SB 95 – Emergency Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law

On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 95, which creates new Labor Code section 248.2 and mandates that employers provide employees with supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) for various COVID-related absences in addition to paid time off benefits employees…

March 22, 2021

COVID-19 Reporting Requirements Guide

The California legislature has enacted three separate pieces of legislation (namely SB1159, AB 685 and Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Regulations) that created different and varied reporting requirements that employers must follow when learning that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19….

December 26, 2020

2021 Minimum Wage Increase

In 2016, California passed legislation to increase the State minimum wage to $15 per hour over time. Under the provisions of that law, California’s minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2021 to $14 per hour for employers with 26…

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 Prevention Plan for Employers

This California COVID-19 Prevention Plan is compliant with the new Cal/OSHA regulation and California’s AB 685 notice requirement. The helpful prevention plan includes the following: Identification and Evaluation of COVID-19 Hazards Investigations Training Physical Distancing, Face Coverings, and Engineering and…

December 15, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Summary

Please note that the law and its interpretation by the DOL and other agencies is rapidly evolving, so this information is subject to change. This summary was published on November 18, 2020.   Overview The Families First Coronavirus Response Act…

November 18, 2020