Category: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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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 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…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Remote Working on Holidays Surges

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and employees who previously worked in an office environment now work remotely, reports show that Americans have been putting in…

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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 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

New Executive Order, COVID-19 Quarantine CDPH Guidance

On December 14, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-84-20, addressing a number of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including updating…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Now In Effect

On Monday, November 30, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law approved the new COVID-19 emergency regulation, which went into effect immediately. As previously reported, the…