Avoid a Lawsuit with an Updated Employee Handbook

An employee handbook provides employees with a clear understanding of workplace policies and expectations.  A well-crafted handbook provides a reference point for employees which eliminates surprise and fosters a more seamless disciplinary process. The handbook also demonstrates an employer’s compliance with CA labor and employment laws.  Having written policies that comply with these laws provides …

New Year, New Laws – What’s New for 2022 Employers Part 2

Over the course of 2021, California’s legislature passed several pieces of employment-related legislation that take effect with the new year and may impact your business, regardless of size or industry.  We have divided the highlighted key points into two parts as you navigate the coming changes, with data referenced from California Legislative Information.  We invite …

New Year, New Laws – What’s New for 2022 Employers Part 1

  Over the course of 2021, California’s legislature passed several pieces of employment-related legislation that take effect with the new year and may impact your business, regardless of size or industry. We have highlighted the key points below, with data referenced from California Legislative Information. We invite you to contact the KVK team with any …

Returning to the Workplace – What You Need to Know

On June 15, 2021, California’s economy is scheduled to fully reopen. This means that most businesses and public places may return to normal operations as there will be no capacity restrictions and no physical distancing requirements. However, California employers must continue to operate in compliance with Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”), adopted in November 2020.  …

California Employers Update Now – New Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SB 95)

On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 95 which mandates that employers provide employees with supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) for various COVID-related absences in addition to paid time off benefits employees receive by law or policy, such as vacation and non-COVID statutory sick leave. COVERED EMPLOYERS The new law, which …

Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Risk Management For Your Business

In 1991, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted into law. The TCPA restricts telemarketing calls and the use of automatic telephone dialing systems for marketing and solicitations. Steep penalties flow from TCPA violations: $500 per call or text or up to $1500 per call or text if the transmission is deemed willful (or …

Important Employment Laws Going into Effect On January 1, 2021

SICK LEAVE: KIN CARE FOR EMPLOYEES AB 2017 allows the automatic accrual of six months’ of paid sick leave for employees, and the designation of sick leave to be at the sole discretion of the employee when an employee takes sick leave to attend to the illness of a family member. This bill and section …

As the world faces another surge in Covid-19 cases, California employers and employees should be aware of the employment-related issues which may arise due to the pandemic.

CALIFORNIA BILL AB 685  What notification obligations do employers have when they become aware that their employees may have been exposed to COVID-19 at work? On September 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 685 into law (codified as Cal. Labor Code §§ 6325, 6409.6, 64320. This new statute, which takes effect on January …

Are your employees working from home? Avoid a reimbursement lawsuit with these employee essentials.

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, and the enactment of social distancing restrictions and stay-at-home orders, many businesses have required their employees to work remotely. Transitioning employees to remote work has had some benefits for employees, such as less time on the road, greater productivity, more job satisfaction, less sickness, and more flexibility in the …

Returning To The Workplace Amongst COVID-19

“As the country continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic and begins planning for the return to the workplace there are several considerations employers and employees need to account for prior to reopening”, as written in the ‘Covid-19 Office Reopening Guide’ via SanitizedLA.com. Find the full publication and top takeaways below. FULL ARTICLE ARTICLE TAKEAWAYS Returning …

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