1. State Requires School Staff Vaccinations

    In a press conference today, August 11, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new public health order that requires all school staff to be
  2. Proposed Expansion of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

    Last year, Executive Order N-51-20 provided COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave in California to certain food sector workers, and
  3. Governor Newsom Signs Workers’ Compensation and Family Leave Bills into Law

    On Thursday, September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed three bills relating to Workers’ Compensation, expanded family leave, and
  4. Another Kind of Deferral: Employee Social Security Taxes

    On August 8, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum providing for the deferral of the employee portion of Old-Age
  5. New York Challenges Provisions of the DOL Regulations

    As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which requires that all public
  6. New Coronavirus Testing and Travel Guidelines

    On August 24, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidance for testing for the Coronavirus. The new guidance suggests
  7. By the Way . . . DOL Issues Resources for HR 6201 Paid Leave Provisions

    On March 24, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers, and a
  8. Guest Article: COVID-19 Employee Leaves Chart

    [Editor’s Note: From time to time, we publish guest articles that we think inform readers on timely and relevant issues related to local
  9. Impact of COVID-19 on Impending Layoffs

    [Editor’s Note: Since there are legal issues surrounding the current environment and layoff procedures, we sought the assistance of
  10. School Closures Impacting Teaching Credential Candidates

    As local educational agencies (LEAs) across the state are impacted by the Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19), an unintended consequence is