Author: Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

California’s New Series of COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

One of my employees just reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. Do I have to report this positive case? During the 2020 California legislative…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

Updated Pay Data Reporting FAQs Released

One new law taking effect January 1, 2021, requires employers, who have 100 or more employees and are subject to federal EEO-1 reporting, to complete…

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Posted in Compensation

U.S. DOL Releases Training, Travel Time Opinion Letters

On November 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two opinion letters interpreting the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding the compensability…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA

California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Expansion Initial Regulations

As we finally enter the homestretch of 2020, new California employment laws are inching closer to taking effect on January 1. SB 1383 is one…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

California’s New Employer Pay Data Reporting Requirements

The 2020 legislative session was, by far, one of the most unique in modern California history. Some major employment-related bills enacted this year include the…

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Posted in Independent Contractor

What Does the US DOL’s Proposed New Independent Contractor Rule Mean for California?

To change how employers can determine whether their workers are employees or independent contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published a proposal for…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

How Leave Laws Interact When a Couple Works for Same Employer

How do the federal COVID-19 leave laws adopted this year interact with related state laws, including pregnancy leave, the family rights act and baby bonding…

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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…