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WORKPLACE PANDEMIC PREVENTION

Model Employee Handbook and Forms Include Vital COVID-19 Protocols With the pandemic’s continuing uncertainty, we have updated our model employee handbook and forms package to add key workplace policies and protocols for COVID-19. Our model forms include: Pandemic recovery and prevention measures; Paid sick leave benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and related federal […]

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BACK FROM THE BRINK – FOR NOW

Uber and Lyft’s Last-Minute Reprieve From Order to Convert Drivers to Employees As a San Francisco judge had directed that Uber and Lyft convert their drivers to employees by August 21, 2020,  the rideshare giants were ready to shut down their California operations  unless the Court of Appeal put that order on hold.  See, Traffic […]

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TRAFFIC SLAMMING

New Fronts on California’s War Against Uber and Lyft Uber and Lyft have successfully battled suits seeking to prevent the companies from classifying their drivers as independent contractors, until now. On August 10 – in a misclassification action pending in San Francisco – the court issued a preliminary injunction requiring Uber and Lyft to convert […]

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WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION IN A PANDEMIC

California’s Updated COVID-19 FAQs Call for Careful Decision Making California employers must follow COVID-19 health and safety guidances including those from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). Employers with five or more on payroll must also avoid violating […]

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FOURTH AND LONG

California’s Employer Playbook For a Safe Reopening After four months of various degrees of “stay home,” “safer at home,” and “shelter in place,” California offers its Covid-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening (July 24, 2020), an attempted comprehensive “guidance” for limiting workplace infection as the pandemic wears on. “Guidance” suggests recommendations, not the direct force […]

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CAUTIONARY TALE EPISODE 36 IS GIG UP FOR CAR WASH COMPANY?

First AB 5 Suit Challenging Independent Contractor Classification The California Labor Commissioner has filed her “AB 5” first lawsuit — against Mobile Wash, Inc. of Bellflower, CA — for misclassifying more than 100 mobile car washers as independent contractors under the state’s “ABC” test. See, The Mystery of it All – Employed or Independent? California Offers […]

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CALIFORNIA CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE, UPDATED

Cities and Counties Requiring Paid Sick Leave Above and Beyond Federal Limits The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires most businesses with fewer than 500 employees to provide emergency paid sick leave benefits for workers affected by COVID-19. For example, covered employers must provide 80 hours of paid sick leave for full-time employees and two weeks of […]

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TAKE THE LEAD

Model Employee Handbook and Forms; COVID-19 Policies As many California employers welcome back workers laid off by pandemic conditions, best practices include ensuring policies and forms are up-to-date. We are daily guiding managers through this process with particular eye on sound COVID-19 protocols. Our model forms include: Pandemic recovery and prevention procedures; Paid sick leave […]

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MINISTERS AND MESSENGERS

Supreme Court Removes Discrimination Protections for a Wide Range of Church-Affiliated Employees To a degree, the First Amendment shields religious institutions from government involvement in employment disputes. The U.S. Supreme has recently broadened that protection to potentially place hundreds of thousands of parochial school teachers and other church-affiliated workers outside the reach of workplace discrimination laws. Our […]

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CABIN FEVER IN A PANDEMIC

California’s Updated Coronavirus Response On June 28, 2020, Governor Newsom directed bars to close in five counties on the state’s watch list: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, and Tulare. These join two other counties – Imperial and San Joaquin – with bars already subject to such mandatory closings. The state has recommended bar closings in eight other […]

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