December 10, 2020
Effective Monday, November 30, 2020, CalOSHA adopted the Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation. We expect CalOSHA to prioritize enforcing these regulations due to surging infection rates in California. These emergency regulations are comprehensive and demanding. They contain several new obligations for employers, and all must be closely reviewed.
December 2, 2020
In the arena of employment litigation, every minute matters. Attorneys for employees are filing lawsuits over minutes or fractions of a minute and bringing claims for those minutes or fractions of minutes for multiple employees over the course of months or years. The recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Frlekin v. Apple is instructive in showing how employers can accrue liability for the smallest increments of time.
November 6, 2020
October 20, 2020
As Election Day approaches, employers should ensure they are prepared to comply with California’s “Time off to Vote” law and notify employees of their right to take paid leave for the purpose of voting in a statewide election.
October 15, 2020
The Legislature passed a number of bills that Governor Newsom signed into law at the end of last month, including additional employment-related bills. Below is a summary highlighting a few of those new employment laws. A more comprehensive list of the new laws can be found here: