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EEOC PROVIDES ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE

EEOC PROVIDES ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance on June 11, 2020 for employers to address various COVID-19 issues relating to the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and other EEO laws.  The new guidance addresses medical examinations, age-related and pregnancy-related concerns. Below is a summary of the new information with the… Continue Reading


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JULY 1 LOCAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

As if we did not have enough to cope with managing the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and trying to reopen and resume business operations, its important to remember that the next phase of the local minimum wage increase will take effect on July 1, 2020. While the State of California has set the state-wide minimum wage… Continue Reading


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RETURNING TO WORK & POTENTIAL EXPOSURES

RETURNING TO WORK & POTENTIAL EXPOSURES As businesses begin to resume operations and employees return to work, there are going to be occurrences of exposure, or potential exposure, to COVID-19 by your employees. The CDC is continually updating its information to provide guidance on how best to address such situations. The CDC’S FAQ (last updated on… Continue Reading


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OSHA GUIDANCE ON COVID 19 ISSUES

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert on Social Distancing To Keep Employees Safe at Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic On May 2, 2020,the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an alert listing steps employers can follow to implement social distancing in the workplace and to help protect workers from exposure… Continue Reading


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I-9 Forms and Expired Documents – EEO Reporting – Workers’ Compensation Claims

TEMPORARY POLICY ON EXPIRED LIST B DOCUMENTS FOR I-9 PURPOSES The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a “temporary” policy relating to the documents that may be presented by an employee for purposes of complying with Form I-9 policy in the wake of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The USCIS recognized that newly… Continue Reading


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RETURN TO WORK ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

RETURN TO WORK ASSESSMENT & PLANNING In anxious anticipation of reopening/resuming business, and the eventual return to work there are many employment law and personnel related issues that should be considered. The assessment should not only focus on how to resume business operations, but also on what will re-hiring or re-staffing look like and how… Continue Reading


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EEOC OFFERS GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 EMPLOYEE TESTING

EEOC OFFERS GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 EMPLOYEE TESTING As employers continue to grapple with maintaining their business operations and as others begin to look forward to resuming their operations, there are many questions which arise as to the safety of the employees, customers and others entering the workplace. To address some of these concerns the Equal… Continue Reading


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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