Health care workers in California can take a breath of fresh air. The California Department of Public Health announced that the statewide Covid-19 related mask mandates will expire on April 3, 2023.Read more
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We are so honored to have been featured on the December 2022 edition of Valley Lawyer Magazine. Click here to read the the article, which begins on page 18.
New Right to Unpaid Bereavement Leave
Change in Definition of Close Contact
What is the change?
The California Department of Public Health has issued an order changing its definition of “close contact” with regard to notifying potentially impacted employees of their exposure to a COVID-19 positive person in the workplace. Effective immediately, “close contact” is now defined as either:Read more
Change In Definition of “Family Member” for CFRA & Sick Leave
A new statute, AB 1041, expands the definition of “family member” for purposes of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and paid sick leave.Read more
California Extends COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to End of Year
In Win For Employers, California Arbitration Agreements Can Be Mandated as a Condition of Employment (For Now)
Employers generally consider arbitration to be a more favorable forum for deciding disputes than litigating in court, though the costs to arbitrate are expensive. For one, juries who find against employers tend to be more generous in their awards than arbitrators. Second, arbitration clauses can include class action waivers, making it hard or impossible for employees to bring class action lawsuits. For these reasons, employers have increasingly required employees to sign mandatory arbitration clauses.Read more
Testing Requirements Rescinded for Health Care Personnel in California
For the past year, the California Department of Public Health has mandated that all health care personnel in healthcare facilities be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they document that they have religious or medical grounds for an exemption. Read more