March 21, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Has Huge Implications for Employers

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Has Huge Implications for Employers

President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)  (H.R. 6201) [CM1] on March 18, 2020.  The law has many provisions that employers must be aware of as it creates significant changes in an employer’s sick pay and Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) obligations. 

“Update Alert: On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor makes FFCRA effective on April 1, 2020.”

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March 18, 2020

EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE OPTIONS: COVID-19

EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE OPTIONS: COVID-19

We have seen containment efforts for COVID-19 continue to expand. Employers are facing governmental closures of businesses.

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October 23, 2019

Employers:  Changes Coming to California Arbitration Agreements

Employers:  Changes Coming to California Arbitration Agreements

 Earlier this month, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 51 ("AB 51"), which prohibits employers from requiring applicants and employees to arbitrate as a condition of employment, continued employment, or the receipt of an employment-related benefit.

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August 22, 2019

California’s Sweeping New Privacy Laws Take Effect in 2020

California’s Sweeping New Privacy Laws Take Effect in 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"), which goes into effect January 1, 2020, imposes new privacy regulations on businesses throughout California. It will affect how businesses interact with consumers as well as employees.

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August 2, 2019

Prevention is the Best Cure:  Stop Lawsuits Before They Happen

Prevention is the Best Cure:  Stop Lawsuits Before They Happen

Being an employer is California in 2019 is darn hard.  Engage any employer on this topic and they will effortlessly rattle off several things that California does to punish business owners.  In most cases, an employment-related issue will be at, or near the top of this list.

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