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New Law Mandates New Workplace Posters

April 1, 2020 — As you likely know from our previous emails this month, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) becomes effective today. This law provides increased sick leave for employees as well as expands the Family and Medical Leave Act. We have written extensively about this new law here. The Department of Labor has created new...

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California Releases “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” List

March 21, 2020 — As we begin Day 2 of staying at home pursuant to the order issued by Governor Newsom on March 19, 2020, many of our clients are wondering whether they fall into one of the “essential critical infrastructure workers” categories. If so, these businesses may remain open until further notice. If not, businesses which continue...

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Employer-Related Provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 20, 2020 — THE EMERGENCY FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE EXPANSION ACT Part of the Act makes significant changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Generally speaking, the FMLA applies to employers with 50 or more employees who worked at least 20 weeks during either the current year or preceding year, and covers employees who...

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Coronavirus: What You Should Know as a Business Owner

Updated: March 17, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. — Here in San Diego, Mayor Kevin Faulconer has issued an Executive Order to combat the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This Executive Order closes all bars and nightclubs to the public, limits all restaurants to delivery, pick-up, and/or drive-thru only, prohibits gatherings of 50 or more people and strongly...

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We Are Here for Our Clients and Friends

March 17, 2020 — We are in the midst of an unprecedented threat brought on by the novel Coronavirus pandemic.  I am writing to let you know that Navigato & Battin, LLP remains ready to assist our clients and our friends during this challenging time. Like you, we are closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus outbreak and the...

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Exempt Employee Salary Requirement Increased in 2020

We have written extensively on the labyrinth of California’s wage and hour laws, including the requirements to pay hourly employees minimum wages, provide meal breaks and rest breaks, properly record and pay any and all overtime hours, and provide employees with compliant pay stubs. Some employees, however, maybe exempt from all of these...

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