August 7, 2020

The Department of Industrial Relations Issues New Guidance

The Department of Industrial Relations Issues New Guidance

The Department of Industrial Relations ("DIR") recently published "Safe Reopening FAQs for Workers and Employers" to address various workplace-related issues as California proceeds through its Resilience Roadmap.

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July 29, 2020

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 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

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

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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