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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NLRB Guidelines for In-Person Elections During COVID-19 Pandemic:

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The National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) General Counsel has issued comprehensive suggestions for conducting in-person elections during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may read the full guidelines here. Employers permitted to engage in an in-person election, must attempt to comply with the guidelines, which suggest: Distributing ballots at a distance and only allowing one voter to […]

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ALERT: Governor Newsom Orders ALL Counties to Close Indoor Operations

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Governor Newsom announced today that he is ordering ALL counties to close indoor operations in Restaurants, Wineries, Tasting Rooms, Bars, Clubs, Movies theaters, Family entertainment centers, Zoos, Museums, and Card rooms. The Governor also ordered ALL bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs to close all operations both indoor and outdoor. The Governor is requiring counties that […]

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FRIDAY FLURRY: UPDATES ON NEWS FROM THIS WEEK

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DHS Further Extends Flexibility of IRS Form I-9 Requirements   By: The Saqui Law Group and Christina Anton The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced it will further extend the flexibility related to in-person Form I-9 compliance for employers operating 100% remotely. Normally, employers are required to perform an in-person review of an employee’s identity and employment […]

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