California

URGENT CA: California Pay Transparency 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, SB 1162 was signed into law, which aligns California with a growing national trend mandating pay transparency in the workplace. This sweeping new law imposes two significant requirements on covered employers: job-posting requirements and pay data disclosures. The law requires public and private employers with 15 or more employees to include …

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EEOC Releases Updated “Know Your Rights” Poster

On October 19, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the ‘Know Your Rights’ poster, which updates and replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster. Covered employers are required by federal law to prominently display the poster at their work sites. The EEOC’s web page for the poster provides information about where …

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URGENT CA: California Extends the Supplemental Paid Sick Leave through December 31, 2022

AB 152 extends the California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (CA SPSL) rights until December 31, 2022.  Although the time in which workers may use COVID-19 supplemental leave will be extended by three months, this Bill does not provide additional leave time for those employees who have already exhausted their COVID-19-related leave time in 2022. Under …

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URGENT CA: California Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate Statewide December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022

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URGENT CA: California Updates Premium Payments for Meal and Rest Break Violations

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]On July 15, the California Supreme Court issued a decision that will increase California employers’ potential liability for missed meal, rest and recovery breaks. In that decision (Ferra V. Lowes Hollywood Hotel LLC.), the Court unanimously held that employers …

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URGENT CA: Minimum Wage Rate Changes Effective July 1

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]On July 1, 2021, the minimum wage rate will increase in a number of cities/counties across California, including Los Angeles and San Francisco:   Alameda   Berkely  $16.32 Emeryville  $17.13 Fremont  $15.25 (Large Employers), $15.00 (Small Employers) Los Angeles  …

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URGENT CA: Cal/OSHA Issues Guidance on Fully Vaccinated Employees

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]On May 5, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health—known as Cal/OSHA—issued much-awaited FAQs, which provide clarity on whether employers must continue to exclude fully vaccinated employees from the workplace if they were exposed to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case (at …

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CA: Ninth Circuit Applies AB 5 Against Interstate Motor Carriers

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]Synopsis: Back in January 2020, a federal district court enjoined the State of California from enforcing AB 5 against interstate motor carriers. Now, in a split 2-1 decision, a Ninth Circuit panel has reversed the district court, on the …

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CA: Side by Side Comparison of COVID-19 Paid Leave in California

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]Guardian HR has put together a comparison chart of California laws on paid family leave, paid sick leave, 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and voluntary leave under FFCRA as amended by the American Rescue Plan (ARPA). The California …

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CA: California Counties Vote on Extending and Expanding Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.5″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″]On January 26, 2021, the counties of Los Angeles and Sonoma in California voted on the expansion and extension of California’s Supplemental Paid Sick Leave.   For Los Angeles, the County Board of Supervisors has voted to expand and extend …

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