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LOCAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE TO TAKE EFFECT JULY 1ST

The next phase of the minimum wage increase for many jurisdictions will take effect on July 1, 2021. If your business is located in, or if your employees perform work in, certain jurisdictions you must comply with the “local” minimum wage for your city or county if the local ordinance provides for a minimum wage… Continue Reading


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CAL/OSHA UPDATES EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARDS

On June 17, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board approved the revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) which are more aligned with the CDC and the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) guidance regarding masks and social distancing.  Normally there is a 10 day approval period before the ETS would take effect, however, Governor Newsom signed… Continue Reading


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CAL OSHA –FAQ’S UPDATED

As has been widely reported, the Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board approved what was expected to be revisions to the November 2020 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) at the June 3rd meeting, with an expected effective date of June 14th.  In a surprise move Cal/OSHA withdrew the proposed revised ETS on June 10th to update the COVID-19 prevention requirements with the… Continue Reading


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CALIFORNIA DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE

EMPLOYMENT LAW COVID-19 UPDATE CALIFORNIA DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE June 1, 2021 BEYOND THE BLUEPRINT As has been widely discussed, the state will be moving towards a full “reopening” as of June 15, 2021 and in anticipation of that event, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued updated guidance entitled “Beyond the Blueprint… Continue Reading


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NEW LOS ANGELES COUNTY VACCINE PAID LEAVE

EMPLOYMENT LAW COVID-19 UPDATE NEW LOS ANGELES COUNTY VACCINE PAID LEAVE May 24, 2021 On May 18, 2021 Los Angeles County passed yet another paid leave ordinance (Employee Paid Leave for Expanded Vaccine Access” Ordinance No. 2021-0024U) requiring, in most instances, all private employers to provide up to four hours of paid time off to… Continue Reading


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VACCINES & WORKPLACE PROTOCOL- WHAT’S NEW?

EMPLOYMENT LAW COVID-19 UPDATE VACCINES & WORKPLACE PROTOCOL- WHAT’S NEW? May 21, 2021 Pending California moving to full “reopening”, which is anticipated to be on or about June 15, 2021, many state, federal and local agencies have issued updated guidance, orders, recommendations, and fact sheets pertaining to masks mandates and vaccines in the workplace. DFEH… Continue Reading


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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