Posts Tagged ‘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.

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 extends workers’ compensation benefits to employees who contract COVID-19 while working outside their homes. The order created a rebuttable presumption that workers meeting certain criteria who contract COVID-19 did so […]

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

Oakland’s emergency paid sick leave ordinance imposes some additional requirements on employers already covered by the FFCRA.

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 additional paid sick leave to employees who need time off for COVID-19-related reasons. The Oakland ordinance coverage includes large employers with 500 or more employees who are excluded from the […]

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

[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 their shelter-in-place orders, employers across the state are thinking about how to comply with evolving workplace guidelines so that employees and customers can return safely. “While it’s challenging to plan […]

15 May 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Los Angeles City and County have each passed two similar ordinances providing legal protections to workers.

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 COVID-19 pandemic. Los Angeles County followed suit, and, on May 12, 2020, adopted their own two ordinances. These ordinances provide legal protections to certain workers when businesses change ownership or […]

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

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 collection to when filers are likely to have resumed more normal operations. You may remember that last year, the 2018 EEO-1 filing deadline was delayed and extended due to the […]

13 May 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Reporting Requirements - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »