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DOL Issues Temporary Regulations for the FFCRA

DOL Issues Temporary Regulations for the FFCRA The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued temporary regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) on April 1, 2020. The regulations answer a number of questions regarding the interpretation of the FFCRA. In particular, the regulations interpret “quarantine or isolation orders” to include “a broad range of governmental Read More

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New Round of Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

New Round of Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act As explained in our prior blogs (see Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know and Additional Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act), Congress has created two new forms of paid leave benefits that will go into effect on April 1, Read More

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Additional Guidance on the Family First Coronavirus Response Act

Additional Guidance on the Family First Coronavirus Response Act Last week, we wrote about the passage of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). As mentioned in that piece, the FFCRA stated that various federal agencies would be issuing additional guidelines as a means of clarifying the new, sweeping law. On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Read More

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know (So Far)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know (So Far) On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which will go into effect by no later than April 2, 2020. The FFCRA creates two new forms of paid leave benefits for employees impacted by the COVID-19 or “Coronavirus” Read More

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What to Do When an Employee Sues You

It can be unsettling and a little hurtful when, despite the fact that you treat your employees really well, one of them brings a lawsuit against you. Having a lawsuit brought against you can compromise the integrity of your business. While it can be difficult to remain calm in the face of an employee lawsuit, Read More

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Use of Past Salary Justification for Pay Disparity Says California Court

Use of Past Salary is Justification For Pay Disparity California’s Ninth Circuit reversed a district court ruling in Rizo v. Yovino that held that an employer violated the Equal Pay Act because of its bright-line policy rule of paying new employees 5% more than their prior salaries. The district court agreed with the Equal Employment Read More

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Why Culture Matters  

Mergers and acquisitions as a growth strategy has become popular once again. Like any business deal, the long-term success takes hard work and a strategic approach to creating synergy between companies. It is not uncommon that employees of an acquired company fear losing their jobs, complain about being in the dark, and feel demoralized regarding Read More

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Wells Fargo California Whistleblower

An Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former manager at a Los Angeles-area Wells Fargo has ended with an order by the Department of Justice (DOJ) requiring the bank to rehire the former employee, clear his personnel file, and pay $5.4 million in back pay and legal fees. According to Read More

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Corporate Governance: Director and Officer Personal Liability

A career as an officer, director, or shareholder of a corporation brings great opportunity to be a lauded visionary, strategic thinker, and the leader of a profitable venture, with accompanying compensation. That being said, this position comes with great responsibility and the risk of personal liability is real even when proper liability insurance is in Read More

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Informed Employers Can Help Avoid FMLA/CFRA Lawsuits

California-based employers who employ 50 or more workers face regulations beyond the federal employment laws through the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), which expands employees’ rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The most common, Walmart, with stores in every state in the nation, is allegedly having issues adhering to the federal law and Read More

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