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California’s Statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave is Back and Expanded

Governor Newsom has signed Senate Bill 95, which resurrects the statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave that expired at the end of 2020. The bill takes effect immediately but provides a 10-day grace period for employers to start providing sick leave. The new law also applies retroactively to January 1, 2021 and will remain in... Continue Reading
March 19, 2021

California’s Statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave is Back and Expanded

Governor Newsom has signed Senate Bill 95, which resurrects the statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave that expired at the end of 2020. The bill takes effect immediately but provides a 10-day grace period for employers to start providing sick leave. The new law also applies retroactively to January 1, 2021 and will remain in... Continue Reading…
March 19, 2021

Updated Guidance from California’s DFEH at the One Year Mark of the Pandemic

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the agency charged with administering California’s employment discrimination statute and regulations, has updated its COVID-19 guidance for employers. The updates cover many issues that employers had been struggling with during the pandemic, including: COVID-19 Inquiries and Protective Equipment Employees with COVID-19 Symptoms or Infection Job-Protected Leave Reasonable... Continue Reading…
March 10, 2021

Updated Guidance from California’s DFEH at the One Year Mark of the Pandemic

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the agency charged with administering California’s employment discrimination statute and regulations, has updated its COVID-19 guidance for employers. The updates cover many issues that employers had been struggling with during the pandemic, including: COVID-19 Inquiries and Protective Equipment Employees with COVID-19 Symptoms or Infection Job-Protected Leave Reasonable Accommodations... Continue Reading
March 10, 2021

Updated Guidance from California’s DFEH at the One Year Mark of the Pandemic

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the agency charged with administering California’s employment discrimination statute and regulations, has updated its COVID-19 guidance for employers. The updates cover many issues that employers had been struggling with during the pandemic, including: COVID-19 Inquiries and Protective Equipment Employees with COVID-19 Symptoms or Infection Job-Protected Leave Reasonable... Continue Reading
March 10, 2021

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave in 2021

In 2020, employers with employees in California were inundated with new compliance requirements brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. It seemed that another local government or the state passed a COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave requirement nearly every month.  These supplemental sick leave benefits applied to employees who were not covered by the federal Families... Continue Reading…
January 27, 2021

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave in 2021

In 2020, employers with employees in California were inundated with new compliance requirements brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. It seemed that another local government or the state passed a COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave requirement nearly every month.  These supplemental sick leave benefits applied to employees who were not covered by the federal Families... Continue Reading
January 27, 2021

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave in 2021

In 2020, employers with employees in California were inundated with new compliance requirements brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. It seemed that another local government or the state passed a COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave requirement nearly every month.  These supplemental sick leave benefits applied to employees who were not covered by the federal Families... Continue Reading
January 27, 2021

New Year, New Rates for CA EDD Benefits and Under the San Francisco Paid Family Leave Ordinance

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released the Voluntary Plan Employee Contribution and Benefit Rates for 2021. Employers are required to withhold and send state disability contributions to the EDD. The 2021 rates are as follows: Employee Contribution Rate 1.2% Taxable Wage Ceiling (per employee per year) $128,298.00 Maximum Contribution (per employee per year)... Continue Reading
January 5, 2021

California Issues Limited Shelter-In-Place Order Effective November 21st

Only a week ago Governor Newsom “pulled the brake” on California’s reopening, including issuing a travel advisory. However, as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the California Department of Public Health (“the Department”) has issued a limited stay-at-home order that will go into effect Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PST. The... Continue Reading…
November 20, 2020

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