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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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“Silenced o More” – SB-331 and NDA Explained by An Employment Lawyer

Our expert employment lawyer and partner, Marie Davis, Esq, demystifies the new “Silenced No More” law, SB-331 Act, for employers and business owners. SB-331 prevents non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses from hiding any type of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have faced criticism for shielding companies from public accusations of […]

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Onboarding – New Hire Package Explained by An Employment Lawyer

What should I include in a new hire package during the onboarding process? This is essential for any California employer, business owner, or human resources (HR) professional. A well-designed onboarding packet can help your new hires to learn about your company, and also ensure you’re compliant with employment and labor laws. Wonder no more, our […]

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EFFECTIVE NOW! PROOF OF VACCINE VERIFICATION REQUIRED IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY & COVERED CITY LOCATIONS

Proof of Vaccine Verification has become effective in the city and county of Los Angeles. The mandates require that patrons in certain settings show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status at select locations.

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LAW ALERT! Vaccines in the Workplace Explained by An Expert Employment Law Attorney

Our expert employment law attorney and partner, Marie Davis, Esq, explains the frequently asked questions on the topic of “Vaccines in the Workplace.” She goes over multiple executive orders and upcoming regulations on vaccine mandates as well as your options. She also demystifies and thoroughly clarifies the latest vaccine mandate and the Biden Administration’s executive […]

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