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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

Agricultural Employers Challenge Cal OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Prevention

At the end of 2020, California approved the Division of Occupational Safety & Health’s (“Cal OSHA”) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). Among the many requirements in the new ETS, Cal OSHA imposed a performance-based obligation on employers to establish and implement an effective COVID-19 Prevention Program, COVID-19 preventive measures (e.g., social distancing and mandatory use... Continue Reading…
January 11, 2021

Agricultural Employers Challenge Cal OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Prevention

At the end of 2020, California approved the Division of Occupational Safety & Health’s (“Cal OSHA”) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). Among the many requirements in the new ETS, Cal OSHA imposed a performance-based obligation on employers to establish and implement an effective COVID-19 Prevention Program, COVID-19 preventive measures (e.g., social distancing and mandatory use... Continue Reading
January 11, 2021

Agricultural Employers Challenge Cal OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Prevention

At the end of 2020, California approved the Division of Occupational Safety & Health’s (“Cal OSHA”) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). Among the many requirements in the new ETS, Cal OSHA imposed a performance-based obligation on employers to establish and implement an effective COVID-19 Prevention Program, COVID-19 preventive measures (e.g., social distancing and mandatory use...… Continue Reading
January 11, 2021

Governor Signs Legislation Extending Period to File a Discrimination or Retaliation Complaint with California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement – Labor Commissioner

On September 30, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1947, which extends the period to file a discrimination or retaliation complaint to one year with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) or better known as the Labor Commissioner. Before the passage of this legislation, employees alleging they had been discharged or otherwise discriminated... Continue Reading
October 1, 2020

California Labor Commissioner Releases FAQ and Model Notices for Statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On September 9, 2020, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 1867 (“AB 1867”) which mandated both food sector employers and other industries, including employers with 500 or more employees, to provide supplemental paid sick leave (“COVID-19 Supplemental PSL”). The California Labor Commissioner, charged with enforcement of the new laws, has issued a Frequently Asked Questions Page... Continue Reading…
September 16, 2020

California Labor Commissioner Releases FAQ and Model Notices for Statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On September 9, 2020, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 1867 (“AB 1867”) which mandated both food sector employers and other industries, including employers with 500 or more employees, to provide supplemental paid sick leave (“COVID-19 Supplemental PSL”). The California Labor Commissioner, charged with enforcement of the new laws, has issued a Frequently Asked Questions Page... Continue Reading
September 16, 2020

Governor Signs New Law Providing Statewide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and More

On September 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867 (“AB 1867”) which has three new laws combined into one bill. The bill covers supplemental sick leave requirements, a pilot mediation program for small employers, and mandated hand washing requirements for food workers. Food Sector Workers Supplemental Sick Leave When Governor Newsom issued Executive Order... Continue Reading…
September 11, 2020

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