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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 ...


Out with the new, in with the old: L.A. County to require masks for all while indoors . . . again

Los Angeles County health officials announced Thursday that they would be re-implementing a countywide face covering mandate requiring all persons regardless of vaccination status to don...


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The state of California, after a series of recommendations that were made and then withdrawn, has finally settled on new workplace safety guidance.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...

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“You’re gonna need a bigger boat”: COVID-19 reopening protocols require Hollywood to adopt significant changes to production

Hollywood got the greenlight to resume film and television productions from Los Angeles County Public Health officials last week. But art – like life – in a COVID-19 world could ...

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Los Angeles adopts ordinances giving certain laid off workers "Right to Recall" and right to be retained during a change of control

The Los Angeles City Council adopted two ordinances on April 29 that will significantly limit changes that operators of hotels, entertainment and sports venues, and some commercial...

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California grants additional paid sick leave rights to food sector workers

California food sector workers now have the right to additional paid sick leave, even if they work for large employers exempted from the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act...

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Significant Provisions for Employers Employment

On March 27, 2020, the president signed into law a massive $2 trillion stimulus bill addressing a wide range of challenges to our economy caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The...

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United States coronavirus (COVID-19) update on conducting medical examinations (including temperature checks) of employees in Santa Clara County and three Seattle-area counties

On March 11, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) (along with the White House Coronavirus Task Force) issued guidance for the next thirty (30) days for...

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Coronavirus in California state confirms paid leave benefits and protections available to employees

With the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) rising in California, the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Employment Development Department (EDD)...

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