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New for 2023 California Employment Laws

View webinar presented by Kristina Kourasis, Landegger Verano and Davis that highlights recent changes to California’s employment laws, including recently passed legislation and what policies and practices employers should update in 2023 as a result. Topics will include California Privacy Act, Updated Minimum Wage, Changes to leave laws requirements and more. Click to view the […]

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Employers with Five or More Employees Must Provide Bereavement Leave

By:  Rebecca L. Gombos, Esq. On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 1949 (“AB 1949”) into law, which amends the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to require covered employers to provide eligible employees with 5 days of unpaid bereavement leave. Who Must Provide Bereavement Leave?” AB 1949 applies to employers with […]

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Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law is Extended to December 31, 2022 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief

By Rebecca Gombos, Esq. On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 152 (“AB 152”) into law, which extends California’s Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”) from September 30, 2022, to December 31, 2022, implements new testing requirements, and provides relief for small businesses and nonprofits. While SPSL will now be available through the end of […]

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Disclosure of Pay Scales on Job Listings and Expanding Pay Data Reporting Requirements in California

By Roxana E. Verano, Esq. & Renia Zadourian, Esq. Senate Bill No. 1162 (SB 1162) signed by Governor Newsom on September 27, 2022, and effective January 1, 2023, requires California Employers to submit additional employees’ pay data to the California Civil Rights Department (CRD, formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing) and to proactively […]

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Minimum Wage & Exempt Employee Wage Increase for 7-1-2022 & 1-1-2023

JULY 1, 2022: MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE AND IRS MILEAGE RATE INCREASE; JANUARY 1, 2023: WAGE INCREASE FOR EXEMPT EMPLOYEES Effective July 1, 2022, various municipalities across California will be increasing the minimum wage under their local minimum wage ordinances.  The amount of the wage rate increase varies by city and county, and some municipalities distinguish […]

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DIR Release Additional Guidance on COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Department of Industrial Relations Releases additional guidance on COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Employers All employees working for employers with 26 or more employees are entitled to up to 80 hours of 2022 COVID-19 related paid sick leave from January 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022, immediately upon an oral or written request with […]

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California Enacts COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave For 2022

Governor Newsom signed California Senate Bill 114 (“SB 114”) into law requiring employers who have more than 25 employees to provide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”). The Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law creates new California Labor Code Section 248.6 and takes effect on February 19, 2022, and will remain in effect until September 30, 2022. […]

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2022 Employment Law Update

We are pleased to bring you the 2022 Labor Law Update video by our employment attorney, Kristina Kourasis, Esq. to keep you informed with new employment laws as you make your way into the new year. Check out this informative video, packed with lots of employment law updates and over 30 minutes of Q&A. Contact […]

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New COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Periods For Employers:

New COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Periods For Employers: Cal/OSHA Aligns With CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantines  By Kristina Kourasis, Esq. On December 16, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted another version of the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (the “ETS”), revising various parts of the ETS, including quarantine and isolation periods, and return to work […]

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VACCINATION OR TEST REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYERS WITH 100 OR MORE EMPLOYEES

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “vaccination-or-test” Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requires that employees of employers with 100 or more employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly. This mandate was stayed.  However, on December 17, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifted the stay, thus allowing the ETS to take effect.

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