Tag: COVID-19

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

DOL Helps Employers Calculate FFCRA Leave Hours, Rates

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its most recent guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The DOL is working hard to…

San Francisco’s Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance (PHELO) addresses the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) coverage gap.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

San Francisco’s New Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance

On April 17, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed signed the Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance (PHELO). The emergency ordinance seeks to address the Families…

Employers need to maintain proper documentation to claim the new tax credits from the IRS.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Reminder: Properly Document FFCRA Leave to Claim Tax Credits

Employers are becoming familiar with the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provides new COVID-19-related federal emergency paid sick leave and emergency family…

Grocery store workers are eligible to receive COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

COVID-19 Prompts Extra Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers

On April 16, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-51-20, creating a COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave that requires employers, who are covered by Industrial…

San Jose’s emergency sick leave ordinance is now in effect.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

San Jose Adopts COVID-19-Related Emergency Sick Leave Ordinance

On April 7, 2020, San Jose’s City Council approved a temporary sick-leave ordinance, requiring certain private employers to provide paid sick leave to eligible employees…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disabilities

Reasonable Accommodations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 changes the employment law landscape, government agencies continue to provide guidance on many commonplace compliance issues that are now causing confusion for employers….

Remind employees to practice good ergonomic habits to avoid injury.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Working from Home? Helpful Ergonomic Tips for You and Your Employees

Have you and your employees been working from home the last few weeks? Do your eyes feel strained or your back and neck feel stuck…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

LA County Extends ‘Safer at Home’ Order; Requires Social Distancing Protocol for Essential Businesses

As previously reported, many localities have been revising their shelter-in-place orders, not only extending their duration but also imposing additional requirements on those essential businesses…

Pet co-workers have fewer wage and hour obligations.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Exempt/Nonexempt

Wage and Hour Considerations for Remote Workers

How do an employer’s pay obligations differ when an hourly/nonexempt employee is working remotely from home? It’s important to keep in mind that when having…

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti signs COVID-19-related emergency orders for supplemental paid sick leave, worker protections and grocery, retail and food delivery scheduling.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

LA Mayor Signs COVID-19-Related Emergency Orders on Paid Sick Leave, Worker Protection

On April 7, 2020, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed three different emergency orders aimed at protecting workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supplemental Paid Sick…