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LA CITY ISSUES WORKER PROTECTION ORDER

LA CITY ISSUES TWO NEW ORDERS WORKER PROTECTION ORDER AND SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE ORDER FOR EMPLOYERS OF 500 OR MORE EMPLOYEES In our continuing effort to provide the latest information and resources relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the below newsletter details two new Orders signed by Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, one of… Continue Reading


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UPDATED DEPARTMENT OF LABOR GUIDANCE ON FFCRA

The Department of Labor has issued additional guidance adding to and changing some of the previously published Questions and Answers interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). Below are excerpts from the updated guidelines (beginning with question #38). The numbers below reflect the numbers set forth in the DOL’s Q & As. Of significance is the guidance… Continue Reading


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FFCRA ELIGIBILITY, NOTICE & DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

FFCRA ELIGIBILITY & EMPLOYEE STATUS The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), requires that covered employers must provide employees with (i) Paid Sick Leave and (ii) Paid Family Leave for certain Coronavirus-related reasons. The FFCRA becomes effective April 1, 2020. The WHD has published QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS on the FFCRA which provides significant guidance. THE FAQs… Continue Reading


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CALIFORNIA STAY AT HOME UPDATE

As the Coronavirus continues to spread California has provided additional guidance on which businesses are deemed “essential” and may be able to stay open and operating during these difficult times.  In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division published some additional guidance.  Below is also a summary of the California EDD’s Work Sharing Program… Continue Reading


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FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT In a continuing effort to provide updated information on the evolving laws that impact the workplace during the COVID-19 crisis, below is a brief summary of The Emergency Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) which was signed by President Trump on March 18th. While the Act covers many different topics,… Continue Reading


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CORONAVIRUS IN THE WORKPLACE: PART TWO

In an effort to keep clients and friends of Elkins Employment Law current on the most recent information, below you will find additional guidelines and resources to assist during this difficult period of time. LAYOFFS, FURLOUGHS, TERMINATIONS & WARN ACT NOTICE REQUIREMENTS Employers are faced with having to adjust their workforce by furloughs, placing employees… Continue Reading


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CORONAVIRUS IN THE WORKPLACE

As the world seeks to respond to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, employers and employees have many concerns. Some of the basic and easiest suggestions and recommendations for the workplace, and elsewhere are:  1) Social distancing; 2) Working from home; 3) Maintaining a strict regimen of cleaning the workplace and washing your hands with soap and… Continue Reading


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VOTING TIME OFF RULES & THE VOTER’S CHOICE ACT

With the California primary election just around the corner, employers need to be mindful of California law which allows employees up to two hours of paid time to vote in a statewide election if they do not have sufficient time to vote outside of working hours. However, with some counties adopting the new California’s Voter’s… Continue Reading


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USCIS I-9 FORM UPDATED

On January 31, 2020, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finally published the updated Form I-9, as the prior form “expired” on 8/31/2019. Click here for the form. Employers may use either this new version (which is marked with a 10/21/19 revision date) or the prior 07/17/17 N version until April 30, 2020. Starting May… Continue Reading


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NEW CALIFORNIA DFEH POSTERS REQUIRED FOR 2020

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) publishes posters and information sheets that provide employees and employers with information pertaining to their rights and obligations in the workplace.  The DFEH also publishes several brochures and fact sheets regarding discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The brochures are to be provided to new hires or… Continue Reading