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Significant Rule Changes to FFCRA Leave

A federal court in New York recently struck down four federal Department of Labor rules related to the leaves provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). As a result, certain aspects of the FFCRA are now more favorable to.

Form I-9 Relaxed Compliance Extended Again

News release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement published July 18, 2020:

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IRS Increases Employer Health Plan Affordability Threshold for 2021

The IRS has announced that the affordability percentage for the upcoming year will be increasing to 9.83 percent. Employer-sponsored health coverage will satisfy the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affordability requirement if next year’s lowest-cost.

DOL Publishes Additional Guidance as Workplaces Reopen

The U.S. Department of Labor has published additional guidance on wage and hour rules, family and medical leaves as workplaces begin to reopen. Below is their news release published on July 20, 2020:

Gov. Newsom announces closures of certain sectors as COVID-19 cases rise

Governor Newsom announced via a press conference that effective today, July 13, 2020, all counties must close indoor operations of businesses in certain sectors as a result of a continuing rise in COVID-19 positive cases, hospitalizations, and.

Responding to a COVID-19 Outbreak in the Workplace

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has provided guidance intended for use by employers experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 in their workplace. Employers should be proactive and keep in mind that identification of even a single.

California Minimum Wage Increases Effective July 1, 2020

Several counties and cities throughout California will see a minimum wage increase starting July 1, 2020. The minimum wage in California is currently $12.00 an hour for employers with 25 employees or less and $13.00 for employers with 26.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of LGBTQ Employment Protections

On June 15, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that employers may not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment. This decision affects all employers with 15 or more employees.The decision was a response.

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