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California Workers’ Comp Expanded for COVID-19, New Reporting Laws

On September 17, Governor Newsom signed SB 1159 which establishes two new workers’ compensation presumptions applicable to most employers in California that experience a COVID-19 “outbreak” in the workplace. This has made it easier for employees.

California Expands CFRA Leave Coverage

On September 17, Governor Newsom signed SB 1383 which will greatly expand the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to include small employers. The legislation also expands the definition of “family member” for whom employees can take a leave for.

New California Expanded Paid Sick Leave Signed into Law

On September 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed AB 1867, legislation that extends paid sick leave for certain workers.

Back-to-School FAQs about Leave under FFCRA

As schools start resuming classes, many have implemented full or partial online learning programs. This has raised several questions from employers and employees about how leaves permitted under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Employers Await Payroll Tax Deferral Guidance

On August 8, 2020, the President signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of the Treasury to use his authority to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of the employee’s share of Social Security tax on wages paid from.

Form I-9 Relaxed Compliance Extended Again

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


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.

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