The Long Beach Worker Retention and Worker Recall ordinances only cover certain industry-specific employers.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Long Beach Adopts Worker Retention, Recall Ordinances

On May 19, 2020, the Long Beach City Council, following the lead of Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County, adopted worker retention and worker…

AB 664 and AB 196, however, go beyond a mere presumption and conclusively determine that any exposure or contraction of a communicable disease, is a workplace injury.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

Job Killer Bills Dramatically Increase Workers’ Compensation Costs

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that will substantially increase workers’ compensation costs by establishing a “conclusive presumption” of workplace injury for contraction of COVID-19…

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…

remote workers applicable local minimum wage rate for each hour of work within the geographic boundaries of the city or county California
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Remote Workers May Be Subject to Local Wage, Sick Leave Ordinances

If our work site is located in an area where only the California minimum wage rate applies, but due to COVID-19, some of our employees…

Employers should review their hourly wage rates for their employees working in any local jurisdictions listed and wage increases.
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Posted in Local Ordinances

Local Minimum Wage Increases Coming July 1

July is just around the corner, and with it comes several local minimum wage increases throughout California. Here’s a list of localities that will have…

Currently, there are four bills pending that will expand or create new leaves of absence on employers with at least a single employee.
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Posted in Time Off

Burdens Created by New Leaves of Absence

Even in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and a historic economic shock, the Legislature is considering legislation to increase the cost on employers of…

Several deadlines related to COBRA and ERISA special health plan enrollments have been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COBRA and ERISA Deadlines Extended

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury extended several employer-sponsored health plan-related deadlines, including those related…

California’s heat illness prevention standard applies to all outdoor workers, including those in construction.
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Posted in Heat Illness

As Temps Rise, Protect Your Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

As the first major heat wave of the season sends temperatures across California into the 100s, Cal/OSHA reminds all employers to review high temperature advisories…

Cal/OSHA has provided guidance on COVID-19-related employee training including cough and sneeze etiquette.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Expands Employer Injury and Illness Prevention Program Requirements

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, commonly known as Cal/OSHA, continues to modify rules and guidance for businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic….

Long Beach employers should review their existing policies and make necessary changes for the new COVID-19-related supplemental paid sick leave ordinance effective now.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Long Beach Joins Localities With COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave

On May 19, 2020, Long Beach became the sixth California locality to adopt a supplemental paid sick leave ordinance related to COVID-19. Passed as an…