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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,…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Oakland Right to Recall Ordinance Targets Airport, Hospitality, Event Center, Restaurant Workers

On July 21, 2020, Oakland’s City Council adopted an industry-specific “Hospitality and Travel Worker Right to Recall Ordinance,” requiring airport hospitality businesses, hotels, restaurants and…

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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) Form I-9

COVID-19 and a New Hire’s Expired Identity Document

We just hired an employee who doesn’t have a current identity document. Her driver license expired on April 1, and she says that she hasn’t…

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Posted in Independent Contractor

California Labor Commissioner Files First Lawsuit Enforcing AB 5

Earlier this month, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office filed its first lawsuit to enforce AB 5, which requires employers to use the “ABC” test to…

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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 COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California DFEH Updates COVID-19 FAQs

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has updated their COVID-19 guidance. Employers — be sure to add this update to your library…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

San Mateo County’s COVID-19-Related Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

As previously reported, San Mateo County recently adopted an urgency ordinance requiring employers to provide temporary emergency paid sick for leave related to COVID-19. The…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California Releases ‘Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening’

On July 24, 2020, when the reported number of COVID-19 cases in California surpassed 425,000, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new playbook — called the…

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…