New, Emerging Strains of COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in California and throughout the nation (see related story on page 12), there’s a new cause for worry. New variants of the virus have … Read More »

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Mind the Reporting Requirements Gap

January 1st brought with it a host of new laws from the California Legislature. One of these was Assembly Bill 685 (Reyes).  AB 685 requires certain notice and reporting requirements … Read More »

Conoravirus Death Claims

California’s workers’ compensation system has received reports for 59,559 cases alleging a workplace injury due to COVID-19. But nearly 30%, some 17,690, tested negative and were rejected.  The filings equal … Read More »

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All I Want For Christmas

The 2020 Holiday Season will not be a particularly festive one for employers in California. The reasons are many and varied – most centered on the ongoing personal and economic … Read More »