Coronavirus and Cal/OSHA

What Are Employers’ Duties With Respect to Recordkeeping and Reporting Coronavirus Cases to Cal/OSHA? Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are some questions and answers that hopefully address employer concerns about recordkeeping and reporting to Cal/OSHA regarding employees […]

Paid Family and Sick Leave Legislation in Response to Coronavirus

New Federal Family and Medical Leave and Paid Sick Leave Obligations To Commence on April 2, 2020 Congress has passed, and President Trump has signed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“the Act”) addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Act, which is applicable to all employers with fewer than 500 employees, introduces paid sick leave […]

Coronavirus and School and Child-Care Closure Issues

Are Employers Required to Provide Employees With Time Off In Response to School and Child-Care Closures? With so many California schools and businesses closing in response to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many California employees are having to find alternative child-care arrangements. Consequently, many employers are wondering how to respond to employees’ […]

SSA is Sending Mismatch Letters to Employers (Part II)

UPDATE: Social Security Mismatch Letter Compliance This article follows up on our first article on complying with Social Security mismatch letters. The new letters are somewhat different than letters sent in the past in that they do not attach the list of names and numbers which do not match. Rather, the letters instruct employers to […]

SSA is Sending Mismatch Letters to Employers

Social Security Mismatch Letter Compliance Many employers, particularly agricultural employers, are once again receiving mismatch letters from the Social Security Administration stating that W-2 forms for various employees contain names and/or Social Security numbers that do not match the Social Security Administration records, or that certain Social Security numbers are invalid. This article outlines the […]

New PFL & SDI Brochures Issued by EDD

The EDD Has Updated the Brochures for Paid Family Leave and Disability Insurance Provisions The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has updated two of the brochures that California employers are required to provide employees when appropriate. The first brochure is the Paid Family Leave (DE 2511) brochure, which employers must provide to newly hired employees […]

The Latest From the ALRB

California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board Requires Agricultural Employers to Walk an Increasingly Fine Line When it comes to employment laws and regulations, California employers operate in the most complex and onerous legal environment in the country. In a perfect world, all employers would have ample time, energy, and resources to comply with every law and […]