California

URGENT CA Alert: A.B. 685 Compliance Notice of Possible Exposure

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Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

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CAL/OSHA’s Emergency Standard Compliance Checklist

[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 November 30th and effective immediately, Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations require employers to protect employees from diseases like the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Cal/OSHA has posted the following resources to help employers comply with these requirements and to provide workers information on …

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California SB 1159 Expands Presumption of Workers’ Compensation Liability for COVID-19 Illness Claims: Signed into Law on September 17, 2020

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Are We Obligated to Give Employees Time off from Work to Vote?

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URGENT CA: California Now Requires Reporting of Pay Data by Race and Gender for 2021

[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”]In an effort to address race and gender-based pay gaps, on September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 973 (SB 973) into law. Here is what you need to know:   SB 973 requires that California employers with …

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URGENT CA: California Family Rights Act Expanded

[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 Thursday, September 17th, 2020, Governor Newsom signed legislation that will greatly expand the California Family Rights Act in a manner that will impact both small and large California employers. The CFRA requires covered employers to provide up to 12 …

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CA: Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for California Employees Passed Into Law

[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”]On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed AB 1867 into law providing supplemental paid leave for California employees and codified provisions of Executive Order N-51-20 that had already provided paid sick leave for “food sector workers.”  California employers must take …

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URGENT: Guardian HR’s Simple Guide to Determine if your Business is Ready to Open

Guardian HR recommends you follow these steps to analyze whether or not your company is prepared to open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides continuing to follow the recommendations issued by state and local health departments when determining the most appropriate actions to take, you should pay particular attention to the five steps listed below: Consider …

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URGENT: COVID-19 Return to Work Checklist Supplement

This alert is a supplement designed to be a part of our previous COVID-19 Return to Work Checklist LAWlert: The health and economic conditions created by the COVID-19 crisis have caused unprecedented disruption in the workforce. Now, as some employers begin to bring employees back to work, they are faced with a new set of challenges. …

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