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Silencing hush provisions - CA non-disclosure ban extends to all types of unlawful workplace conduct

On October 7, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the “Silenced No More Act,” which prohibits non-disclosure agreements relating to all types of workplace...


Washington and Oregon join California in mandating vaccination for health care workers

On August 9, 2021, Washington state announced that it will be requiring state employees and in state health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021, which...


Colorado requires salary ranges on job postings for remote positions, regardless of geography

As we previously discussed, Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEW) required Colorado employers to, among other things, disclose compensation information on job postings for...


Break out calculators & checkbooks: CA holds meal/rest break penalties include non-discretionary pay

California has long required employers to pay employees a wage premium that is the equivalent to one hour of regular pay if they are not provided a compliant meal or rest break. This single ...


Colorado employers must now pay out earned vacation pay irrespective of contrary policy

On June 14, 2021, the Colorado Supreme Court held that the Colorado Wage Claim Act (CWCA) requires Colorado employers to pay out employee vacation pay once earned—regardless of any...


CA employers finally have guidance from Cal-OSHA on updated workplace COVID-19 prevention protocols

The state of California, after a series of recommendations that were made and then withdrawn, has finally settled on new workplace safety guidance. The Cal-OSHA Advisory Board approved the...


Santa Clara County now requires employers to inquire about and record employees’ vaccination status

On May 18, 2021, Santa Clara County, California, issued a health order imposing new and significant obligations on employers in light of the increasing number of individuals that are being...


Masks must stay on for now in California and Los Angeles County

As we recently discussed, last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced guidance that loosened its COVID-19 rules for facial coverings and social distancing for...


California requires employers in certain industries to rehire employees laid-off due to COVID-19

On April 16, 2021 Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 93, which requires employers in certain industries to offer laid-off employees due to COVID-19 all job positions that become...

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