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San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance Now “Friendly” to Teleworkers

By Jennifer Shaw and Erika Frank | | July 27, 2022

The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) recently amended its Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (FFWO) to address teleworking employees. Here’s the scoop… Employers with 20 or more employees (regardless of location) that have a “business...

New CDPH COVID-19 Order Changes Key Definitions

By Erika Frank | | June 29, 2022

Just when we thought we had mastered the glossary of COVID-19 terms, earlier this month the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an Order changing the definitions of “close-contact,” and the “infections period.” “Close contact” no longer means being...

U.S. Supreme Court Permits Carefully Crafted Agreements to Arbitrate PAGA Claims

By Jennifer Shaw | | June 16, 2022

In a bit of welcome news, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana.  As you may recall, this case involved whether a California employer may include in an arbitration agreement a waiver of representative...

IRS Mileage Rate Increases

By Erika Frank | | June 13, 2022

To account for the high price of gasoline, the Internal Revenue Service is increasing the mileage reimbursement rate for business travel from $.585 to $.625 per mile.  This increase takes effect on July 1, and will extend through the end of December.  Historically,...

California Employment Bills on the Move!

By Erika Frank | | June 6, 2022

The California Legislature is halfway through the session, and to no surprise, lawmakers are considering several employment-related bills. Of course, nothing is final before Governor Newsom’s signature, but now is a good time to assess what the future may hold. Below...

Hiring Minors

By Megan Donaghey | | May 24, 2022

Summer is almost here!  With schools wrapping up their academic calendars, some high school students will soon be looking for summer jobs. And with the labor market as tight as it is, some employers who have not previously hired minors may be looking to do so to fill...

Employers Must Treat Labor Code Section 226.7 Premiums as ‘Wages’

By Jennifer Shaw | | May 23, 2022

Happy Monday! California law requires employers to provide meal and rest periods to most non-exempt employees.  If an employer does not provide eligible employees with the opportunity to take those meal and rest periods, then Labor Code section 226.7 requires the...

Cal/OSHA Releases FAQs for Revised ETS

By Jennifer Shaw | | May 9, 2022

This past weekend, Cal/OSHA released updated Frequently Asked Questions and fact sheets for the third iteration of the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS).   The current version of the ETS is effective from May 6, 2022, through December 31, 2022. ...

Cal/OSHA Adopts Final Version of ETS

By Jennifer Shaw | | April 22, 2022

As expected, Cal/OSHA approved the revised ETS yesterday, which will replace the current version set to expire on May 5, 2022. The new version will remain in effect (unless modified by an executive order) through December 31, 2022. You can find the revised language...

Telework Lawsuits: Keep Your Fingers Crossed

By Jennifer Shaw | | April 20, 2022

Well. We all knew it would happen. Employees in droves are suing their employers for expenses they incurred while working from home during COVID-19. Unfortunately, most of the cases in California are class actions and/or PAGA claims, both of which are incredibly...

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