February 11, 2021

EMPLOYMENT LAW IMPACT ON EMPLOYEE-DRIVEN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

EMPLOYMENT LAW IMPACT ON EMPLOYEE-DRIVEN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

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.

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February 5, 2021

JUDGE TENTATIVELY DENIES EFFORTS TO INVALIDATE  CAL-OSHA’S EMERGENCY COVID-19 REGULATIONS

JUDGE TENTATIVELY DENIES EFFORTS TO INVALIDATE CAL-OSHA’S EMERGENCY COVID-19 REGULATIONS

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.

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January 28, 2021

NAVIGATING THE COVID-19 VACCINE FROM AN EMPLOYER PERSPECTIVE

NAVIGATING THE COVID-19 VACCINE FROM AN EMPLOYER PERSPECTIVE

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.

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January 22, 2021

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT APPLIES DYNAMEX RETROACTIVELY

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT APPLIES DYNAMEX RETROACTIVELY

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.

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December 17, 2020

2021 BRINGS NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS

2021 BRINGS NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS

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.”

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