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Welcome to Shaw Law Group, PC’s law blog. We focus on employment law developments, particularly in California. The posts below are current as of the date of the posting. 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.

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New COVID-19 Regulation Approved!

By Jennifer Shaw | | February 6, 2023

On February 3, 2023, the California Office of Administrative Law finally approved the COVID-19 Non-Emergency Regulation. The new regulation is effective until February 3, 2025, with recordkeeping requirements applicable through February 3, 2026. As you may recall, the...

New Equal Pay Act/SB 1162 FAQs

By Jennifer Shaw | | December 28, 2022

Well, we have a bit of clarification on SB 1162’s new pay scale disclosure requirements.  The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) updated the existing “California Equal Pay Act” FAQs a few days ago.  You can find them here. Here are some key take-aways from the...

COVID-19 Non-Emergency Regulation Approved

By Jennifer Shaw | | December 16, 2022

As predicted, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board last night adopted the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulation.  Notably, the current ETS will remain in effect while the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) reviews the new regulation, and will not expire on December...

New Cal/OSHA Non-Emergency COVID-19 Regulation Likely Effective on January 1, 2023

By Jennifer Shaw | | November 28, 2022

As you may recall, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board met on November 17, 2022, to discuss whether to revise the proposed non-emergency COVID-19 regulation that the Board will vote to approve at its next meeting on December 15, 2022.  Thankfully, the Board made clear that...

A Few Important Employment Law Updates

By Jennifer Shaw | | October 24, 2022

Wow.  Time flies.  I have been meaning to post this blog for a few weeks.  Anyway… Below are a few important employment law updates you should consider: The EEOC has issued a new “Know Your Rights Poster.”  You can access it here. Covered employers should disregard...

Yes, You Need to Update Your Employee Handbook!

By Julia Melnicoe Insel | | October 10, 2022

If you’re like us, you spent this past legislative session under the delusion that 2023 would be a breeze for employers.  “The Governor would never sign such a ridiculous bill creating a right to 5 days of bereavement leave!,” we told ourselves. We regret to report...

New COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave Poster

By Jennifer Shaw | | October 6, 2022

Here is a link to the new COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster in English and Spanish. You should post it/them immediately. Register now for our 26th Annual Employment Law Update. We will cover all of the new laws and rules for 2023 and beyond.

COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave Finally Extended!

By Jennifer Shaw | | September 30, 2022

Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 152 yesterday, which extends COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) through December 31, 2022. The new law also makes available grants to certain employers who pay out SPSL. SPSL provides full-time employees with one...

California Passes “Pay Transparency” Law

By Melissa Whitehead | | September 29, 2022

Governor Newsom has signed SB 1162, creating new obligations for employers in job postings and pay data reporting. Job Posting Requirements: SB 1162 requires employers with 15 or more employees to include a “pay scale” in job postings. A “Pay scale” is defined as,...

New Cannabis Protections for California Workers

By Jennifer Shaw | | September 22, 2022

Effective January 1, 2024, it will be unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment based upon: (1) a person’s use of cannabis off the job and away from the workplace, except for pre-employment...

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