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CAL/OSHA UPDATES FAQ’S AND GUIDANCE

On January 14, 2022, Cal-OSHA’s revised Emergency Temporary Standards became effective. To assist employers with compliance, an updated FAQ and additional Fact Sheets were issues. FACT SHEET ON ISOLATION & QUARANTINE The Fact Sheet provides workers and employers with...

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MASK UPDATE AND EXCLUSION PAY REMINDER

LADPH REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE MEDICAL GRADE MASKS On January 5, 2022, the Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health issued updated guidance (effective January 6, 2022) which provides: Requires all employers to provide face masks to all employees “who work indoors...

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MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE TO TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1ST

On January 1, 2022, the California state minimum wage increased and is set to increase again next year as follows: CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE RATE Effective Date Employers With 26 or More Employees Employers With 25 or Fewer Employees 1/1/2022 $15/hour $14/hour 1/1/2023...

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NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS IN 2022

As we begin the new year, it’s time to review the new laws that became effective January 1st. While not as expansive as in prior years, there are several new laws impacting the workplace. Below is a summary of the new employment laws that should be noted. Personnel...

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CA DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATED GUIDANCE

California Department of Public Health’s Modified Recommendations On Isolation and Quarantine On December 30, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued updated guidance for the General Public which reduced the amount of time for isolation and/or...

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COVID-19 VACCINATIONS, HIPPA AND THE WORKPLACE

EMPLOYMENT LAW COVID-19 UPDATE In response to numerous inquiries on the status of vaccination records and related information, the Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance entitled “HIPAA, COVID-19 Vaccination, and the Workplace”...

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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...

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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...

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