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COVID 19: Should Employers Mandate Employees Take the Vaccine?

COVID 19: Should Employers Mandate Employees Take the Vaccine? The first COVID-19 vaccines are being administered and while it may be quite some time before the vaccines will be available to most of us, employers may well want to begin considering whether to have a vaccine policy.  Why?  In other...

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COVID-19: OSHA Offers Guidance To Employers and Employees in New FAQs

COVID-19: OSHA Offers Guidance To Employers and Employees in New FAQs On July 2, 2020, OSHA published Frequently Asked Questions[1] on COVID-19 topics.  OSHA updated previous guidance and incorporated guidance from other federal agencies.  The FAQs provide links to employment-related resources involving workplace safety and health topics, including COVID-19 issues. ...

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The Civil Rights Act:  Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Today That Under Federal Law Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Homosexual or Transgender Employees

The Civil Rights Act:  Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Today That Under Federal Law Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Homosexual or Transgender Employees   The United States Supreme Court ruled today that under Federal Law employers cannot discriminate against an individual based on that employee’s sex.  The Court interpreted the 1964 Civil...

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Calculating Overtime Under The Fluctuating Workweek Method: Important Changes for Employers

Calculating Overtime Under The Fluctuating Workweek Method: Important Changes for Employers Employers typically have to pay non-exempt employees overtime at one and a half times an employee’s regular rate of pay; however, some states allow employers to use the fluctuating workweek method and pay overtime at only one-half of an employee’s regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in...

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Employee Options: Coronavirus

REPRIEVE IN PAYMENT OF INSURANCE PREMIUMS As the Coronavirus crisis makes it much more difficult for employers to make premium payments and disrupts the submission and processing of insurance claims, we wanted to alert clients about the California Department of Insurance (DOI) issuance of two significant notices requesting leniency from...

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Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. PAID LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS Generally, employers covered...

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