Author: James W. Ward

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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…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

More Summer FFCRA School Closure Leave Guidance

A few weeks ago, as the school year was winding down, we looked at how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA) school closure leave…

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Posted in Privacy

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Enforcement Begins July 1

As previously reported, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020, but the earliest date the California Attorney General could…

Do employees remain eligible for child-care related FFCRA benefits when the school year ends?
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

School’s Out for Summer: Are Employees Still Eligible for FFCRA School Closure Leave?

As the school year ends with a whimper, many parents are preparing for a summer with their kids at home at the same time businesses…