Archive for the ‘COVID-19 (Coronavirus)’ Category

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.

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 stay-at-home order. The order is retroactive to March 19, 2020, and extends through July 5, 2020. As California’s gradual reopening begins to enter Phase 2, the executive order extends workers’ […]

7 May 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Workers' Compensation - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

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 has extended the current deadline from June 30, 2020, to September 30, 2020, for employers with more than 100 employees to register with the CalSavers program. As previously reported, eligible […]

6 May 20 - Benefits, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

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.

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 500 or more employees nationally to provide supplemental paid sick leave to covered employees for qualifying COVID-19-related reasons. Following the City of Los Angeles, San Jose and San Francisco, this […]

4 May 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

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.

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 order is lifted? For disabled employees, would an employer have to automatically grant telework as a reasonable accommodation if the employees wish to continue the arrangement after the pandemic is […]

1 May 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Disabilities - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

Don’t forget about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) when developing an employee temperature check procedure!

Does the California Consumer Privacy Act Prevent Me From Checking Employees’ Temperatures?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our economy, business owners are trying their best to ensure that employees returning to the workplace are safe to resume their duties, particularly when those duties involve interactions with other people. For this reason, many businesses are implementing safety procedures that often include temperature checks for employees resuming […]

29 Apr 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Privacy - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »