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Welcome to Shaw Law Group, PC’s law blog. We focus on employment law developments, particularly in California. Nothing in this forum should be construed as legal advice, cause it isn’t. Please consult your regular counsel or hire us! Also – this is a public website, so communications are not privileged. Copyright Shaw Law Group, PC © 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017. All rights reserved.


President Biden Directs National Vaccinate/Test Mandate

By Jennifer Shaw | | September 9, 2021

On September 9, 2021, President Biden directed the U.S. Department of Labor to issue a regulation requiring organizations with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees are either “fully vaccinated” or test negative for COVID-19 at least once a week. OSHA will...

More About the Cuomo Investigation

By Jennifer Shaw | | August 10, 2021

Many of you have commented about my post last week on the investigation into Governor Cuomo’s workplace conduct.  You pointed out that the external investigators made legal findings related to the Governor’s conduct (i.e., that he engaged in “sexually harassing...

The IRS Expands Leave Covered by the American Rescue Plan Act

By Jennifer Shaw | | August 10, 2021

The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides tax credits to covered employers who provide certain sick and family leave wages to employees between April 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021. On July 29, 2021, the IRS updated...

California Issues the First Mandatory Vaccination Order

By Jennifer Shaw | | August 6, 2021

On August 5, 2021, the California Department of Public Health issued the first mandatory vaccination order in the country.  The order applies to all workers (paid and unpaid) who provide services or work in “health care facilities,” such as acute care hospitals, adult...

The Cuomo Investigation is Done…Now What?

By Jennifer Shaw | | August 4, 2021

On Tuesday, the New York Attorney General’s Office released a report of the office’s investigation regarding sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo.  As most of you probably know, several women accused Cuomo of inappropriate sexual conduct. ...

“Long-COVID” Covered by the ADA

By Jennifer Shaw | | July 29, 2021

The federal Departments of Health and Human Services and Justice issued guidance recently regarding “long COVID,” a condition afflicting some COVID-19 victims.  “Long haulers,” as they sometimes are called, continue to experience serious symptoms long after their...

Another Important Overtime Decision

By Jennifer Shaw | | July 23, 2021

Gulp.  I went on vacation and missed an important wage-hour decision.  Here’s what you need to know… In Levanoff v. Dragas, the California Court of Appeal surprised many of us and upheld an employer’s calculation of overtime due to non-exempt employees using the “rate...

Pay Rest/Meal Premiums at the “Regular Rate”

By Jennifer Shaw | | July 15, 2021

California employers should be familiar with Labor Code section 226.7, which requires the payment of a one-hour premium to non-exempt employees who do not receive compliant rest breaks and meal periods. The language in section 226.7 (c), however, has been the subject...

Yes, It’s Hot!

By Jennifer Shaw | | July 15, 2021

With record hot temperatures throughout California, employers must protect employees who work outdoors from heat illness.  Cal/OSHA issued a reminder last week about its heat illness prevention standard, which applies to all outdoor worksites. To prevent heat illness,...

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