Author: Bianca Saad

San Jose’s emergency sick leave ordinance is now in effect.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

San Jose Adopts COVID-19-Related Emergency Sick Leave Ordinance

On April 7, 2020, San Jose’s City Council approved a temporary sick-leave ordinance, requiring certain private employers to provide paid sick leave to eligible employees…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

LA County Extends ‘Safer at Home’ Order; Requires Social Distancing Protocol for Essential Businesses

As previously reported, many localities have been revising their shelter-in-place orders, not only extending their duration but also imposing additional requirements on those essential businesses…

Pet co-workers have fewer wage and hour obligations.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Exempt/Nonexempt

Wage and Hour Considerations for Remote Workers

How do an employer’s pay obligations differ when an hourly/nonexempt employee is working remotely from home? It’s important to keep in mind that when having…

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti signs COVID-19-related emergency orders for supplemental paid sick leave, worker protections and grocery, retail and food delivery scheduling.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

LA Mayor Signs COVID-19-Related Emergency Orders on Paid Sick Leave, Worker Protection

On April 7, 2020, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed three different emergency orders aimed at protecting workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supplemental Paid Sick…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

California Cities’ and Counties’ ‘Shelter in Place’ Orders Evolve

As previously reported, in March, several California counties issued “shelter in place” orders as an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as…

Employers covered by San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) and/or Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) can breathe a sigh of relief.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

San Francisco Cancels Employer Reporting, Issues Paid Sick Leave Guidance Related to COVID-19

Attention, San Francisco employers! The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) released two updates — one regarding their Employer Annual Reporting Form and the other…

The city of Los Angeles’ new ordinance would cover employers with 500 or more employees nationally.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Los Angeles City Council Approves Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance to provide supplemental paid sick leave to workers affected by COVID-19, commonly…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Bay Area Localities Take Action During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, seven Bay Area counties and one Bay Area city announced “shelter in place” orders on March 16,…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Employers/Co-Workers Seeking Gun Violence Restraining Orders

What is a gun violence restraining order, and how does the new law (AB 61) on gun violence restraining orders affect employers? Employers have a…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

When Secret Santa Stops at the Office

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” as the song goes. Holiday parties, potlucks, and other festivities, including the well-known tradition of “Secret Santa.”…