• JANUARY 21, 2021 – LEGISLATIVE UPDATES FOR THE NEW YEAR
    California has enacted several major changes to labor and employment law in 2020. Below is our reminder to California employers to ensure that they are in compliance with the following new laws. SB 1383 Starting January 1, 2021, all employers with 5 or more employees are now subject to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). […]
  • JANUARY 8, 2021 – BREAKING: CAL/OSHA ISSUES MUCH NEEDED CLARIFICATIONS ON ITS EXCLUSION PAY
    On January 8, 2021, the Department of Industrial Relations issued much needed clarifications on its requirements that employers provide “exclusion pay” for employees who are exposed to COVID-19 at work. As a reminder, Cal/OSHA’s current standard is that an employer must continue to provide an employee’s pay and benefits if the employee is “able and […]
  • JANUARY 7, 2021 – CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS BEWARE: FFCRA COVID-19 PAY MAY BE OVER, BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO PAY UNDER CAL/OSHA
    The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) required all employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide 80 hours of paid leave for COVID-19-related reasons, which was set to expire on December 31, 2020. While Congress did extend the FFCRA, it did not extend the mandatory leave requirement. California also passed its own legislation, codified […]
  • DECEMBER 15, 2020 – CDPH UPDATED ITS COVID-19 QUARANTINE GUIDANCE
    The California Department of Public Health issued new guidance regarding COVID-19 quarantine procedures. All people who were in close contact with a COVID-19 case that are asymptomatic may discontinue quarantine after ten (10) days from the date of their last exposure, with or without testing. Close contact is still defined as being within six (6) […]
  • DECEMBER 7, 2020 – CALIFORNIA’S REGIONAL LOCKDOWN ORDER
    Governor Newsom announced his new plan to institute a second attempt at a statewide shutdown of small businesses, restaurants, and other entities that are incapable of operating primarily through online or other remote means. Under Governor Newsom’s directive, California has been split into five regions: Northern California: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, […]