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The End of Remote I-9 Verification

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”)/USImmigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) suspended the physical presence requirement of the Form I-9 verification Read More

California Local Minimum Wage Increased on July 1, 2023

The current statewide minimum wage rate in California is $15.50 for all employers. However, somelocalities across California have set their own higher minimum wage rate. For many of these localities,the Read More

Summary of Cal/OSHA’s Non-Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulations

On December 31, 2022, the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”), expired after being in place since November 2020. On December 15, 2022, the California Occupational Safety & Health Standards (“Cal/OSHA”) Read More

California Supreme Court Says Meal/Rest Break Premiums Constitute “Wages”

In a much anticipated ruling, on May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Naranjo et al. v. Spectrum Security Services, I­nc.  Previously, the Court of Appeal held that Read More

Cal/OSHA Approves the Third Readoption of the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards

On April 21, 2022, Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to approve the Third Readoption of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”). The Third Readoption makes some changes to the ETS Read More

No More Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Claims

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 Read More

2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster And FAQs Now Available

As we mentioned in our most recent  blog , the 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave went into effect on February 19, 2022 for California employers with more than 25 employees. The Read More

California Brings Back COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 114 on February 9, 2022, resurrecting COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for 2022 (“SPSL 2022”). The new law will be effective on Saturday, February 19, Read More

You May Have Just Updated Your IIPP’s, BUT the CDPH Just Updated COVID-19 Guidance

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 Read More

UPDATE: California’s AB 51 and Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

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 Read More

What Documents Can Employees Request?

Three California Labor Code sections deal with employment document retention and production. They are as follows: Labor Code §§ 226, 432, and 1198.5. Labor Code § 432 Labor Code § 432 requires Read More

Regular Rate of Pay Applies When Calculating Meal and Rest Period Penalties

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 Read More

Cal/OSHA Approves Revised Emergency Temporary Standards

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 Read More

Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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