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Governor Newsom signs a slew of new employment laws for 2022

USA - October 18 2021 As the 2021 legislative season came to a close, Governor Gavin Newsom signed numerous bills into law. From arbitration to workplace safety, these…

Ariel Brotman, Sehreen Ladak, Philippe A. Lebel, Nayirie K. Mehdikhani, Tony Oncidi.

California Supreme Court Holds That Meal And Rest Break Premiums Must Include All Forms Of Remuneration (Not Just Base Hourly Rate)

USA - July 19 2021 On July 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC, in which it held that meal and rest break…

Allan Bloom, Philippe A. Lebel.

California Safety Board Narrows Emergency Temporary Standards (Effective Immediately)

USA - June 18 2021 As we previously reported (here), Cal/OSHA’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“OSHSB”) held a series of special meetings to revise its…

Philippe A. Lebel, Tony Oncidi, Wesley C. Shelton.

California Workers Can’t Ditch Masks Just Yet

USA - June 4 2021 In a closely-watched vote, yesterday (June 3, 2021), California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board approved controversial amendments to…

Philippe A. Lebel, Tony Oncidi.

Opening Up To the New Normal

USA - April 13 2021 With COVID-19 cases falling and vaccination rates increasing, the County of Los Angeles is updating guidance for reopening the economy. Effective…

Michelle Lappen.