Tag: COVID-19

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

Hiring Mistakes Costs Up Sharply During COVID

Just about anyone who has worked in HR long enough has made a regrettable hiring decision. In fact, 95 percent of companies reported making mistakes…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies

Steps to Take for Safely Returning Employees to the Workplace

What COVID-19 safety measures do employers need to have in place before employees return to the workplace from remote work? Employers who are bringing their…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Assembly Passes New Sick Leave Proposal; CalChamber-Led Coalition Opposes New Costly Mandate

The California Chamber of Commerce and more than 110 allied organizations are expressing strong opposition to two bills which passed the Assembly on Monday. AB 84 (Ting) and SB…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Brings More Financial Relief

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law, creating a third stimulus package since the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Upcoming Webinar on Transitioning Employees Back into the Workplace

Almost a year has passed since California’s COVID-19 lockdown. Offices and jobsites are on the brink of reopening, and businesses are ready to bring their…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Gathering Feedback on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) advisory committee’s February meetings on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard offer some hints as to the…

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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Employee Quitting Due to COVID May Still Collect Unemployment

I have several employees who have quit for COVID-19-related reasons, including lack of child care and fear of being in the workplace. Why are they…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Provides Model Template for COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Where can I find a copy or example of a COVID-19 Prevention Plan? In conjunction with the recent adoption of the COVID-19 emergency regulations, the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

New Sonoma County COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Applies to All Employers

As you may recall, on January 26, 2021, Sonoma County revised and extended its COVID-19 paid sick leave ordinance. The urgency ordinance took effect immediately…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Santa Rosa Latest to Extend COVID-19-Related Paid Sick Leave

On February 2, 2021, Santa Rosa’s City Council adopted a newly revised local urgency ordinance, replacing the initial ordinance that was in place July 7,…