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URGENT! California: Statewide Paid Sick Leave Relaunched

APPLIES TO All Employers with 26+ CA Employees EFFECTIVE March 29, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Recently enacted SB 95 relaunched California’s statewide emergency paid sick leave (EPSL). Even though the bill is effective as of March 29th, it is retroactive back to January 1, 2021. Employers with more than 25 employees are […]

FFCRA Revamp – What Employers Should Know

APPLIES TO Employers with fewer than 500 employees EFFECTIVE March 11, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Congress recently enacted the American Rescue Plan Act, extending the tax credits for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) paid leave provisions. Although FFCRA leave is still not required, if employers want to voluntarily take advantage […]

DOL Opinions and Rules Still in Flux

APPLIES TO All Employers EFFECTIVE As Indicated QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is still working through opinion letters issued during the Trump Administration. Most recently, on February 19, 2021, the DOL withdrew a couple of opinions, including: FLSA2019-6 | Further clarification of a “retail or service establishment” for […]

7th Circuit: Employers May be Required to Pay for USERRA Leave

APPLIES TO All Employers with IL, IN, and WI Employees EFFECTIVE February 3, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In White v. United Airlines, Inc., the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal stated that employers must provide paid leave for USERRA leave to the extent similar nonmilitary leave is paid by the employer. The Uniformed […]

9th Circuit: California Labor Laws May Apply to Aviation Workers

APPLIES TO Aviation Employers with AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands Employees EFFECTIVE February 23, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Bernstein v. Virgin America, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal stated that California’s wage and hour laws are not preempted by federal law […]

Arizona: Anti-Discrimination Laws Expanded to Prohibit Pregnancy Discrimination

APPLIES TO All Employers with 15+ AZ Employees EFFECTIVE July 19, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 On February 4, 2021, Arizona Governor Ducey signed House Bill 2045 into law, amending the Arizona Civil Rights Act definition of the phrase “on the basis of sex” to protect workers from pregnancy or childbirth-related discrimination.  This […]

California: Rounding Time is OUT!!!

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Employees EFFECTIVE February 25, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC, the California Supreme Court said that rounding timekeeping practices cannot be used for purposes of applying meal period premiums. Interestingly, the Court did not say that rounding in general was prohibited, but […]

Colorado: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Clarified

APPLIES TO All Employers with CO Employees EFFECTIVE April 14, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 On February 23, 2021, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) clarified employers’ public health emergency leave (“PHEL”) obligations under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA). First, employers must provide employees access to up to 80 […]