Author: Bianca Saad

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

San Francisco Passes Back-to-Work Ordinance

On June 23, 2020, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an emergency ordinance, known as the “Back to Work” emergency ordinance. The ordinance provides…

Santa Rosa’s Minimum Wage Ordinance begins July 1 and requires employers to display a workplace poster in a conspicuous place at any work or job site.
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Posted in Local Ordinances Minimum Wage

Santa Rosa’s Minimum Wage Ordinance Starts July 1

The Santa Rosa City Council passed a Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) in October 2019. Although the city council recently considered pushing back implementation to January…

The Long Beach Worker Retention and Worker Recall ordinances only cover certain industry-specific employers.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Long Beach Adopts Worker Retention, Recall Ordinances

On May 19, 2020, the Long Beach City Council, following the lead of Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County, adopted worker retention and worker…

remote workers applicable local minimum wage rate for each hour of work within the geographic boundaries of the city or county California
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Remote Workers May Be Subject to Local Wage, Sick Leave Ordinances

If our work site is located in an area where only the California minimum wage rate applies, but due to COVID-19, some of our employees…

Employers should review their hourly wage rates for their employees working in any local jurisdictions listed and wage increases.
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Posted in Local Ordinances

Local Minimum Wage Increases Coming July 1

July is just around the corner, and with it comes several local minimum wage increases throughout California. Here’s a list of localities that will have…

Long Beach employers should review their existing policies and make necessary changes for the new COVID-19-related supplemental paid sick leave ordinance effective now.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Long Beach Joins Localities With COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave

On May 19, 2020, Long Beach became the sixth California locality to adopt a supplemental paid sick leave ordinance related to COVID-19. Passed as an…

Employers have the discretion to allow employees to make certain mid-year changes.
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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Cafeteria Plans, FSAs, Dependent Care Assistance Programs More Flexible Due to COVID-19

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released new guidance, Notice 2020-29, providing increased flexibility for individuals participating in section 125 cafeteria plans, health flexible spending arrangements…

Oakland’s emergency paid sick leave ordinance imposes some additional requirements on employers already covered by the FFCRA.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Oakland Adopts Emergency COVID-19-Related Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On May 12, 2020, the Oakland City Council unanimously passed the Emergency Paid Sick Leave for Oakland Employees ordinance, effective immediately upon adoption, to provide…

Los Angeles City and County have each passed two similar ordinances providing legal protections to workers.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Los Angeles City and County Adopt Worker Retention, Right of Recall Ordinances

On April 29, 2020, the City of Los Angeles adopted two ordinances to provide legal protections to workers during the economic upheaval resulting from the…

Los Angeles County’s ordinance is aimed at employers who are not already covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) or Executive Order N-51-20.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

New Unincorporated LA County COVID-19-Related Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On April 28, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an interim urgency ordinance that went into effect immediately and requires employers with…