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The City of West Hollywood Amends Minimum Wage & Leave Ordinance and Publishes Administrative Regulations

USA - May 18 2022 Last November, the City of West Hollywood passed an ordinance implementing a new citywide minimum wage and leave requirement. It went into effect on…

Refresher on California Commute Time

USA - May 17 2022 Over the last 12 months, many employees have started to return to work at a worksite other than their home, even though some remain remote or…

Inflation May Trigger California’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $15.50 for All Employees on January 1, 2023

USA - May 13 2022 In 2017, California started its stair-step climb to a $15.00 minimum wage, allowing smaller businesses with 25 employees or less to raise their…

Exclusive Concurrent Jurisdiction Applies to Overlapping PAGA Actions

USA - May 10 2022 In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal held that the doctrine of exclusive concurrent jurisdiction applies to a Private Attorneys…

Cal/OSHA Releases Updated FAQs & Fact Sheets for Third Readoption of ETS

USA - May 9 2022 At the end of April, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted to approve the Third Readoption of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)…

Implementing Alternative Workweek Schedules in California

USA - May 6 2022 Under California law, employees normally accrue daily overtime for hours worked over 8 hours in a day. Alternative workweek schedules (AWS) permit…

Mandatory Bereavement Leave Again Being Considered by the California Legislature

USA - May 5 2022 In 2020, the California legislature considered a bill in which employers would be required to provide employees with bereavement leave, but the…

California Assembly Bill Proposing a 4-Day Workweek Runs Out of Time

USA - May 5 2022 Early in the 2022 Legislative Session, Assembly Bill (AB) 2932 was introduced and was known as the four-day workweek bill. It sought to change when…

Reminders Regarding Remote Employees in California

USA - April 25 2022 While April has meant the return to the office for many employees across the state, many are remaining remote despite the lifting of statewide…

Cal/OSHA Approves the Third Readoption of Cal/OSHA ETS

USA - April 22 2022 On April 21, 2022, Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to approve the Third Readoption of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The…