Employers Revisit Mandatory Vaccinations for Employees Following Full Approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

On Monday, August 23, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) formally approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older. With this new and much-anticipated approval from the FDA, the Department of Defense immediately mandated … Continue reading

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California Employers with 100+ Employees Should be Aware of Fast Approaching Pay Data Report Deadline

Employers with 100 or more employees nationally and at least one employee in California are required to submit a pay data report to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing no later than March 31, 2021.  Similar to the Federal … Continue reading

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Cal-OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Regulation

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board unanimously passed an emergency Cal-OSHA regulation. The final draft was sent to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) on November 20, 2020. OAL will have 10 days … Continue reading

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A Roadmap to Reopening or Resuming Business in the Midst of a Pandemic

As businesses begin to contemplate reopening, what will be the expected norms for employees, vendors, customers, and visitors? Click here for more information.

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The Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Is Introduced

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) announced they will introduce the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights. If passed, it would: Require employers with more than 500 workers to offer available hours to qualified part-time employees … Continue reading

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California Meal and Rest Break Rules Are Preempted by Federal Law for Property-Carrying Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) recently ruled that California’s meal and rest break rules are preempted by the Motor Carrier Safety Act (“MCSA”), 49 U.S.C. § 31141, as applied to property-carrying commercial motor vehicle drivers covered by the … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Deviates From Federal Regulations on Calculating Regular Rate of Pay on Flat Rate Bonuses

Earlier this week the California Supreme Court ruled that when calculating the regular rate of pay for flat rate bonuses an employer must divide the employee’s total pay (including the bonus) by the employee’s total non-overtime hours worked and multiply … Continue reading

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Limiting the Scope of Anti-Retaliation Measures: The Supreme Court Narrows the Definition of the term “Whistleblower” Under the Dodd-Frank Act

In Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers, the Supreme Court in stated the “Dodd-Frank’s text and purpose leave no doubt” about who the term “whistleblower” applies to, holding that whistleblower protection in the Dodd-Frank Act only covers employees who first … Continue reading

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