February 11, 2021
Social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and TikTok allow businesses to communicate with new clients, raise their brand awareness, and broaden their marketing abilities. As these social media sites continue to play a substantial part of our everyday lives, employers are increasingly embracing these influential platforms to expand their business ventures.
February 5, 2021
As addressed in our prior blog, Cal-OSHA adopted comprehensive Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulations that impose several onerous obligations and requirements on employers. A group of business owners and employer rights’ groups filed an injunction in state court requesting that the judge invalidate the emergency regulations claiming that they are legally flawed for multiple reasons.
January 28, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more readily available, which means that employers may be wondering whether they have the ability to mandate that their employees receive the vaccine. Last month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) weighed in on this question. The EEOC’s guidance can be found here.
January 22, 2021
Nearly three years ago, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on the issue of independent contractors. The decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 (Dynamex), altered the analysis of whether a worker can be properly classified as an independent contractor or must be classified as an employee.
December 17, 2020
Assembly Bill 685 expands Cal/OSHA’s authority for workplaces that pose a risk of an “imminent hazard” relating to COVID-19 and requires employers to provide “written” notice to employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and inform local public health officials of “outbreaks.”