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TODAY – OSHA ISSUED GUIDANCE FOR VACCINE MANDATES

TODAY - OSHA ISSUED GUIDANCE FOR VACCINE MANDATES By December 4, 2021, large employers (those with over 100 employees, including remote and part time employees - everybody) must put in place vaccine mandate requirements for employees.  Today OSHA issued the Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) for large employers and Frequently Asked...

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Employers Beware Productivity Quotas and Monitoring Can Cause New Claims

Employers Beware Productivity Quotas and Monitoring Can Cause New Claims Employers who have quotas for employees, run warehouses or distribution centers, or otherwise monitor productivity of employees:  new law AB 701 applies to you.[1]  Starting on January 1st, employers are prohibited from using quotas or productivity monitoring to interfere with...

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UPDATE: Religious Exemptions from COVID-19 Vaccinations

UPDATE:  Religious Exemptions from COVID-19 Vaccinations On October 25, 2021, the EEOC released an update[1] religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination.  The EEOC notes that requests for accommodation should be handled on a case-by-case basis.  And in deciding how to proceed, the employer and employee should consider that:     •Even...

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TIP SHARING – FINAL RULE FROM DEPT OF LABOR

TIP SHARING - FINAL RULE FROM DEPT OF LABOR The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”), at the federal level, enforces employee rights and has the ability to fine employers who do not abide by employment laws.  The fines stack up and can be large.  The DOL interprets laws, like those...

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Posting of Employee Notices – New Law

Posting of Employee Notices – New Law Existing law regulates the wages, hours, and working conditions of any worker employed in any occupation, trade, or industry, whether compensation is measured by time, piece, or otherwise.  Under California Senate Bill SB 657, Section 1207 was added to the Labor Code, to...

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California Ban on Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements

California Ban on Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements California Employers previously could require that employees sign and abide by mandatory arbitration agreements in pursuing any employment claims - until now.  The California legislature enacted Assembly Bill 51, prohibiting mandatory arbitration agreements for any claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing...

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