Category: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The DIR has now provided some guidance, in the form of questions and answers, on the implementation of California’s new worker’s compensation executive order.
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New Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19 Guidance

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted a Question and Answer page clarifying certain aspects of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-62-20, which…

Oakland’s emergency paid sick leave ordinance imposes some additional requirements on employers already covered by the FFCRA.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Oakland Adopts Emergency COVID-19-Related Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On May 12, 2020, the Oakland City Council unanimously passed the Emergency Paid Sick Leave for Oakland Employees ordinance, effective immediately upon adoption, to provide…

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[May 21 Webinar] Creating a Return to Work Plan for Your California Employees

On May 7, 2020, Governor Newsom released industry guidance allowing for a gradual reopening of California’s economy. As California and its localities begin to modify…

Los Angeles City and County have each passed two similar ordinances providing legal protections to workers.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Los Angeles City and County Adopt Worker Retention, Right of Recall Ordinances

On April 29, 2020, the City of Los Angeles adopted two ordinances to provide legal protections to workers during the economic upheaval resulting from the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Reporting Requirements

EEO Data Collections Delayed Due to COVID-19

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that due to the COVID-19 emergency, it will delay opening the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data…

Specific reopening guidance is available for each industry, although many guidance elements are the same across industries.
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California Guidance Helps Lower-Risk Workplaces Gradually Reopen

On Friday, May 8, California entered Stage 2 of its COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap, in which retail establishments (offering curbside pickup and delivery only), and related…

Governor Newsom’s new executive order providing workers’ compensation benefits for workers who contract COVID-19 during the stay-at-home order is retroactive to March 19, 2020.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Extended for COVID-19

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-62-20,  extending workers’ compensation benefits to employees who contract COVID-19 while working outside of their homes during California’s…

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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CalSavers Large Employer Registration Deadline Extended

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly change California’s regulatory landscape. To help employers through these uncertain times, the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board…

Los Angeles County’s ordinance is aimed at employers who are not already covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) or Executive Order N-51-20.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

New Unincorporated LA County COVID-19-Related Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On April 28, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an interim urgency ordinance that went into effect immediately and requires employers with…

An employer may restore all the employee’s essential duties after the immediate crisis has passed, and then evaluate requests for accommodations under the usual ADA rules.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disabilities

Telework During Pandemic Could Affect Future Remote Work Requests

If an employer allows employees to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic, will the employer have to allow them to continue teleworking after the California shelter-in-place…