Category: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Reminder: Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Requirements, Employee Access

Businesses continue to strive and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, modifying their operations to conform to the ever-changing government workplace safety orders and guidance. In…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA

Calculating Leave Eligibility When Company Closed Temporarily

Our company shut down in March due to the coronavirus, and then reopened the first of June. Now one of my employees is asking to…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

California Counties Ramp Up COVID-19 Health Orders Enforcement

As COVID-19 cases surged and California “re-dimmed,” the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) began stepping up COVID-19 health orders enforcement using a task…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Heat Illness

High Heat Warnings: How to Keep Outdoor Workers Safe

As California experiences record-breaking temperatures — excessive heat warnings and watches have been issued throughout California, including Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

More California Cities and Counties Adopting COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

What are the latest cities/counties that have enacted sick leave ordinances for COVID-19 purposes? In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and since the federal Families First…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Safe Reopening for Workers, Employers’ FAQs Answered

On July 28, 2020, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) issued guidance, “Safe Reopening FAQs for Workers and Employers,” addressing a number of workplace-related…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

California Labor Commissioner Enforcing Food Sector Workers Emergency Paid Sick Leave Order

As previously reported, on April 16, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order (EO) N-51-20, providing supplemental paid sick leave to food sector workers along…

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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…