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WHAT’S NEW IN 2021
ONE-STOP COVID SHOP
New California Website and Employer Portal

The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) has launched a new website   consolidating COVID resources previously only available through separate state and local online websites including:

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CAUTIONARY TALE EPISODE 40
BIG STICK COMPLIANCE
Cal/OSHA Fines Numerous Businesses For COVID-19 Violations

Cal/OSHA continues to “encourage” business compliance with its pandemic regulations by targeting, fining and announcing violators on broad scale. Starting with several supermarkets and a frozen food plant we earlier reported, Cal/OSHA has now issued COVID-19 fines  to businesses and facilities that include:

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WHAT’S NEW 2021: GETTING UNDER THE HOOD. NEW TOOLKIT FOR WORKPLACE LEAVE COMPLIANCE

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has published an important toolkit for employer compliance with the 2021 expanded California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the Pregnancy Disability Leave law (PDL). See, California’s Expanded Family and Medical Leave Significantly Impacts Small Business. (November 12, 2020)

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2021: INFECTION PREVENTION DIRECTION CAL/OSHA COVID-19 EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARDS

Effective November 30, 2020, Cal/OSHA issued emergency temporary standards or “ETS” to prevent the workplace spread of COVID- 19. The ETS contains a slate of mandatory measures applicable to all California employers with exceptions for ● employees working at home; ● one-employee worksites where there is no contact with others; and ● certain health care employers otherwise covered by Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases guidelines.

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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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Paid Pandemic Leave In the New Year

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 by federal tax credits up to the leave amounts paid.

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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 […]

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MORE CHALLENGES TO ABC TEST

Franchisors Bring Federal Lawsuit to Prevent California from Classifying Franchisees as Employees To prevent California from classifying franchisees as employees, the International Franchise Association, along with the Dunkin’ Donuts, Supercuts, and Asian-American Hotel Owners franchisee associations sued California in the San Diego federal court on November 17, 2020.  The lawsuit seeks a declaration that federal […]

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