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THE CONTINUING SAGA OF PAGA….

THE CONTINUING SAGA OF PAGA.... As has been widely reported in recent weeks, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a ruling which was very favorable for employers in relation to PAGA actions - Viking River Cruises, Inc., v. Moriana. In the Viking...

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PAGA…. THE CONTINUING SAGA

As has been recently and widely reported, the U.S. Supreme Court’s long await decision in the Viking River Cruise v Moriana case held, in essence, that California employers can include a Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) waiver in employment arbitration agreements,...

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IRS MILEAGE RATE & MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE EFFECTIVE JULY 1st

IRS MILEAGE RATE INCREASE Effective July 1, 2022 through December 2022, the IRS optional standard mileage reimbursement rate for business travel will increase from 58.5 cents to 62.5 cents per mile. The IRS has stated the “IRS is adjusting the standard mileage rates...

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WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE SET FOR JULY 1ST Effective July 1, 2022, all non-exempt employees covered by the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance will be required to be paid the new minimum wage of $16.04. A copy of the Wage Ordinance can be found here. The current applicable...

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SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE POSTER

As we have reported in previous newsletters, California has enacted the 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law requiring employers with 26 or more employees provide two separate “buckets” of 40 hours each of paid sick leave for qualifying reasons. The law goes...

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SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE FAQ’S ISSUED

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has issued its FAQ’s which provides clarification and further explanation as to the implementation of the 2022 Covid-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) benefits. The FAQ’s address the following topics which are...

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SUPPLEMENTAL COVID-19 PAID SICK LEAVE GOES INTO EFFECT

As we recently reported the California legislature had proposed a COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave bill (AB 84) which would provide for the payment of Supplemental Paid Sick Leave benefits to employees similar to the law which expired in September 2021. The law...

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2022 COVID-19 SUPPLEMENT PAID SICK LEAVE 3.0

As has been in the recent news reports, on January 25, 2022 Governor Newsom announced that California will be implementing a new version of Covid-19 Supplemental Paid Sick leave (SPSL). While the final terms of the bill have not been announced, based on the draft...

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