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California Implements Greater Restrictions on Employee Settlement, Separation and Other Employment Agreements

USA - October 21 2021 California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a new bill, SB 311, also known as the “Silenced No More Act,” which broadly prohibits non-disclosure…

Trina Fairley Barlow, Kimberley Johnson, Ira M. Saxe, Rebecca L. Springer, Eric Su

The U.S. Department of Labor Repeals Trump-Era Independent Contractor Rule

USA - May 10 2021 Effective May 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has withdrawn a rule published on January 7, 2021, titled “Independent Contractor Status…

Andrew W. Bagley, Thomas P. Gies, Ira M. Saxe, Eric Su

CDC Issues New Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

USA - May 3 2021 On Tuesday, April, 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated…

Katie Erno, Thomas P. Gies, Jessica S. Nam, Eric Su

New California Law Requires Re-Hiring of Laid-off Hospitality and Business Services Workers for Open Positions Through 2024

USA - April 28 2021 On April 16, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 93 into law. This statute establishes a statewide requirement that employers in the…

Thomas P. Gies, Kimberley Johnson, Kris D. Meade, Ira M. Saxe, Eric Su

California Enacts Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave, Which Includes Vaccination-Related Absences

USA - March 23 2021 California Governor Newsom signed into law a new bill, SB 95, that provides for up to 80 new hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave to covered…

Thomas P. Gies, Kimberley Johnson, Ira M. Saxe