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Cal/OSHA Adopts New COVID-19 Emergency Standards Requiring Immediate Action by Employers in California

USA - November 23 2020 On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board unanimously adopted emergency temporary standards on COVID-19…

SCOTUS to Consider Whether California Unconstitutionally “Takes” Private Property When It Compels Employers to Grant Union Access to Private Property

USA - November 16 2020 When it comes to whether unions have a right to enter an employer’s premises over the employer’s objections, California’s law is the polar opposite…

California’s deadline is fast approaching: employers must complete harassment prevention training for English and spanish-speaking workforces by Year’s end

USA - November 10 2020 Since 2005, California employers with 50 or more employees were required to provide at least 2 hours of sexual harassment training every 2 years to…

New Jersey Governor Murphy Orders New COVID-19 Workplace Protocols

USA - November 9 2020 In an effort to combat the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, on October 28, 2020 Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 192 (the “Order”)…

Riding the privacy wave: California Privacy Rights Act & its impact on employers

USA - November 6 2020 California voters resoundingly approved Prop 24, also known as the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) and CCPA 2.0—yet again shaking up…

New employment laws to look out for in 2021

USA - November 4 2020 On January 1, 2021, various new and amended employment laws will go into effect in California. Below is a summary of some of these laws that…

Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act Heads to the Senate

USA - October 28 2020 On September 17, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 2694, the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), in a 329-73 vote. The Senate…

Employees Cannot Obtain “Double Recovery” of Unpaid Wages and Premiums for Non-Compliant Rest Breaks

USA - October 26 2020 In Alfredo Sanchez v. Miguel Martinez, the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, held that although an employee who is not authorized and…

Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuits Are About to Become More Expensive in California

USA - October 26 2020 On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1947 into law. Effective January 1, 2021, AB 1947 will, among…

New York State Releases First Guidance on New Paid Sick Leave Law

USA - October 23 2020 As we previously reported, New York State’s Paid Sick Leave law (“NYSPSL”) went into effect on September 30, 2020. While employees are not permitted…