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LABOR COMMISSIONER FAQ & POSTER REQUIREMENTS

EMPLOYMENT LAW COVID-19 UPDATE LABOR COMMISSIONER FAQ & POSTER REQUIREMENTS March 24, 2021 As we recently reported in our prior newsletter, Governor Newsom signed SB 95 into law on March 19th reviving California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for businesses in the public and private sector with 25 or more employees. Eligible employees are entitled… Continue Reading


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THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021

EMPLOYMENT LAW COVID-19 UPDATE THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021 March 19, 2021 On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) which includes not only the stimulus checks that most Americans are eagerly awaiting, but also includes a renewal of the tax credit for paid… Continue Reading


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COVID-19 DFEH UPDATE ON VACCINATIONS

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE – COVID 19 DFEH UPDATE ON VACCINATIONS March 11, 2021 On March 4, 2021, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing updated their FAQ’s on COVID-19.  This update addresses the issue of vaccinations in the workplace. The full FAQ’s can be found here : https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/03/DFEH-Employment-Information-on-COVID-19-FAQ_ENG.pdf The FAQs on Vaccinations provide the following:… Continue Reading


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NEW CALIFORNIA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE (NON-COVID-19 ) CALIFORNIA PAY DATA REPORTING DEADLINE APPROACHES February 22, 2021 The obligation to report certain pay data through the annual EEO-1 report has been a long standing requirement for private employers with 100 or more employees. Under a new California law (SB 973), a private employer that has (1) 100 or… Continue Reading


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COVID-19 VACCINATIONS UPDATE

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS UPDATE January 28, 2021 As the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available, there are no doubt many questions that will arise.  In answer to some of these questions, employers should look to state, local and federal guidance including the EEOC, the Dept of Fair Employment & Housing and the Department… Continue Reading


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NEW FAQ’S ON CAL-OSHA’S ETS

Cal/OSHA Issues Updated FAQs on ETS January 18, 2021 On January 8, 2021 Cal-OSHA published new Frequently Asked Questions to assist with the implementation of the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) that were issued in November 2020. The FAQs help clarify and answer questions that the agency received about the COVID-19 Prevention ETS since its implementation. Specifically… Continue Reading


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FFCRA EXPIRED…NOW WHAT?

MANDATORY FFCRA BENEFITS EXPIRED  January 11, 2021 When the FFCRA was enacted, private employers with 500 or fewer employers were required to provide employees with up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and up to 10 weeks of paid expanded family leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Employers were entitled to a dollar-for-dollar tax credit… Continue Reading


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MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE REMINDER-JANUARY 1, 2021

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE REMINDER – JANUARY 1, 2021 December 9, 2020 Employers are reminded that on January 1, 2021, the state minimum wage will increase despite so many businesses having been hit with drastic economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Requests have been presented to Gov. Newsom to delay the scheduled minimum wage increase to help… Continue Reading