The board that oversees the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) voted unanimously last week to advance new safety regulations targeted to reduce COVID-19…

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Employers have had a hard time ensuring that their employees remain safe amid a global pandemic and that their respective enterprises continue to operate, whether by providing services or creating…

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As of last week, employers, co-workers, and teachers may now seek ex parte gun violence restraining orders against individuals shown to present a substantial likelihood of danger of self-harm or…

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** UPDATE ** See our Sept. 15, 2020 blog post for a more recent update on FFCRA As schools open for the new academic year, employees continue to struggle with…

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Is it safe for work to reopen? That is the biggest question employers everywhere are asking as COVID-19 stay-at-home orders start to lift. But that one question spawns many others,…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread unemployment, altered our work lives, and permanently disrupted work routines for millions of Americans. As the crisis unfolds, government and business leaders at…

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Our 20-part blog series, Planning for the Rebound, is now at the end, which may leave you thinking that you are prepared for anything that could possibly come your way….

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On April 16, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order No. N-51-20 (the “Order”), providing paid sick leave to food sector workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many city-specific…

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Over the past few months, California cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, and Oakland have raced to implement emergency sick leave ordinances to provide paid leave to employees…

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As we previously reported, on March 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom Issued Executive Order No. N-31-20 (the “Order”), which suspended the 60-day notice and penalty portions of California’s Worker…

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