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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...

Extension Likely for California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

By Melissa Whitehead | | August 31, 2022

We may finally have the answer to a question California employers have been asking all summer:  Yes, California’s COVID-19-related Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”) law will almost certainly be extended. In February 2022, Governor Newsom signed a bill requiring...

It’s Time to Stop Hiding from the CPRA

By Julia Melnicoe Insel | | August 16, 2022

It’s almost fall! As everything is rapidly becoming pumpkin-flavored, it’s time to face the music: the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) is coming for employers sooner than later. In case you’ve been in denial, the Legislature enacted the California Consumer...

California Voters Can Repeal PAGA in November 2024!

By Erika Frank and Jennifer Shaw | | August 11, 2022

The California Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) authorizes aggrieved employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves, other employees, and the State for certain Labor Code violations.  Since its enactment in 2004, California...

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