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  • Safe Reopening for Workers, Employers’ FAQs Answered August 12, 2020
    On July 28, 2020, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) issued guidance, “Safe Reopening FAQs for Workers and Employers,” addressing a number of workplace-related... The post Safe Reopening for Workers, Employers’ FAQs Answered appeared first on HRWatchdog by Bianca Saad.
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  • Opioid Use in the Workplace Guidance Released August 11, 2020
    In non-COVID-19-related news, last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released technical guidance on managing opioid addiction in the workplace. As opioid use and... The post Opioid Use in the Workplace Guidance Released appeared first on HRWatchdog by Matthew J. Roberts, Esq..
    Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.
  • Free 2020 Midyear Employment Law White Paper August 10, 2020
    As we chug along in one of recent history’s most interesting years (to put it mildly), much of the focus has been on the COVID-19... The post Free 2020 Midyear Employment Law White Paper appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.
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  • California Labor Commissioner Enforcing Food Sector Workers Emergency Paid Sick Leave Order August 7, 2020
    As previously reported, on April 16, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order (EO) N-51-20, providing supplemental paid sick leave to food sector workers along... The post California Labor Commissioner Enforcing Food Sector Workers Emergency Paid Sick Leave Order appeared first on HRWatchdog by Matthew J. Roberts, Esq..
    Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.
  • Major FFCRA Regulation Provisions Struck Down August 6, 2020
    In March, when the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) passed, providing emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for COVID-19-related reasons,... The post Major FFCRA Regulation Provisions Struck Down appeared first on HRWatchdog by James W. Ward.
    James W. Ward
  • Oakland Right to Recall Ordinance Targets Airport, Hospitality, Event Center, Restaurant Workers August 5, 2020
    On July 21, 2020, Oakland’s City Council adopted an industry-specific “Hospitality and Travel Worker Right to Recall Ordinance,” requiring airport hospitality businesses, hotels, restaurants and... The post Oakland Right to Recall Ordinance Targets Airport, Hospitality, Event Center, Restaurant Workers appeared first on HRWatchdog by Bianca Saad.
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  • California Businesses Considering Furloughs v. Layoffs Again August 4, 2020
    Nearly five months have passed since California Governor Gavin Newsom issued his initial shelter-in-place order. In March, many California businesses were left facing difficult choices... The post California Businesses Considering Furloughs v. Layoffs Again appeared first on HRWatchdog by Matthew J. Roberts, Esq..
    Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.
  • COVID-19 and a New Hire’s Expired Identity Document August 3, 2020
    We just hired an employee who doesn’t have a current identity document. Her driver license expired on April 1, and she says that she hasn’t... The post COVID-19 and a New Hire’s Expired Identity Document appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.
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  • California Labor Commissioner Files First Lawsuit Enforcing AB 5 July 31, 2020
    Earlier this month, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office filed its first lawsuit to enforce AB 5, which requires employers to use the “ABC” test to... The post California Labor Commissioner Files First Lawsuit Enforcing AB 5 appeared first on HRWatchdog by Katie Culliton.
    Katie Culliton
  • California Steps Up COVID-19 Order Enforcement Plus Whistleblower Protections July 30, 2020
    As previously reported, in early July, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) created a COVID-19 enforcement task force, consisting of 10 different governmental... The post California Steps Up COVID-19 Order Enforcement Plus Whistleblower Protections appeared first on HRWatchdog by Matthew J. Roberts, Esq..
    Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.