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Cal/OSHA Adopts New Emergency Temporary Standards for 2022

Cal/OSHA Adopts New Emergency Temporary Standards for 2022

On December 16th 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted yet another version of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The revised standards become effective January 14th, 2022. While some of the existing provisions will remain in effect, there are new...

Federal Court Vacates Stay on OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Federal Court Vacates Stay on OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Six weeks after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals placed a temporary hold on the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring mandated COVID vaccination or testing for employers with 100 or more employees, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of...

What California Employers Should Know About Disability Claim Fraud

What California Employers Should Know About Disability Claim Fraud

On Tuesday, the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced that they have found evidence of organized criminal elements filing false disability insurance claims. In response, the EDD has updated their Help Fight Fraud page to include new...

2022 Brings More Minimum Wage Increases in California and Beyond

2022 Brings More Minimum Wage Increases in California and Beyond

Minimum wage is increasing again on January 1st, 2022 in California as well as many other states across the country. In addition to the statewide increases for both small and large employers in California, there are also over 25 individual minimum wage increases for...

New California Employment and Safety Laws Effective January 1, 2022

New California Employment and Safety Laws Effective January 1, 2022

​ At the end of the 2020-2021 legislative session, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a number of new bills into law. Many of those bills revisited issues such as workplace safety, leaves of absence, harassment protections and some bring new legal ramifications...

New CA Law Adds Criminal Liability to Wage & Hour Violations

New CA Law Adds Criminal Liability to Wage & Hour Violations

A new law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom goes into effect on January 1st, 2022 and raises the stakes for California employers when it comes to wage and hour compliance. AB 1003 classifies the intentional theft of more than $950 in wages/gratuities from a single...

OSHA Releases Vaccine Mandate Emergency Temporary Standard

OSHA Releases Vaccine Mandate Emergency Temporary Standard

Updated: 11/8/2021   On Saturday, November 6, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals placed a temporary hold on the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring COVID vaccination or testing for employees of employers with 100 or more employees following a petition...

What Employers Need to Know About Out-of-State Hiring

What Employers Need to Know About Out-of-State Hiring

Remote working and remote hiring have been gaining popularity over the last several years, but this trend accelerated heavily in response to COVID-19 restrictions and associated retention and hiring challenges. Considering Out-of-state employees is a great way to...

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...