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WHAT’S NEW IN 2021: OUNCES OF PREVENTION

Annual Briefing, Seminar Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws Full Day Sessions January 29 or February 26, 2021 As foundation for business prosperity in this new year, please join us for our annual “what’s new” employment law seminar, virtual via Zoom this time around. Over the course of the day, Tim Bowles, with help […]

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WORKPLACE RHYTHM & CUES

Our Employee Policy Handbook & Forms for 2021 Including Updated COVID-19 Guidelines Clear, written workplace policies are a critical component for workplace legal compliance and productivity.  Our unprecedented combination of pandemic conditions and California’s earned lawsuit-prone reputation underscore the importance of sound, across-the-boards written rules and protocols. Updated for 2021, our model forms include: Workforce […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2021: PAID PANDEMIC LEAVE IN THE NEW YEAR

Some Benefits Optional, Some Mandatory Nationwide Voluntary COVID-Related Paid Sick Leave: Until its December 31, 2020 expiration, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required COVID-19-related emergency paid sick leave and emergency paid family leave for nearly all employers with fewer than 500 on payroll. The FFCRA’s tax rules also created a 100% wash […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2021: GET THE WORD – VIRTUAL SEMINAR FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws Full Day Sessions January 29 and February 28, 2021 For business prosperity in 2021, please take part in our annual “what’s new” labor and employment law seminar, virtual via Zoom this time around. Over the course of the day, Tim Bowles, with help from Cindy Bamforth and Helena […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2021: VIRTUAL SEMINAR FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws Full Day Sessions – January 29 and February 28, 2021 For business prosperity in 2021, please take part in our annual “what’s new” labor and employment law seminar, virtual via Zoom this time around. Over the course of the day, Tim Bowles, with help from Cindy Bamforth and […]

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NEW YEAR POLICY CLEAR

Employee Handbook & Forms for 2021 Change is a constant, particularly on required and recommended workplace guidelines and protocols. Our 2021 updates include new and revised policies on COVID-19, family-related leaves, independent contractor definition, and much more. Updated Policies for 2021: Workforce pandemic recovery and prevention measures; Paid sick leave benefits under the Families First […]

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FREEING THE ASYMPTOMATICS

California’s Shifting Sands Shortening of Quarantine Compliance Periods Continually changing COVID-19 quarantine and isolation standards – commonly at variance between federal, state, and local governments — have joined death and taxes as the only certain things in life. The latest Cal/OSHA emergency temporary standards (ETS) (November 30, 2020) specified a 14-day symptom-free employee quarantine after […]

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WORKER COVID VACCINATIONS

E.E.O.C.’s Expanded Guidelines for Pandemic Management The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has again expanded its pandemic guidelines to address the effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other workplace anti-discrimination laws on the national COVID vaccination campaign that now lies ahead. A major “tension” point is between an employee’s right to […]

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WORKPLACE TEAMWORK DEFINED

Employee Policy Handbook & Forms for 2021 A host of new California workplace laws go into effect on January 1, including expanded standards for COVID-19 protection and reporting, family-related leaves, and much more. As the framework for organization coordination, efficiency and consequent high morale and productivity, an employer’s policy handbook and forms should keep pace […]

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DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2020

Schedule Your Workplace Harassment Prevention Webinar California businesses with five or more employees are now required to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisors and at least one hour to non-supervisory employees, whether full-time, part-time or temporary. Employers must complete all such training by December 31, 2020. With over […]

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