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Flurry of Changes to California Employment Law

End of Legislative Session Brings Several Changes to the California Workplace The combination of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the clock running out on this year’s legislative session produced a lot of tweaks to California employment law, ranging from workers’...

California Mandates FMLA/CFRA Leave for Small Employers

The Federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the state equivalent California Family Rights Act (“CRFA”) require employers with 50 or more employees working within a 75-mile radius to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off for serious or chronic medical...

Free Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

California employers with 5 or more employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training for all employees every two years. Supervisors must receive 2-hours of training. All other employees must receive at least 1-hour of training. The training must cover...

Updated Employment Laws for San Francisco Employers

Employers with employees performing work in San Francisco need to know of three changes to local employment laws that take effective July 1, 2020: Minimum Wage Increases to $16.07 Paid Parental Leave Expands to 8 Weeks Updated Required Posters Generally speaking, San...

Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status are Protected by Title VII

In the long fight for equality, the Supreme Court officially ruled that dismissing an employee for being homosexual or transgender violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 under Title VII. In 1964, Congress “outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race,...

Fight for Equality

In the wake of the terrible abuse of power and murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protests coupled with rioters taking advantage of the situation, I wasn’t sure how or whether to respond publicly. I don’t view myself as having a huge public reach, and typically...

New DOL FAQs on FFCRA

Is that enough abbreviations for you? The Department of Labor just issued a few new answers to frequently asked questions about Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Now you know why I used the...

Bay Area Counties Double Down on Shelter-in-Place Orders

This Article was updated on 4/7/2020 to include correcting and clarifying information from the Temporary Regulations on the FFCRA. This is no April Fool’s joke. The same day the new Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act goes into effect, 8 Bay Area...

EDD’s Work Share Program

In these troubled times, unemployment insurance is on the top of many people’s minds, employers and employees alike. California offers a Work Sharing Program, with the goal of reducing the need for employers to furlough, rather than terminate, their staff in times of...