By Tod C. Gurney | Published March 26, 2021 | | |
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
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
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 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
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