Author: James W. Ward

No April Fools’ Day joke – new federal paid sick leave and expanded FMLA law is effective today!
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Posters and Notices Time Off

Reminder: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Now Effective

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), federal legislation President Trump signed on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave (PSL) and emergency family and…

The CalWARN Act guidance provides additional clarification on the requirements employers must satisfy in order to qualify for the 60 days’ notice requirement suspension.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Termination

Guidance on Temporary CalWARN Suspension for COVID-19

As previously reported, on March 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order temporarily suspending the notice requirements of California’s Worker Adjustment and…

The U.S. DOL has released their “first guidance” on the FFCRA, including a FAQs.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Posters and Notices Time Off

Guidance and Poster Issued for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

After President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave…

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act creates expanded employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Paid Family Leave Time Off

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passes

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed additional emergency relief legislation known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act). Passed because of…

Concerned employers are welcoming the Governor’s recent executive order
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Termination

California WARN Act Suspended For COVID-19 Emergency

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order suspending the bulk of the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) for the duration of…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Options for Employers, Employees During School Closures

In response to the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) situation, many school districts are electing to shut down campuses for several weeks to attempt to…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Employees Who Settle, Dismiss Individual Claims Can Still Bring PAGA Lawsuits

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ruled that employees that settle and dismiss individual Labor Code violation claims against employers can still pursue a claim under the…

Certain employers must provide human trafficking awareness training.
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Posted in Training

Reminder: Human Trafficking Awareness Training Requirements

Mandatory employee training requirements have increased in the last few years. While mandatory harassment prevention training receives most of the attention, numerous other mandatory employee…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

New Employment Regulations Expected in 2020

Along with the numerous new laws that hit the books in 2020, employers can expect new employment regulations to take effect later this year. The…

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Posted in Privacy

Modified Draft California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Regulations Released

On February 10, the California Attorney General released modified proposed California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations that offer some needed guidance on how employers can…