Tightening the Screws: Cal/OSHA Issues Second Revised Emergency Temporary Standards

On December 16, 2021, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board readopted and revised the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards for the second time (the “Second Revised ETS”).  The Second Revised ETS takes effect […]

Federal Appeals Court Stays OSHA Requirement For Large Employers To Either Mandate COVID Vaccination Or Have Unvaccinated Employees Submit To Weekly Testing 

On November 5, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) requiring most private employers with 100 or more employees to either mandate their employees be vaccinated or […]

Legislative Roundup – New Laws Will Affect California Employers In 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a number of new laws that will affect California employers beginning in 2022.  A summary of the significant legislative changes is set forth below.  SB 331 – Restrictions On Confidentiality […]

Ninth Circuit Revives California Law Prohibiting Employers From Mandating That Employees Sign Arbitration Agreements

On September 15, 2021, the Ninth Circuit revived parts of a controversial California law that prohibited mandatory employment arbitration agreements.  In 2019, California passed AB 51, which prohibited employers from requiring employees and applicants to […]

California Supreme Court Holds That Meal-Period, Rest-Period, And Recovery Premiums Must Include Nondiscretionary Earnings

On July 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court held that the calculation of premium pay for noncompliant meal, rest, and recovery periods must include not only the employee’s hourly rate of pay but also all […]

Cal/OSHA’s Revised Emergency Temporary Standards Reduce COVID-19 Related Restrictions In The Workplace

California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Standards Board”) voted on June 17, 2021, to approve its latest set of proposed revisions to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (“Cal/OSHA”) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards […]

California Requires Employers To Register For CalSavers If Employers Do Not Offer Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

CalSavers – California’s state-run individual retirement account program for workers whose covered employers do not offer retirement savings plans – is not preempted by the federal law of employee benefits, the Ninth Circuit Court of […]

California Enacts “Right-To-Recall” Law For Employees In Specified Industries Laid Off Due To Covid-19

On April 16, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newson signed SB 93 into law, which requires certain hospitality industry and commercial business service provider employers, and other related business employers, to offer available positions to qualified, […]

New California Law Requires Employers To Provide 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On March 19, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 95, which beginning March 29, 2021, requires employers with more than 25 employees nationwide to provide up to 80 hours of COVID-19-Supplemental Paid […]

What Employers Need To Know About The American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), which President Biden signed into law on March 11, 2021, extends and expands the payroll tax credits for certain COVID-related leaves that employers can voluntarily provide pursuant […]