With the New Year comes new laws and a reminder about some related notifications from the past. There are new COVID-19 Rules and Regulations effective January 01, 2021 that all California Employers need to be aware of and actions taken to be compliant.
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.
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.
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.
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.