Author: James W. Ward

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

New California Supplemental COVID-19 Sick Leave Poster, Guidance Available

The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has issued both guidance on the new COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave requirements and model posters that…

Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Expands Immediately
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California Governor Immediately Expands Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

On September 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed AB 1867, a bill that immediately expands supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19-related reasons for certain employers not…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

FFCRA Back-To-School Questions Answered

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) clarified how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA) leave provisions apply to certain school closure scenarios….

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Reminder: Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Requirements, Employee Access

Businesses continue to strive and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, modifying their operations to conform to the ever-changing government workplace safety orders and guidance. In…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Major FFCRA Regulation Provisions Struck Down

In March, when the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) passed, providing emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for COVID-19-related reasons,…

Work-Related COVID-19
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Recording, Reporting Work-Related COVID-19 Cases

As COVID-19 cases increase in California, more employers are receiving notice of employees testing positive for the virus — but they may not be sure…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Reminder: FFCRA Requires Most Employers to Provide Paid Leave for COVID-19-Related Reasons

As COVID-19 cases increase, employers may be getting more requests for leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the federal law passed in…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California Governor Gives Order Dimming Entire State, as COVID-19 Cases Rise

On July 13, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California would continue scaling back its reopening as the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and ICU…

unlimited vacation
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Posted in Benefits

‘Unlimited’ Vacation Policies, California Court Addresses

In recent years, “unlimited” vacation policies have gained traction in California, becoming increasingly popular for providing employees with limitless paid vacation or paid time off…

enforcement
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California Adjusts Reopening, Steps Up Enforcement

As California has moved through its phases of reopening, the state has kept a close eye on the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The…