A Dose of Employment Law

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New California Law Requires Employers with 5 or more Employees to Provide Family and Medical Leave

October 1, 2020 On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 1383, significantly expanding applicability of family and medical leave entitlements to employees under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Under this new law, California employers with five (5) or more employees must allow employees to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid protected leave during any 12-month period to bond with a new child or to care for themselves or a family member due to a serious health condition. Previously, medical leave rights under CFRA applied to employers with 50 or more employees and baby bonding leave rights under New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) applied to employers with 20 or more empl

COVID-Related Litigation on the Rise: Take Preventative Steps Now

September 17, 2020 Since the Shelter in Place orders started to relax earlier this summer, employers have been grappling with opening back up, bringing their employees safely back to work, and serving their clients and customers while socially distancing. From an employment law perspective, the questions from employers are plentiful: How do I set up my work space so my employees are social distancing and safe and the entire facility is properly sanitized? What if an employee does not want to return to work because of fear of contracting COVID-19? Am I still under obligation to comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and provide paid sick leave or emergency family and medical

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