California Employment Law - A Fox Rothschild Blog

As the sun rises on New Year’s Day 2021, California employment law will once again become more involved and challenging. For many employers, the following are the top five developments they most need to prepare for.

  1. One Measure of Relief: COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Requirements Expire

For much of 2020, California law has required that

As an unprecedented operation begins to deploy millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines across the country, employers question whether they may lawfully require that employees be vaccinated. Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) weighed in with guidance.

The EEOC guidance makes points including the following:

  1. An employer (or a vendor contracted by the

Please join our December 18 webinar “Understanding Cal/OSHA’s New Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation.”  The regulation – the most sweeping pandemic-related requirements yet – is now in effect and being enforced.  Most employers are subject to the requirements, with few exceptions.  This webinar will equip you to comply and do so efficiently.

You will find the

Many California workers will really be staying at “home for the holidays” given the state’s broad new Stay-at-Home Order that effects California by region.  Currently two regions, Southern California and San Joaquin Valley are subject to these new restrictions as of December 6th at 11:59 pm.   The other three regions have not yet met the

[YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR WEBINAR – “Understanding Cal/OSHA’s New Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation,” 11 a.m. Pacific Time, December 18, 2020.  Register here.] 

FAQs released yesterday by the State of California are must-read guidance for employers in complying with Cal/OSHA’s new Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation. Employers should make distilling from the FAQs what is relevant

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PLEASE JOIN OUR FIRM’S WEBINAR – “Understanding Cal/OSHA’s New Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation,” December 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.  Register here.

[UPDATE: Cal/OSHA’s Emergency Regulation went into effect on November 30, 2020, as anticipated by the post below.  On December 1, 2020, FAQs giving guidance to employers on complying with the regulation were

Effective November 9th, Los Angeles businesses may refuse service to any patron not wearing a mask.

Specifically, the new Ordinance states “any business owner or operator in the City of Los Angeles is authorized to refuse admittance or service to any person who refuses or fails to wear a Face Covering when

On November 3, 2020, California voters passed Proposition 22, an exemption from AB5 for app-based drivers and couriers who use personal vehicles/transportation to provide on-demand services.  As detailed in previous posts here and here, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB5 into law in September 2019.  Essentially, Proposition 22 filled a void caused by legislative

[UPDATES: On November 19, 2020, subsequent to the post below, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted a 21-page Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation, as anticipated by my post below.  A robust blog post on  the Emergency Regulation may be found HERE.  The regulation became effective on November 30, 2020.  FAQs meant to help