Category: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Posted in COBRA COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

American Rescue Plan Act COBRA Subsidy Model Notices, Guidance

Among the American Rescue Plan Act’s many provisions, it provides for 100 percent premium subsidies for health insurance continuation under the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

Hiring Mistakes Costs Up Sharply During COVID

Just about anyone who has worked in HR long enough has made a regrettable hiring decision. In fact, 95 percent of companies reported making mistakes…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies

Steps to Take for Safely Returning Employees to the Workplace

What COVID-19 safety measures do employers need to have in place before employees return to the workplace from remote work? Employers who are bringing their…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Is Back

On March 19, 2021, the Governor signed SB 95, bringing back the state’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave — with some big changes. SB 95…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Assembly Passes New Sick Leave Proposal; CalChamber-Led Coalition Opposes New Costly Mandate

The California Chamber of Commerce and more than 110 allied organizations are expressing strong opposition to two bills which passed the Assembly on Monday. AB 84 (Ting) and SB…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Brings More Financial Relief

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law, creating a third stimulus package since the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Upcoming Webinar on Transitioning Employees Back into the Workplace

Almost a year has passed since California’s COVID-19 lockdown. Offices and jobsites are on the brink of reopening, and businesses are ready to bring their…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Gathering Feedback on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) advisory committee’s February meetings on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard offer some hints as to the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disabilities Discrimination Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Released

On March 4, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated its COVID-19 guidance, addressing several vaccination-related questions. The updated guidance replaces…

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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Employee Quitting Due to COVID May Still Collect Unemployment

I have several employees who have quit for COVID-19-related reasons, including lack of child care and fear of being in the workplace. Why are they…