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The California Apartment Association has made it easier for landlords to comply with new Proposition 65 “safe harbor” warning requirements, which apply to all California companies with 10 or more employees.

This summer, thanks to a new regulation secured by CAA, landlords will be able to use their rental agreements to communicate most Proposition 65 warnings to tenants – a better alternative than the onerous safe harbor under a prior regulation that took effect in August of 2018. 

Proposition 65, enacted by voters in 1986, requires businesses with 10 or more employees to warn about exposures to chemicals known to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  It does not apply to businesses with nine or fewer employees.  In many instances, the owner of the property is not subject to Proposition 65, but the management company is typically required to comply because the management company has 10 or more employees.