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April 1, 2021

Employers Are Required to Provide an Additional Two Weeks of Paid Sick Leave Under SB 95

Employers Are Required to Provide an Additional Two Weeks of Paid Sick Leave Under SB 95

Senate Bill 95 (SB 95) went into effect this week, requiring most employers to provide two additional weeks of 2021 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19-related reasons. This requirement is separate from, and in addition to, California’s Paid Sick Leave Law, as well as the 2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). SB 95 provides employees with a new, additional entitlement of up to 80 hours of 2021 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave even if they already received paid sick leave due to COVID-19 under the FFCRA.
 

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March 29, 2021

Employers May Offer FFCRA Leave in Exchange for Tax Credits Until September 30, 2021

Employers May Offer FFCRA Leave in Exchange for Tax Credits Until September 30, 2021

President Biden recently signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law, which includes provisions that employers should consider as they continue to handle the impacts of COVID-19 in the workplace. There are many components to the ARPA and this blog addresses only its paid leave benefit provisions.

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March 11, 2021

IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTING MEAL BREAK VARIANCES TO REBUT PRESUMPTION OF VIOLATION

You may recall a few weeks ago we provided an update about an important new case, Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC, and its impact on rounding practices. You can read more about the underlying facts of the case here. We are highlighting Donohue again to further explore another significant issue affected by the case—missed, late, or short meal breaks.

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March 3, 2021

PER DIEM BENEFITS MUST BE INCLUDED IN OVERTIME RATE COURT RULES

PER DIEM BENEFITS MUST BE INCLUDED IN OVERTIME RATE COURT RULES

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held recently that certain weekly per diem benefits must be included in an employee’s overtime pay. The decision in Clarke v. AMN Services, LLC (“Clarke”) is a good reminder to employers to make certain that overtime is being paid at the proper rate.

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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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