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Clearing Confusion About Current COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

Each day I see new reports on what the requirements are for wearing masks at work. How do I figure out what my company...

What to Do When Employee’s I-9 Work Authorization Document Expired

Can an employee work beyond the expiration date of a work authorization document? The answer to the question depends on whether the right to work...

Quick Overview of Changes to COVID-19 Emergency Standard

I read that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted a revised version of the Emergency Temporary Standard for employee safety regarding the...

Retroactive COVID Paid Sick Leave Due When Employee Requests It

I have a business with approximately 40 employees, and I just read something that said California passed a law making COVID sick leave retroactive...

Steps to Take for Safely Returning Employees to the Workplace

What COVID-19 safety measures do employers need to have in place before bringing employees back to the worksite from remote work? Employers who are bringing...

Steps to Consider When Employee Telecommutes from Another State

As a result of COVID-19, we’ve had a lot of employees working remotely, but now some of them are planning to move out of...

New Reporting/Training Mandate for Businesses Employing Minors

How has the mandate to report suspected child abuse and neglect changed under Assembly Bill (AB) 1963? What are the new training requirements? Several new...

Report COVID-19 Positive Test Result to Workers’ Comp Carrier

Do I have to have to file a workers’ compensation claim every time one of my employees tests positive for COVID-19? No. The new law...

New Federal COVID Law Includes Option to Offer Paid Sick Leave

I remember reading that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020. Do I need to pay...

Options to Consider When an Employee Threatens to Commit Suicide

I have an employee who has threatened to commit suicide. We are very concerned. What should we do, and do we have any obligations? These...

How Leave Laws Interact When a Couple Works for Same Employer

How do the federal COVID-19 leave laws adopted this year interact with related state laws, including pregnancy leave, the family rights act and baby...

How Part-Time Return to Work Affects Employee’s UI Benefits

My employee has been on furlough and collecting unemployment insurance (UI). If I bring her back to work part time, what is the maximum...

Calculating Leave Eligibility When Company Closed Temporarily

Our company shut down in March due to the coronavirus, and then reopened the first of June. Now one of my employees is asking...

More Localities Adopting COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

What are the latest cities/counties that have enacted sick leave ordinances for COVID-19 purposes? In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and since the federal Families...

Vacation Policy Factors to Consider During COVID-19 Pandemic

A consequence of the prolonged shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically reduced travel. As a result,...

Paid Family Leave Claims Filed July 1 Gain 2 More Weeks of Benefits

My employee had a baby a few months ago, but she wants to wait until July to file for Paid Family Leave (PFL) so...

Factors to Keep in Mind When Rehiring Furloughed Employees

We are gearing up to restart our business soon. We furloughed several employees. Are there any concerns about rehiring? When we furloughed these people,...