On Wednesday, July 8, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated ruling deciding that teachers at religious schools could not claim protections under anti-discrimination laws. The central issue in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru concerned the scope of the “ministerial exception”—a legal doctrine grounded in the First Amendment fashioned to protect a religious…

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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, such as: Who will come back to work? Will employees want to come in to work,or is telework the “new normal”? What safety precautions must…

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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. Not to dull your ebullient mood, but you are not. Problems will arise, and you will face issues that you never dreamed could arise. In…

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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 not covered by the federal Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA). Consequently, California employers have had to grapple with quickly changing laws that vary based on…

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By now, you’ve likely digested numerous guidelines for ensuring your workplace is a clean and safe space for your employees once they return to work. If not – check out our prior posts about proper hygiene and ways to make your office compliant with social distancing mandates. In honor of National Mental Health Month, and…

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