Author: Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

Employer Tips for Remote Workers Moving Away

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way employers do business, including remote working arrangements that were forced upon many employers and employees in an effort…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

FFCRA Regulations Revised

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) submitted revised regulations for the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Covering employers with fewer than…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated EEOC COVID-19 Guidance … Again

As we reach the half-year mark of the pandemic state of emergency, government agencies continue to regularly add new and updated COVID-19-related guidance for employers…

CCPA Notice
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Posted in Privacy

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Regulations In Effect

Passed in 2018 — and effective on January 1, 2020 — the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) alters the way many for-profit businesses must operate….

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Opioid Use in the Workplace Guidance Released

In non-COVID-19-related news, last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released technical guidance on managing opioid addiction in the workplace. As opioid use and…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

California Labor Commissioner Enforcing Food Sector Workers Emergency Paid Sick Leave Order

As previously reported, on April 16, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order (EO) N-51-20, providing supplemental paid sick leave to food sector workers along…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Termination

California Businesses Considering Furloughs v. Layoffs Again

Nearly five months have passed since California Governor Gavin Newsom issued his initial shelter-in-place order. In March, many California businesses were left facing difficult choices…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California Steps Up COVID-19 Order Enforcement Plus Whistleblower Protections

As previously reported, in early July, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) created a COVID-19 enforcement task force, consisting of 10 different governmental…

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Posted in Time Off

Vacation Policy Factors to Consider During COVID-19 Pandemic

A consequence of the prolonged shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically reduced travel. As a result, during…

California Senate CFRA Expansion Bills
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Posted in FMLA/CFRA

California Legislature Advances Two CFRA Expansion Bills

The California Legislature is continuing to march through its regular legislative calendar, and two bills in particular could dramatically alter the California Family Rights Act…