July 29, 2020

School is Back in Session Soon: What Employers Need to Know

School is Back in Session Soon: What Employers Need to Know

Although the new school year is scheduled to start in August for many school-age children, Governor Newsom recently announced that schools within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties, amongst others, must remain closed for in-classroom instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 21, 2020

The CDC Updates its COVID-19 Return to Work Guidelines

The CDC Updates its COVID-19 Return to Work Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control recently updated its guidance affecting when employees may return to work if they had, or likely had COVID-19. CDC guidance previously recommended that employees not return to work until 72 hours passed with no fever without fever-reducing medication, among other precautions.

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July 17, 2020

Governor Newsom Allocates Over $21 Million to Target Misclassification of Independent Contractors

Governor Newsom Allocates Over $21 Million to Target Misclassification of Independent Contractors

As employers continue to face great hardships in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, late last month California allocated $21.68 million dollars of its 2020-2021 budget to ensuring compliance with A.B. 5, the law that limits the use of independent contractors in favor of hiring employees.

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July 8, 2020

How COVID-19 is Extending Time for Lawsuit Filings

How COVID-19 is Extending Time for Lawsuit Filings

COVID-19 has generated yet another lurking danger to California employers.  In addition to all of the challenges that COVID-19 has presented to employers, it has also resulted in an extended statute of limitations period for certain lawsuits to be filed. 

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July 1, 2020

Steps to Take if Your Employee Contracts COVID-19

Steps to Take if Your Employee Contracts COVID-19

As more businesses open back up and more employees are called back to work, the likelihood of an employee contracting COVID-19 is higher than ever before.  To address this increasing risk, employers must have a clear roadmap outlining how they will respond to an employee who has, or is suspected to have contracted COVID-19.

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