By Tod C. Gurney | Published March 10, 2022 | | |
On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021” (also known as H.R. 4445). H.R. 4445 amends the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) to prohibit employers from entering into pre-dispute arbitration agreements for claims alleging sexual assault or sexual harassment. It also prohibits Read MoreRead More
This blog provides an overview of a specific developing situation. It is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice for any particular fact situation. On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 95, which extends and expands employer requirements to provide supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) Read MoreRead More
Late last week, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1383 (“SB 1383”) into law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2021, significantly expanding coverage of the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) (Cal. Gov. Code Section 12945.2). Pre-Existing Law Under pre-existing law, CFRA requires employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius to grant Read MoreRead More
When Re-Opening, Remember to Update Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program If your business is getting ready to re-open, you need to consider yet another item on the re-opening checklist: an Injury, Illness and Prevention Plan (“IIPP”) to address COVID-19. Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations section 3203 requires every employer to develop Read MoreRead More
New Face Covering Requirements in Several Bay Area Counties and Cities On Friday April 17, 2020, several Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo and Sonoma) and cities (Fremont and San Francisco) announced a requirement for residents to wear “Face Coverings” when out in public in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This requirement Read MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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