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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. So, please consult your lawyer or hire us! (We typically represent employers, not employees). Also – this is a public website, so communications are not privileged. Copyright Shaw Law Group, PC © 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017. All rights reserved.

 

Employee Recall Bill Signed

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

On April 16, 2021, California Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 93, which is effective immediately. The new law requires certain employers to recall workers laid-off for reasons related to COVID-19 if and when positions become available. Which Employers are Covered...

Preparing for COVID-19 Compliance Inspections: The Basics

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office recently cited a southern California gymnastics club for $ 1.3 million for various wage and hour violations. The Labor Commissioner discovered the violations during a COVID-19 compliance inspection. In addition, OSHA recently...

California’s New Supplemental COVID-19 Sick Pay

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

Governor Newsom signed AB 95 last week, which is effective on March 29, 2021.  Below are the new law’s basic requirements. Q: When is SB 95 effective?  A: March 29, 2021, but retroactive to January 1, 2021 (see below); ends on September 30, 2021. Q: Which employers...

Alert: DFEH Announces a New Pregnancy and Bonding Leave “App”

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

On March 24, 2021, the DFEH released its new interactive "app," designed to help employees and employers understand their pregnancy and/or baby bonding leave rights and obligations under California law. The interactive program provides a customized report specific to...

Answers to FAQS about the American Rescue Plan Act

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law last week, and our phones have not stopped ringing! Below are responses to our clients’ most frequently asked questions about the new law. Q: What are the ARPA’s workplace-related provisions? A: The...

New COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave Poster and FAQs

By Jennifer Shaw | | March 23, 2021

SB 95 is effective on March 29, 2021. The DLSE issued the required poster here and FAQs here. Employers may distribute the poster electronically.  Stay tuned for more details about the new law.

Alert: EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

The EEOC announced that the online filing system for EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open at the end of April 2021, as previously announced. The big news, though, is that the data collection will remain open until July 2021. Exact dates and deadlines will be...

NEW CALIFORNIA COVID-19 SICK LEAVE

By Jennifer Shaw | | March 18, 2021

The California Legislature approved a measure today that will require all employers with more than 25 employees to provide COVID-19 related sick leave in 2021. The legislation will be effective 10 days after Governor Newsom signs it, which we expect to happen within...

The “New” FFCRA

By Jennifer Shaw | | March 15, 2021

The FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020. The 2021 “Consolidated Appropriations Act” then extended the available tax credits to covered employers (those with fewer than 500 employers) if they voluntarily continue FFCRA benefits through March 31, 2021. President Biden’s...

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