Important Legislative Updates: COVID-19 CFRA Expansion, COVID-19 Required Notices to Employees, and Workers’ Compensation Presumption

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Governor Newsom recently signed laws impacting workers’ rights in light of the COVID-19 pandemic AND significantly expanding the California Family Rights Act for smaller employers. Key changes are explained below: SB 1383 reduces the number of employees required for the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) to apply to employers to only five (5) or more […]

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FRIDAY FLURRY: UPDATES ON NEWS FROM THIS WEEK

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The California Legislature Attempts to Change H-2A Requirements in the Ag Industry  By: The Saqui Law Group and Jorge Lopez Espindola California Senate Bill 1102 is currently on track to pass the Legislature. August 31st is the last day for the Legislature to pass SB 1102 which will have an impact on the Ag Industry. […]

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COVID-19 Safety Video from Sonoma County Farmers – Spanish Edition

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Sonoma County Farm Bureau and Sonoma County Winegrowers has released a Spanish-language film about important safety precautions to take in the prevention of spreading COVID-19. This video, features local agricultural employees, farmers, and community leaders who express how crucial it is to use proper safety measures to keep our community, family members, and coworkers safe. […]

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FRIDAY FLURRY: UPDATES ON NEWS FROM THIS WEEK

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ALERT: Cal/OSHA Issues New High Heat Advisories and Reminders to Prevent Heat Illness. By: The Saqui Law Group and Jorge Lopez Espindola Cal/OSHA issued a News Release yesterday regarding high heat advisories across The Golden State. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories in effect today through early next week for many interior and […]

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FRIDAY FLURRY: UPDATES ON NEWS FROM THIS WEEK

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Face Coverings and COVID-19 Best Practice   By: The Saqui Law Group and Christina Anton This E-blast serves to provide guidance to Employers regarding the provision of face coverings to employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. When faced with deciding whether an Employer must provide face coverings to employees, it is in the Company’s best interest […]

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California Schools Are Still Closed, Now What? COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave for Employees with Children

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With schools contemplating whether to open or not during the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are facing the possibility that they will be homeschooling or supervising distance learning for their kiddos this fall. This new normal raises questions for California employers on paid leave and teleworking during COVID. Private employers with fewer than 500 employees are […]

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NEW NLRB ELECTION RULES IN THE WORKS: (1) NO EMPLOYEE PHONE NUMBERS OR EMAIL ADDRESSES ON VOTER LISTS AND (2) ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS

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Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) proposed a rule change cutting off unions’ access to workers’ email addresses and cellphone numbers before elections. The proposed rule can be found here. If adopted, the rule would be a big win for employers because it would curb unions’ access to worker contact info during […]

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