• MARCH 29, 2021 – IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT STARTING A NEW CORPORATION TO DISCHARGE A DEBT OR COURT JUDGMENT FROM A LABOR CODE VIOLATION, THINK AGAIN – CALIFORNIA JUST TIGHTENED THE RULES.
    In 2020, the California Legislature enacted a series of employment reforms that may affect our clients’ businesses.  Of particular importance was AB 3075, which was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, 2020, and effective as of January 1, 2021 as Labor Code § 200.3, which expands the applicability of the doctrine of successor […]
  • MARCH 25, 2021 – CAUTION: FARM LABOR CONTRACTORS BE ADVISED REGARDING YOUR LICENSES
    According to the new Labor Commissioner for the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement (“DLSE”), Liz Whoo, the current plan for Farm Labor Contractors to renew, and or apply for new, licenses is as follows: “The Farm Labor Contractor will be required to pay for a new registration period if the period has passed [from […]
  • MARCH 22, 2021 – GOVERNOR NEWSOME SIGNS NEW COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE LAW
    On March 19, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 95, which created new COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“Supplemental PSL”) requirements for all California employers with more than 25 employees during 2021. The new Supplemental PSL law has been codified in Labor Code sections 248.2 and 248.3. California’s new Supplemental PSL law […]
  • MARCH 12, 2021 – EMPLOYERS BEWARE: DO NOT MANDATE COVID-19 VACCINATION!
    On March 4, 2021, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released an updated FAQ regarding DFEH Employment Information on COVID-19. The DFEH stated that “an employer may require employees to receive an FDA-approved vaccination against COVID-19 infection,” subject to reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices that prevent […]
  • SOCIAL SECURITY MISMATCH AND IMMIGRATION OBLIGATIONS
                Notification that an employee’s name and Social Security Number (SSN) do not match can come in many forms, including a “no match” letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA), a garnishment, or even a complaint from a third party who claims their SSN has been stolen.  Employers still must be aware of their legal […]