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Employers: Do You Know About PAGA? You Should.

Employers:  Do You Know About PAGA?  You Should. California’s Private Attorney’s General Act (“PAGA”) authorizes aggrieved employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves, other employees, and the State of California for Labor Code violations.  The result can be like a mini class action lawsuit against...

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California Labor Commissioner Cites Staffing Agencies, Foster Farms Nearly $3.8 Million for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Violations

California Labor Commissioner Cites Staffing Agencies, Foster Farms Nearly $3.8 Million for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Violations Epps & Coulson, LLP previously informed of the requirement of employers to give all employees notice of rights to supplemental paid sick leave/COVID-19 notices.  This update is about that and about the...

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California Corporations: Diversity on Boards of Directors of Publicly-Held Corporations

California Corporations:  Diversity on Boards of Directors of Publicly-Held Corporations The California Secretary of State just lost in its effort to enforce California’s law requiring public corporations with principal executive offices in California to include someone from ‘an underrepresented community’ (“Underrepresented community” would be someone that self-identifies as Black, African...

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Reminder to California Employers: Vacation

Reminder to California Employers:  Vacation Unlike meal breaks, rest breaks and sick time, California employers do not have to give employees vacation time and if an employer does decide to provide that benefit, there is no specified amount of time required.  But, if the employer does provide this benefit, it...

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WHEW! California Mask Mandates For Indoors End

WHEW!  California Mask Mandates For Indoors End Yea! It’s a start.  California’s indoor mask mandate ended and as of today, vaccinated persons do not have to wear masks indoors.  For the unvaccinated, you must still mask-up.  And for anyone in nursing homes, hospitals, and on/in public transportation, you must still...

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CALIFORNIA MASK MANDATE ABOUT TO CHANGE

CALIFORNIA MASK MANDATE ABOUT TO CHANGE With the Omicron cases rapidly declining across the state and hospitalizations having been stabilized, California will lift its universal mask mandate for indoor public places next week.  The mask mandate was reinstated on December 15, 2021, as a tool to decrease the spread of...

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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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