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WHAT’S NEW IN 2022
SEWING UP PANDEMIC CONFLICTS

California has at last moved to eliminate conflicting agency directions on pandemic-related isolation and quarantine timeframes.

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WORDS CHANGE WORLDS

Clear, written employee policies are the foundation for workplace legal compliance and productivity.  Prolonged pandemic conditions and California’s earned reputation as a litigation hotbed underscore the importance of sound, across-the-boards written rules and protocols.

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CAUTIONARY TALE EPISODE 48
VIOLATING EMPLOYMENT LAWS CAN PROVE TERMINAL

The California Labor Commissioner has revoked the garment manufacturing license of VRP Fashion, Inc. for workplace violations, putting it out of business.

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2022
ENLIGHTENMENT IS GOOD FOR YOU

Life has three “inevitables”: ● death, ● taxes and ● annual changes in California employment law. Our yearly “what’s new” seminar – again virtual, with two dates to choose from – equips business managers and HR directors with the knowledge necessary to navigate the latter. 

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THE CIRCLE TURNS

Clear, written employee policies are the foundation for workplace legal compliance and productivity.  Prolonged pandemic conditions and California’s earned reputation as a litigation hotbed underscore the importance of sound, across-the-boards written rules and protocols.

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2022
MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES

The Internal Revenue Service has announced its 2022 optional standard mileage reimbursement rate for employee business use of a personal vehicle, effective January 1, 2022, up from 56 cents to 58.5 cents/mile.

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2022
GOING THE DISTANCE

On December 16, 2021, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Boardreadopted and revised the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) to incorporate the latest California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance. 

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2022
PROVE IT

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employers from discriminating, harassing, or retaliating against workers on the basis of protected classifications such as race, religion, gender, disability, and the like.

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EMPLOYERS’ HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

Employers planning end-of-the-year holiday parties should maintain sensible guidelines to carry off a safe and successful gathering.  Management must ensure the event acknowledges production and promotes morale without becoming a fertile ground for harassment incidents or worse.

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FAIR WARNING

The California Fair Chance Act (the Act) seeks to enable job applicants with criminal histories to obtain gainful employment.  Under the Act, employers with five or more on payroll cannot obtain criminal background information until after extending a conditional offer of employment.

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