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EMPLOYERS MUST NOW PAY MORE FOR MEAL AND REST PREMIUM VIOLATIONS

In an unfortunate turn of events for employers, the California Supreme Court has just made paying the state’s “premium” for non-compliant meal and rest periods a little more expensive and a lot more difficult to calculate. Under California law, an employer is required to “pay the employee one additional hour of pay at the employee’s […]

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S REINSTATEMENT OF INDOOR: MASKING REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED EMPLOYEES

On July 15, 2021, the County of Los Angeles Health Officer announced that the County will require masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, starting at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 17th.  The decision to bring back the masking requirement was made due to a rapid increase in COVID-19 and the Delta variant cases. While the […]

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EMPLOYER ALERT: LOS ANGELES MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES TO $15 PER HOUR

Effective July 1, 2021 WHO DOES THE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE APPLY TO? Effective July 1, 2021, ALL employers in the City of Los Angeles and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, regardless of size and number of employees, are required to compensate employees at the increased minimum wage rate of $15 per hour.   The […]

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UPDATED CAL/OSHA COVID WORKPLACE REGULATIONS

Wednesday evening, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s (“Board”) voted unanimously to pull back the revised Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) from the approval process at the Office of Administrative Law. That means that the original ETS remains in place for now, and there will be no revisions taking effect by June 15th. It […]

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California’s New COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On March 19, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”) into law. While the new SPSL is similar to California’s previous COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law that expired on December 31, 2020, it contains substantial differences. The SPSL will go into effect on March 29, 2021 and is […]

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UPCOMING CHANGES TO CFRA – EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021

Starting January 1, 2021, recent legislation greatly expanded the California Family Rights Act, which allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for their own serious health condition; care for certain family members’ serious health condition; or to bond with a new child.  We strongly encourage all employers to […]

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Announcing Our New Firm Partner, Marie D. Davis

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion ofnew Firm Partner, Marie D. Davis We are proud to announce to our clients and friends that Marie Davis has become a partner with our firm effective December 1, 2020. Marie has successfully represented our clients in all aspects of employment law including class […]

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Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulations Related to COVID-19 Now in Effect

Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations requiring employers to protect workers from hazards related to COVID-19 became effective on November 30, 2020.  This is a snapshot of some of the requirements imposed on employers by these new regulations. Coverage. The emergency standards apply to most workers in California except those covered by Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases standard, employees […]

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New California COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Mandate

On September 9, 2020, California enacted a new law that goes into effect on September 19, 2020 and will be in effect until December 31, 2020, or upon the expiration of any federal extension of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, whichever is later. Under the new law, “hiring entities” (defined below) must provide supplemental […]

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City of Los Angeles Right of Recall and Retention Ordinances

The City of Los Angeles recently passed and Mayor Garcetti signed into law two ordinances that will go into effect on June 14, 2020, imposing employee recall and retention requirements on the airport, commercial property, event center, and hotel employers. These four (4) categories are defined as: Airport Employer: Any employer that provides any service […]

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