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Posted in Reporting Requirements

DFEH Updates Pay Data Reporting Guidance, Submission Portal Opening Soon

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

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Posted in Independent Contractor

Dynamex is Retroactive: California Supreme Court’s Rejection of the Reasonable Reliance Exception Ignores Reality

As those who have been following AB 5 know well, in April 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a monumental decision related to independent contractor…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

San Jose Revises, Extends COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On January 5, 2021, San Jose’s City Council approved an urgency ordinance extending the city’s supplemental COVID-19 paid sick leave to June 30, 2021. Passed…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Revises Guidance on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Last year, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) approved emergency COVID-19 temporary standards, which became effective and enforceable on November 30, 2020. Under…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

New Federal COVID Law Includes Option to Offer Paid Sick Leave

I remember reading that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020. Do I need to pay anything…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CalChamber Asks Cal/OSHA to Delay Enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to delay enforcement of the emergency COVID-19 rules. The…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

COVID-19 Pandemic PTO Trends

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into 2021, the importance of paid time off (PTO) for employees remains — despite some mixed feelings about actually using…

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Posted in General

HRWatchdog’s Top 2020 Posts to Remember in 2021

Hello, 2021! Usually, around this time, we take a fond look back at the previous year to see the top employment-related stories California businesses faced….

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Posted in General

2021 New Year, New Laws

Goodbye, 2020, and good riddance! As we enter 2021, the new year brings several new employment-related laws that employers should be prepared for, including: New…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Congress Declines to Extend FFCRA Mandate

On December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a second stimulus package addressing the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many issues resolved in…