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What California Employers Need to Know About Power Outages

What California Employers Need to Know About Power Outages

Last year, Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency as wildfires and extreme heat caused rolling blackouts for the first time in nearly two decades. This year state officials announced that by August, California should have roughly 3,500 additional megawatts of...

Is Employee Mental Health Part of Your Business Strategy?

Is Employee Mental Health Part of Your Business Strategy?

Employee mental health has a direct impact on a company’s performance. In this blog series we will highlight the effects that poor mental health can have on employees and the companies they work for as well as share ways in which employers can improve the collective...

New Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Standards in Effect

New Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Standards in Effect

On June 17th, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted to approve the revised Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Minutes after approval, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order No. N-09-21, bypassing the usual 10-day approval process by the Office...

Local and Municipal Minimum Wage Increases: July 1, 2021

Local and Municipal Minimum Wage Increases: July 1, 2021

Small employers especially impacted by this year’s mid-year minimum wage increases. Many California workers saw a rise in pay on January 1st, 2021, when the state increased the minimum wage to $14 per hour for large employers (26 employees or more) and $13 per hour...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What Employers Need to Know

Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What Employers Need to Know

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) set aside $28.6 billion dollars for a grant program called the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The RRF was designed to bring aid to restaurants, bars, and other “eating...

Reopening California – What Employers Can Expect

Reopening California – What Employers Can Expect

On April 6, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his goal for California to reopen for business. According to the governor, businesses would be able to fully reopen as of June 15, 2021, as long as the state can meet two criteria: (1) vaccine supply is sufficient for...

Senate Bill 93: California’s New “Right to Recall” Law

Senate Bill 93: California’s New “Right to Recall” Law

On April 16, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 93, also known as the “Right to Recall” law. This new law, effective immediately upon signing, mandates certain employers to recall former workers that were laid off for COVID-related reasons when positions...

CA COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Requirements Expanded

CA COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Requirements Expanded

On March 19th, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 95, a new measure that extends and expands the requirement for employers to provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees impacted by COVID-19. The previous food sector worker Executive Order and the...

Reminder: Cal/OSHA Requires Timely Employee Access to IIPP

Reminder: Cal/OSHA Requires Timely Employee Access to IIPP

Updates were made to the IIPP Safety Orders (Section 3203 of the California Code of Regulations) that went into effect at the beginning of this quarter, to ensure employee access to their employer’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and specify who can...