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An Important Form I-9 Development

By Megan Donaghey | | March 22, 2022

So, more COVID-19 related developments, but this time related to Form I-9 compliance.  The federal Department of Homeland Security announced recently that beginning on May 1, 2022, employers may no longer accept expired identity documents (listed in “List B” of the...

The EEOC’s New COVID-19 Caregiver Discrimination Guidance

By Jennifer Shaw | | March 21, 2022

Yes. More COVID-19 developments. On March 14, 2022, the federal EEOC released new guidance related to COVID-19 caregiver discrimination, “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Laws.” As part of the guidance, there...

Arbitration Agreements, Masks, and Supplemental Sick Leave

By Jennifer Shaw | | March 10, 2022

Ok. I am WAY behind writing about recent employment law developments.  I don’t know where the days (or nights!) go… So, here are a few things you should keep in mind: On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual...

DLSE Releases SB 114 FAQs

By Jennifer Shaw | | February 17, 2022

Yeah! The DLSE has published its FAQS for the new "COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave." Here's a link.  They don't answer all of the outstanding questions from SB 114, but provide helpful information regarding testing methods (hint: over-the-counter works!) and paystub...

DLSE’s SB 114 Notice Now Available

By Jennifer Shaw | | February 16, 2022

Yeah!  The DLSE has released its required notice in compliance with SB 114, the new "COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave" law for California employers with 26 or more employees. We are waiting for the FAQs and responses.  Stay tuned for more details.

Happy Valentine’s Day (and a few other things!)

By Jennifer Shaw | | February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day!  I know it's mostly a "Hallmark holiday," but I love it anyway.  It's a great time to think about loving ourselves, and feeling good about our contributions to the world.  And, time for a treat!  Here's a good reminder from Snoopy creator...

California COVID-19 Sick Leave is Back!

By Jennifer Shaw | | February 3, 2022

Well, it’s finally here. AB 84 was placed in print today. The Legislature has not approved it yet, but apparently will do so next week.  If approved, we expect the Governor to sign it without delay (and it will be effective within 10 days). (Of course, anything can...

COVID-19 Sick Leave Update

By Jennifer Shaw | | January 28, 2022

Ok.  So, it’s not much of an update.  Many firms are writing about the new California supplemental COVID-19 sick leave “law.” But, we don’t have a law yet.  Or any real language.  Or any timeline.  And, the proposed provisions have flip-flopped several times in the...

The “Shot-or-Test” Mandate for Large Employers is Dead

By Jennifer Shaw | | January 25, 2022

So, on January 26, 2022, the federal OSHA folks will withdraw President Biden’s vaccination-or-test mandate for employers with 100 or more workers.  All that worry for nothing… California employers, don’t forget about the updated Cal/OSHA ETS, which became effective...

EEOC Announces Deadline for 2021 for EEO-1 Reports and Changes

By Jennifer Shaw | | January 10, 2022

The EEOC announced last week that its data collection portal for 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 report is tentatively set to pen on April 12, 2022, with a deadline for employers to file EEO-1 reports by May 17, 2022.  Here’s a link to the EEOC's announcement. Keep in mind,...

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