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PAID FAMILY LEAVE BENEFITS INCREASED

PFL BENEFITS INCREASED TO 8 WEEKS OF WAGE REPLACEMENT AS OF JULY 1 Employees in California have been able to apply Paid Family Leave (PFL) which provides the employee with partial wage replacement benefits from the EDD if the employee needs to take time off of work for the following reasons: to care for a… Continue Reading


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COVID-19-EDD GUIDANCE, WCAB & EEOC UPDATES

EDD GUIDANCE ON ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS EMERGENCY WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE ADJUSTMENTS EEOC POSITION ON ANTI-BODY TESTING IN THE WORKPLACE EMPLOYEES RISK LOSS OF EDD BENEFITS FOR REFUSING REINSTATEMENT The Employment Development Department (“EDD”) has issued a set of FAQ’s regarding unemployment insurance (UI) benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic and specifically stated that individuals may be… Continue Reading


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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