By Rabbie Mojaddidi | Published January 6, 2022 | | |
As the COVID-19 Omicron variant spreads rapidly, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”), on December 30, 2021, updated its isolation and quarantine guidance to align closely to the recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) guidance. CDPH recognizes the new 5-day protocols, however, for individuals who test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination Read MoreRead More
California Assembly Bill 51 Signed into law by Governor Newsom on October 10, 2019, California Assembly Bill 51 (“AB 51”) subjects employers to criminal misdemeanor charges, as well as civil sanctions, for mandating arbitration agreements of certain claims in employment contracts. Under AB 51, which added Section 432.6 to the California Labor Code, employees and job applicants cannot Read MoreRead More
Regular Rate of Pay Applies When Calculating Meal and Rest Period Penalties The California Supreme Court recently decided that calculation of the required one hour premium payment for missed, late or short meal and rest breaks must take into account all nondiscretionary payments, such as certain types of bonuses and shift premiums. Below we outline Read MoreRead More
Cal/OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) has endured a long road to adoption. Following withdrawal of an initial revision of the ETS that was nearly universally panned, Cal/OSHA issued new revisions on June 11, 2021. Cal/OSHA has since clarified such revisions through the FAQs. What Exactly Are The Rules Now? Face Coverings Where an employer has 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. With how disruptive the COVID-19 pandemic has been for all businesses; many employers are eager to get their workforce back to “normal” as soon as possible. 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
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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