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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As the COVID-19-battered economy begins the gradual process of reopening, the top questions facing every employer are if, when, and how the workplace will reopen. Will everyone have to come…

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Nearing the end of spring, tens of thousands of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and trainees are completing their studies and heading into the job market. Many of these individuals…

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In just a few short months (that felt very long), we’ve gained and integrated new lingo into our vocabulary. One phrase has been permanently added to our everyday vernacular: social…

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As California enters its third month of the stay-at-home order, the idea of having employees return to work still seems like a distant reality. However, as other states begin to…

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Employers may now conduct mandatory COVID-19 screenings before allowing employees back into the workplace, according to new guidance issued on April 23, 2020 from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…

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As a result of the pandemic, many employers have been forced to implement varying degrees of employee work reduction, including furloughs or cutbacks in hours. To keep businesses up and…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, more employees have been laid off or furloughed than ever before, with many more likely still to come. But for businesses still operating, whether at full…

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On December 18, 2019, Hirschfeld Kraemer attorneys Kirstin Muller, Alison Hamer, Benjamin Treger, and China Westfall presented a one-hour webinar, “California Employment Laws 2020: Your Survival Guide.” The webinar provided a comprehensive overview…

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Overview The California Consumer Privacy Act (the CCPA), effective January 1, 2020, defines sweeping new privacy rights for California residents—including the right to know what personal information businesses are collecting,…

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