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SUMMER PANDEMIC PAY

FFCRA Paid Leave Eligibility for Youth Program Closure The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides emergency paid sick leave and additional paid family leave for a worker who must care for his/her child due to  COVID-19-related school or other “place of care” closures. Would a summer camp closure qualify? Perhaps. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s FAQs […]

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NO BASE LIKE HOME

When Interstate Transport Workers are Entitled to California Paycheck Protections While each state has the power to set wage and other workplace standards for labor performed within its borders, that authority can blur when truckers and passenger carrier personnel divide their work time between the states. On several suits by pilots and flight attendants, the […]

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NOW WHAT?

California Requirements to Avoid Employee Heat Illness in Time of Face Mask With temperatures rising to summer levels in parts of the state, employer obligations to protect outdoor workers from heat-related illnesses, beginning at 80 degrees Fahrenheit, come into force. Areas not yet reaching that threshold should prepare for the heat to come. Particularly with […]

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FREE MONEY, DEFINED

PPP Loan Forgiveness Clarified and Expanded The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act)  protects small business from COVID-19’s economic impact. Section 1102 of the Act created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help employers keep their workers on payroll. Qualifying PPP loans may be forgiven up to the full principal amount. See also, […]

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WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION: OLD DEFINITION NEW MEANING

The Supreme Court’s “Unexpected” Expansion of Equal Rights for Gay and Transgender Employees The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is America’s foremost protection against employment discrimination (also known as “Title VII”). Yet, for more than five decades, courts have applied this law to preserve such “equal rights” only for some, and decidedly not for homosexual or transgender persons. No […]

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NEW LOCAL MINIMUM WAGE RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020

California minimum wages are currently $13.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12.00 for employers with 25 employees or less. On January 1 of each coming year, these will continue to increase one dollar/hour until reaching $15 per hour for the larger employers (26-plus) in 2022 and for the smaller employers […]

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KNOW YOUR BOUNDARIES

New Employer Restrictions on Hiring Notices and Interviews Starting July 1, 2020 California law prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees for their membership in any protected class, including religious creed, disability and age (40+). The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has issued new regulations effective July 1, 2020, to better protect such individuals. Advertisements. The […]

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AHEAD OF THE CURVE

COVID-19 Specific Expansions to Our Model Employee Handbook and Forms As California’s workforces return in the pandemic’s wake, we continue to assist employers to plan and implement sound COVID-19 relevant policies and protocols. Best employment practices include a well-written, up-to-date employee policy manual (handbook) and complementary written internal procedures and forms covering all major aspects […]

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SOCIETY’S HIGH WIRE ACT WEEK ELEVEN

California’s Stage Two Phased Reopening Continues While we are not yet out of the woods, state and local government continue to ease restrictions upon life as we at least used to know it. As pandemic pressure has eased and public demands have increased, at least 35 counties have announced their ability to accelerate their transition through “Stage 2” […]

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PAID SICK LEAVE GOING VIRAL

California Cities and Counties Expanding Pandemic-Related Benefits In response to COVID-19, a growing number of California cities and counties have issued expanded paid sick leave laws primarily targeting employers exempt from the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). To our knowledge, and as of May 29, 2020: City   Covered Employers  Effective Date  Expiration Date   Other resources  […]

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