SB 95 adds sections 248.2 and 248.3 to the California Labor Code which, among other things, provides an additional 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for full time employees working for public or private employers with more than 25 employees.
On February 25, the California Supreme Court decided the case of Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC, an influential decision that now sets the standard at which California employers will be held to for establishing meal period policies and practices. The case specifically addressed the validity of an employer’s rounding of an hourly employee’s time taken for meal periods.
Last month we discussed whether employers will be able to require employees to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of returning to, or remaining in, the workplace. We noted at that time that the conditions for and lawfulness of mandatory vaccination policies was unclear, but that guidance was anticipated from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that would (hopefully) clarify this issue and provide a roadmap for employers and employees dealing with this novel workplace issue.
It’s hard to believe that the New Year is already among us, and a new year means new legislation for businesses to prepare for. Below are a few noteworthy laws taking effect on January 1, 2021:
Sacramento—Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations requiring employers to protect workers from hazards related to COVID-19 are now in effect, following their approval yesterday by the Office of Administrative Law.
On November 19, the CalOSHA Standards Board unanimously adopted an emergency regulation on workplace safety regarding COVID-19. The regulation was released only 5 days before the hearing.
On August 31, 2020, Federated Insurance launched mySHIELDSM, an online destination for risk management resources to help businesses succeed.
Employers in the Golden State are well aware that last year in Dynamex v. Superior Court the California Supreme Court adopted the ABC test for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors.
Managing risk in the world of cybersecurity is about managing behavioral risk and skills gaps, as well as technical flaws. The ABC, U.S. Chamber and FICO offer these six recommendations…
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) is proposing changes to classifications contained in the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan–1995 (USRP) that may apply to employers in your industry.