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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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LAW ALERT! Frequently Asked Question About Vaccine Mandate’s Religious Exemptions

Our employment attorney, Kristina Kourasis, Esq, answered the latest most frequently asked question from many HR professionals and business owners: what to do when you receive a religious exemption vaccine form? Under the Biden Administration, an employer with 100 or more employees would have to require their workers to get vaccines or undergo weekly COVID-19 […]

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LAW ALERT! Biden to Unveil Vaccine Mandate Plan Covering Two-Thirds of U.S. Workers

Thursday evening, September 9, 2021, President Biden used his executive powers to unveil a vaccine mandate covering two thirds of the U.S. workers. All employers with at least 100 employees are to make sure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to get a negative test at least once a week. The Department […]

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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Expands Application of Vaccination Mandate to Additional Facilities in the County of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Health Officer issued an order on August 12, 2021 (“Order”), which includes the provisions of the State Public Health Officer Order of August 5, mandating vaccination for workers in the healthcare and other congregate settings and adds some additional provisions. Specifically, the LA County Order expands the August 5 vaccination mandate […]

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California Implements a Requirement that Workers and Visitors in Health Care Settings be Fully Vaccinated

August 5 Order Directed to Workers The California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued two new public health orders on August 5, 2021. The first August 5 Order directed to workers (“August 5 ODW”) requires “workers” in most “healthcare facilities” to be fully vaccinated or receive their second dose by September 30, 2021. The Order […]

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COVID UPDATE: NEW ORDER EFFECTIVE JULY 31, 2021

On July 31, 2021, a new Los Angeles County COVID-19 Health Officer Order (“Order”) went into effect.  This new Order follows the recent order from July 17th that requires face coverings for everyone while indoors, regardless of vaccination status, due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the Delta variant, and also incorporates […]

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State Employees And Healthcare Workers Must Be Vaccinated Or Undergo Weekly Testing

On July 26, 2021, California Governor announced a new mandate requiring state employees and covered employers in the health care industry and in high-risk congregate settings, such as adult and senior residential facilities, homeless shelters, and jails, to get vaccinated or get tested regularly. The mandate applies to all workers of covered employers. Specifically, the […]

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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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