On top of the challenges in light of year two of the COVID pandemic, organizations will be faced with additional employment challenges in the coming year. This year Governor Newsom added and clarified existing employment laws that are either in effect now or will take effect on January 1, 2022. This article focuses on five new laws that may directly impact our clients. Therefore, it is important to familiarize yourself with these new laws to protect your organization.
As nonprofits begin to open their operations and services to the community they serve, it is essential to review your volunteers’ risk management policies. Volunteers play a critical role in providing services to the community. It is up to your administration to ensure volunteers work in a safe environment. Part of your risk management practices […]
Since the beginning of the pandemic, organizations have managed to overhaul the way their operations were conducted. They have implemented changes required by federal, state, and local health guidelines to focus on employees and customer safety. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several vaccines, including Pfizer’s and Moderna, with distribution efforts seemingly problematic […]
The passage of AB 5 affected the way many organizations conducted their operations in California. In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued the landmark decision Dynamex Operations West, Inc., adopting the “ABC” test imposing tougher legal standards classifying workers as independent contractors. Several issues emerged from the Court’s decision leading the California Legislature to codify […]
Governor Newsom recently signed legislation expanding the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) goes into effect on January 1, 2021. This new legislation will impact both small and large employers. Significantly, the new legislation will (1) include organizations with five or more employees, and (2) expands the definitions of covered family members. 1. What is CFRA? […]