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SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING DEADLINE IS APPROACHING

All California businesses must be in compliance with California’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Training by January 1, 2021. Employers should review their sexual harassment training obligations to ensure compliance. SB 1343 requires that all employers of 5 or more employees provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to...

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CAL-OSHA’S NEW EMERGENCY COVID-19 PREVENTION PROGRAM

On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board implemented new temporary emergency COVID-19 regulations related to prevention and response to COVID-19 in the workplace. Yesterday, the California Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) approved the emergency regulations. Now that the OAL has approved the...

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New California Homestead Exemption Amount

California increased the creditor homestead exemption for personal residences, allowing debtors with residences in California to protect more equity in their homes. AB 1885 increased the California homestead exemption to the greater of $300,000 or the median sales price in the county where the single-family home is located in the prior year, not to exceed...

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California Expands Leave Law

California Governor Gavin Newsom greatly expanded the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) by signing SB 1383 into law.  SB 1383 goes into effect on January 1, 2021. Under this new law, small business employers with as few as 5 employees will be required to provide certain unpaid, job-protected family, medical, and military leave to eligible employees. As...

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California Governor Approved Modifications to Independent Contractor Law

California Governor approved modifications to Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”), California’s worker misclassification law, to allow more individuals to be classified as independent contractors. This distinction is important because employees are provided wage and hour, workplace safety, and other workplace protections that independent contractors...

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