On October 4, a California jury rendered a stunning, unanimous verdict of $136.9 million against Tesla in favor of Owen Diaz, a former employee of a Tesla subcontractor, for Tesla’s…

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On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed two Executive Orders mandating COVID-19 vaccines for federal employees and for employees of federal contractors, and also signaled that…

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Several Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma counties, as well as the city of Berkeley, have joined Los Angeles, Sacramento,…

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**UPDATE** August 3, 2021 — – Bay Area Reinstates Indoor Masking For All, Regardless of Vaccination Status *** **UPDATE** July 16, 2021 — – Los Angeles County Reinstates Indoor Masking For…

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Widespread confusion about the conflicting guidelines coming from federal, state, and local authorities on how to safely reopen the workplace has left many employers scratching their heads. •  To mask…

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** UPDATE** August 3, 2021 – See the latest on mask guidelines HERE * * * June 11, 2021: Employers Advised To Maintain Current Policies Pending June 17 Meeting In yet…

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On March 19, 2021, Governor Newsom injected new life into previously expired statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) benefits. By signing Senate Bill (SB) 95, eligible California employers must…

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Are you an employer and finding yourself lost in the sea of confusing and complicated recent COVID-19 regulations? On February 18th, 2021, attorneys from Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP presented a webinar…

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On Dec. 14, 2020, Hirschfeld Kraemer’s Michelle Freeman was a guest on Employment Matters, the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) podcast. In Episode #200, New Cal-OSHA Regulations and their Impact on…

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