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Are You Prepared to Ban the Box? New Ordinances Prohibit Los Angeles Employers from Asking About Criminal Convictions Before Making Conditional Job Offers

On December 9, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed ordinances no. 184652 and 184653, collectively referred to as the “Fair Chance Initiative.” These ordinances prohibit employers and City contractors (collectively “Employers”), respectively, from inquiring about job seekers’ criminal convictions until after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Both ordinances will go into effect on January 22, 2017 and will impact all employers in the City of Los Angeles and for every position which requires an employee to work at least an average of two hours per week within the City of Los Angeles and all City contractors and subcontractors, regardless of their location.

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Howard & Howard continues to expand Los Angeles office

Royal Oak, Michigan, September 20, 2016: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Brandon M. Garrett has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firm’s Los Angeles Office.
Mr. Garrett concentrates his practice in franchising and transactional business matters. He has assisted in the development and formation of dozens of franchise concepts in a variety of industries, including the preparation of disclosure documents and related agreements in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Garrett has negotiated franchise agreements on behalf of both franchisees and franchisors. He has also represented clients in response to various state administrative actions and investigations.
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Hello Los Angeles, California! Howard & Howard continues West Coast expansion

Royal Oak, MI/Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 2016:  Michigan-based law firm Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce the opening of its Los Angeles, California office late last week.  Joining the firm and based in this new office are: Lisa I. Carteen andRyan A. Ellis.

The office is located in Century Plaza Towers at, 2049 Century Park East, Suite 330, Los Angeles, CA 90067-3105.

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Op/Ed: The Truth about Costs of the LA County Drug Take-Back Ordinance

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering an ordinance that would require pharmaceutical companies to operate and fund a program to collect and safely dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.  This program is similar to a program enacted in Alameda County, which the pharmaceutical lobby (“PhRMA”) challenged unsuccessfully up to the United States Supreme Court.

Providing facilities to collect and destroy unwanted medications has important health, safety and environmental benefits: protecting the elderly from drugs they no longer need, protecting youth from using and trafficking in dangerous prescription drugs, and keeping chemicals out of our wastewater and landfill.  Even though PhRMA opposed the ordinance in Alameda County, during the litigation they represented to the court that they did not dispute the health, safety and environmental benefits of the ordinance.

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