Tag: coronavirus

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

California Cities’ and Counties’ ‘Shelter in Place’ Orders Evolve

As previously reported, in March, several California counties issued “shelter in place” orders as an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as…

Cal/OSHA has compiled and posted extensive guidance recommendations and requirements from many sources to assist the employer during this time.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Guide to Safety/Health Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak

As an employer, where can I find safety and health information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting my ability to do business? The…

Employers covered by San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) and/or Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) can breathe a sigh of relief.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

San Francisco Cancels Employer Reporting, Issues Paid Sick Leave Guidance Related to COVID-19

Attention, San Francisco employers! The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) released two updates — one regarding their Employer Annual Reporting Form and the other…

The new FFCRA regulations require employees to provide notice to their employers about their need to take either paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Time Off

Required FFCRA Documentation, Recordkeeping for New Federal Paid Leave (COVID-19)

The new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has dominated employers’ attention with its provisions for emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical…

The city of Los Angeles’ new ordinance would cover employers with 500 or more employees nationally.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Los Angeles City Council Approves Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance to provide supplemental paid sick leave to workers affected by COVID-19, commonly…

No April Fools’ Day joke – new federal paid sick leave and expanded FMLA law is effective today!
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Posters and Notices Time Off

Reminder: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Now Effective

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), federal legislation President Trump signed on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave (PSL) and emergency family and…

The COVID-19 national emergency declaration has affected the H-1B Visa process.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

COVID-19 Impacts H-1B Visa Applications, Processing

As of noon, Eastern time on March 20, the initial (and brand-spankin’ new) 2021 H-1B Visa application process officially closed, and the U.S. Citizenship and…

The CalWARN Act guidance provides additional clarification on the requirements employers must satisfy in order to qualify for the 60 days’ notice requirement suspension.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Termination

Guidance on Temporary CalWARN Suspension for COVID-19

As previously reported, on March 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order temporarily suspending the notice requirements of California’s Worker Adjustment and…

The U.S. DOL has released their “first guidance” on the FFCRA, including a FAQs.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Posters and Notices Time Off

Guidance and Poster Issued for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

After President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave…

Read about taking employees’ temperatures and other employment information from the DFEH.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Discrimination Workplace Safety

DFEH Issues Employment Information on COVID-19

As California is working to slow the spread of the COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)…