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California’s New COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

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 More

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FFCRA Expanded and Extended

On March 10, 2021, Congress passed its landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, and President Biden signed the bill into law on March 11, 2021.  The bill does not require employers to continue offering Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) leave, but it extends the FFCRA’s payroll tax credit provisions for employers who choose to Read More

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Reporting Pay Data to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

On September 30, 2020, California enacted SB 973, which requires large private employers to report specific pay data to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) by March 31, 2021, and annually thereafter. SB 973 is designed to identify hidden yet persistent racial and gender pay gaps that can result from unconscious biases or historical inequities. Read More

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill on FFCRA and California SPSL

On April 1, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the passage of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The FFCRA required employers with 500 or fewer employees to provide their eligible employees with emergency Read More

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California Mandates COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Through the End of 2020 for Employers with 500 or More Employees in the U.S.

On September 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867 (“AB 1867”), which, among other things, provides COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for every California employee who is not otherwise covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The law applies to employers with over 500 employees as well as public and private employers Read More

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CA Expands Coverage Under the California Family Rights Act

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 More

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Guidelines to Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 Employer Playbook

Guidelines to Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 Employer Playbook As you may be aware, Governor Newsom released a 32-page COVID-19 Employer Playbook (the “Playbook”) providing additional guidance for California employers related to COVID-19 and safe re-opening. Here is what you need to know: Worksite-Specific COVID-19 Prevention Plan All California employers must create (and implement as necessary) a Read More

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Business Owners: Grace Period for CCPA Compliance Ends July 1

Business Owners: Your Grace Period for Compliance with the California Consumer Protection Act Ends July 1 On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Protection Act (Act) became effective securing private rights of action for California consumers and residents, and separate opportunities for the state to bring legal action against your business. In our blog published Read More

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Alameda County Update: COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan Replaces Social Distancing Protocol

Alameda County Update: COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan Replaces Social Distancing Protocol Pursuant to the prior May 18, 2020 Order (“Prior Order”), Essential and Outdoor Businesses were required to create, distribute, and post a Social Distancing Protocol (“SDP”), which was included in the Prior Order as Appendix A. However, in the new June 5, 2020 Order Read More

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When Re-Opening, Remember to Update Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program

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 More

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