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  • City of Inglewood Passes Healthcare Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance

    Over the summer, several cities considered and even passed a $25.00 minimum wage for healthcare workers. The Cities of Inglewood and Duarte sent the ordinances for consideration to voters. Only the City of Inglewood measure was successful The new $25.00 minimum wage applies to private-sector healthcare workers who work in hospitals, integrated health systems, and... Continue Reading
    December 16, 2022
  • Industry Minimum Wage Increases On The Ballot in Some California Cities  

    As the dust settles after another active California legislative session, employers still have more legislation to be on the lookout for by way of ballot measures. In the midterm elections this year, several cities in California will be voting on regulations that will impact employers. Over the summer, several California cities considered, and some passed... Continue Reading
    November 8, 2022
  • $25.00 Minimum Wage for Healthcare Workers Will It Go Viral? Which New Laws Are Stayed?

    At the start of June 2022, the City of Los Angeles approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage for certain healthcare workers at privately-owned healthcare facilities within the city. Since June, more cities have passed nearly identical ordinances. There is also a push for a California statewide healthcare minimum wage. However, no formal bill...
    August 29, 2022
  • $25.00 Minimum Wage for Healthcare Workers Will It Go Viral? Which New Laws Are Stayed?

    At the start of June 2022, the City of Los Angeles approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage for certain healthcare workers at privately-owned healthcare facilities within the city. Since June, more cities have passed nearly identical ordinances. All ordinances apply only to privately owned healthcare facilities including: General acute care hospitals; Acute psychiatric... Continue Reading
    August 29, 2022
  • California Mandates COVID-19 Booster for Workers in Health Care, Adult Care Facilities and Direct Care by February 1, 2022

    Over the summer as California saw a rise in COVID-19 cases, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued orders mandating vaccinations of health care workers and workers in adult care facilities and direct care workers. With cases again on the rise, the state has issued two, updated mandates that cover: (1) health care workers;... Continue Reading
    December 23, 2021
  • California Face Covering and Vaccine Requirement Round-Up

    In June, with much fanfare, California announced it was reopening and lifting many of the COVID-19 restrictions that had been in place through state executive and health department orders. However, as there have been surges of COVID-19 across the state, many state and local orders requiring COVID-19 controls have changed in response. Mask mandates and... Continue Reading
    August 30, 2021
  • California Court of Appeal Ruling Could Severely Restrict Employment Background Checks

    California employers should review their employment background check procedures in light of recent developments. The California Court of Appeal recently ruled in All of Us or None of Us v. Hamrick that an individual’s date of birth and driver’s license number cannot be used as data identifying a criminal defendant in public records.  The ruling... Continue Reading
    July 21, 2021
  • Employers Receive Clarification From California Labor Commissioner Through Updated FAQs regarding 2021 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

    The COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave statute was signed into law a month ago and, despite a FAQ issued by the California Labor Commissioner, employers were faced with uncertainty as to whether their employees’ leave requests qualified under the statute.  Fortunately, the Labor Commissioner has updated its FAQs to provide further clarity to employers. Read more... Continue Reading
    April 23, 2021
  • Employers Receive Clarification From California Labor Commissioner Through Updated FAQs regarding 2021 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

    The COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave statute was signed into law a month ago and, despite a FAQ issued by the California Labor Commissioner, employers were faced with uncertainty as to whether their employee’s leave request qualified under the statute.  Fortunately, the Labor Commissioner has updated its FAQs to provide further clarity to employers. Reasons... Continue Reading
    April 23, 2021
  • Congressional Democrats Advance Pro-Labor Initiatives with Reintroduction of the PRO Act

    With President Biden charting a fundamentally different course in labor relations, employers should monitor developments taking place. In less than three weeks, Washington saw President Biden’s firing of National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel Peter Robb, removal of Robb’s Deputy General Counsel Alice Stock, and appointment of Peter Sung Ohr as acting General Counsel... Continue Reading
    February 11, 2021

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