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California Labor Law Update 2020

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 25, 2020 8:00:07 AM

Amid the current COVID-19 crisis and the fallout from it, there are other California labor law issues that employers should keep on their radar.

 

California, like many other states, has adopted a "living wage" initiative to gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Topics: payroll management, california labor law, labor law compliance, california minimum wage, COVID-19

OSHA Guidance On Face Coverings And RTW

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 16, 2020 8:04:24 AM

Returning to work after the coronavirus shutdown presents a number of challenges and issues for businesses. Among these is the matter of wearing masks to work.

 

On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a series of FAQs regarding the use of face coverings in the workplace due to COVID-19. This includes cloth coverings, surgical masks, and respirators.

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Topics: labor law compliance, OSHA, COVID-19, return to work, health and safety

Employee COVID-19 Testing Update

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 21, 2020 10:29:44 AM

Can employers test employees for COVID-19? Until recently, this was a debatable question in regards to discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

In a recent update to its core employer guidance on COVID-19, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) confirmed that employers can test their workers for COVID-19 before allowing them to enter the worksite.

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Topics: labor law compliance, coronavirus, COVID-19, return to work, health and safety

Back-To-Work Best Practices After Coronavirus

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 19, 2020 3:22:58 PM

Re-opening your business and allowing employees back onsite involves more than making an announcement. There are many HR management tasks and best practices to implement.

 

Primarily, there will be changes in company policies in regards to most every aspect of day-to-day operations of many businesses. 

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Topics: policies and procedures, coronavirus, COVID-19, return to work, health and safety

Employer Considerations For Returning To Work Policies

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 13, 2020 7:41:18 AM

Throughout the U.S. and in California, various stages of Return-to-Work are in effect. This comes both as a relief and a concern for both employer and their employees.

 

Although the numbers of cases and fatalities involving COVID-19 are diminishing, the threat is not fully mitigated. As increasing numbers of businesses are engaged in or gearing up for a Return-to-Work, or RTW, there are many questions and concerns.

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Topics: employee retention, coronavirus, COVID-19, layoffs, return to work

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