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Hey Compliance Warriors! As if you didn’t have enough to do, California has added a few more tasks to your list. Read on… Via: https://calemploymentlawupdate.proskauer.com Late last week, Gov. Newsom signed AB 685 into law which, among other things, adds section 6409.6 (“Section 6409.6”) to the Labor Code.  The new statute, which takes effect January 1, 2021, requires […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Have you been keeping up with California leave laws? I know it’s a lot. Here is a good update! Read on… Via: https://www.gtlaw ‘Regular’ Sick Leave Laws and Ordinances State of California (AB 1522) – text of the law, guidance and FAQs from the Labor Commissioner City of Berkeley – guidance from the City’s Housing and Community Services Department (including […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! When is a confirmed COVID-19 case in your workplace recordable under OSHA regs? Read on…   Via: https://www.velaw.com/insights/its-hard-to-be-positive-when-is-a-confirmed-case-confirmed-under-oshas-covid-19-reporting-standards/ As employers re-open workplaces, the use of rapid COVID-19 testing has proliferated. But if an employer learns of a positive result, is it required to report that result on its workplace injury logs? The […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Have you heard about the big step Michigan has taken to require training and recordkeeping for COVID-19 issues?  Read on… Via: https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/michigan-occupational-safety-and-health-administration-adopts-covid-19 In the wake of the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision invalidating the law that served as the basis for Governor Whitmer’s emergency COVID-19 orders since April 30, 2020, the Michigan Occupational Safety […]

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Earlier this year (as you know), thousands of businesses were forced to shut down after mandatory lockdowns were imposed across the county. Expectedly, many of those businesses carried insurance – namely, business interruption insurance. After the lockdowns began, those businesses began submitting claims to their insurance providers for compensation to account for the income that […]

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Hey Compliance Warrior! We’re deep into the COVID-19 way of life, and so many things have changed. A big one being the opportunity for many employees to work remotely. This article goes into the ways companies are trying to accommodate this because of it’s many benefits during the pandemic. Read on… Article Via: HRDive.com “As […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19. Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated technical assistance document, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws (WYSK),” which incorporates information from other agency resources and modifies two existing Q&As in order to create a user-friendly comprehensive guide that addresses common […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance implementing the Presidential Memorandum issued on Aug. 8, 2020, allowing employers to defer withholding and payment of the employee’s portion of the Social Security tax if the employee’s wages are below a certain amount. Notice 2020-65, posted today on IRS.gov, makes relief […]

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