On October 10, 2019, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 51, prohibiting employers from requiring, as a condition of employment, continued employment, or the receipt of any employment-related benefit, 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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California employers are already well acquainted with the resource-intensive process of navigating and applying California law to maintain compliant payroll practices. This process became even more difficult due to the…

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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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In news that will be welcomed by employers, Cal/OSHA has finally updated its Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) to address whether fully vaccinated employees must be excluded from the workplace if…

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On April 16, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 93. This new law, effective immediately and through 2024, requires hospitality-related employers to rehire certain employees who lost their jobs…

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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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Last week, in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC, the California Supreme Court handed down a very important, if unsurprising, decision regarding wage and hour class actions. There are three critically…

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