate conditions and continued droughts, there is no reason to think that smoke taint will not continue to be...

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Navigating the Wine Industry’s Property Insurance Conundrum

Property insurance is both a prudent choice by a business, as well as, in certain circumstances, a requirement, such as when a winery borrows money from a bank or commercial lender. If and when...

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Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke

Tyler Gerking spoke to Law360 for the article "Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke."  An insurance recovery partner, Tyler said he has heard from many wineries and vineyards that have voiced concerns...

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Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now - Video

Farella's Quinn Arntsen and MaryJo Lopez with guest speaker Christopher Thompson of Napa Communities Firewise Foundation discuss "Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now." California is at the start of another dry year...

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How Changes to California’s Fire Regulations Could Affect North Coast Housing Projects

Both the Board of Forestry and the State Senate are considering changes to state fire regulations that would affect real estate development in California. The first set of changes can be found in the...

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Katherine Philippakis Named Among the Top Women Lawyers in California by Daily Journal

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce the selection of partner Katherine Philippakis to the Daily Journal ’s 2022 list of California’s "Top Women Lawyers." The annual list honors the achievements of leading...

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Selling a Wine Business? Here’s What You Need to Know

Lauren Galbraith was quoted in the Wine Industry Advisor article "Selling a Wine Business? Here’s What You Need to Know." Read the full article here .

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Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do

Tyler Gerking is the moderator and Jennifer Bentley is a speaker at the Paso Robles Wine Alliance program "Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do.”  Guest speakers include Piper Cole and Joe Nordlinger of...

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Disaster Matters: Property Insurance and the Wine Industry

Farella's Alexis Sinclair with guest speakers: Marc Levine from California's 10th Assembly District, Michael Miiller from California Association of Winegrape Growers, Mike Ryan from InterWest, and Jed Taborski from Silicon Valley Bank, discuss "Disaster Matters...

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Successful Succession Planning for Family-Owned Wine Businesses

Family Wealth Partner Lauren Galbraith spoke with Jeff Siegel for the Wine Industry Network article "Successful Succession Planning for Family-Owned Wine Businesses."  Read the full article here . 

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