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

DWC and WCAB Continue to Expand Services at the District Offices

Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in March, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has worked hard to ensure the continuity of its services to the workers’ compensation community. District offices continue to hear all cases either via teleconference…

January 26, 2021

DIR Employer Required Postings

Some federal and state regulations and statutes require employers to notify their employees of certain rights and/or obligations. All employers in the State of California must comply with certain workplace posting requirements which includes posting the information in areas easily…

January 12, 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

New Employer Regulations for 2021

Below is a summary of new developments and requirements for employers for 2021:   Cal-OSHA Emergency Regulations On November 30,2020, Cal/OSHA established emergency regulations for employers that include having a detailed written COVID-19 Prevention Plan. This is a stand-alone document…

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