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 »

Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn COVID Standard

Several California agricultural organizations have issued a major broadside against Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) about COVID. The lawsuit is seeking to nullify the ETS entirely or several at least … Read More »

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 »

A Peculiar Risk

On May 19th, the United States Department of Labor issued its Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Guidance goes into detail on how OSHA … Read More »

AB 5 an Apparent Disaster

Legislative efforts to codify the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and its “ABC” test for differentiating between independent contractors and employees are nearly complete. And they are –– says almost … Read More »

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