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Home for the Holidays

Posted by: Giuliana Gabriel, J.D. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays has taken on a whole new meaning this year. Most of us have been home for months now and your employees may be eager to travel, get together with family, and take time off. Here are a few reminders for California employers about holiday pay, vacation/PTO plans, and travel as we head into the holiday season.

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Large Employers Must Provide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave!

Posted by: Jessica Hawthorne, J.D., Sr. Vice President on Friday, September 25, 2020

 Effective September 19, 2020AB 1867 adds Labor Codes 248 and 248.1 and requires California employers with 500 or more employees nationwide, and public or private entities that employ health care providers or emergency responders to provide supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons until December 31, 2020. This law also requires a new posting be provided to employees by large employers.

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Employers Take Note: FFCRA Rules Have Changed

Posted by: Giuliana Gabriel, J.D. on Monday, August 17, 2020

On August 3, 2020, a federal district judge ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded its authority with respect to certain paid-leave eligibility requirements when interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). 

Receive Tax Credits with Proper FFCRA Documentation

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, April 2, 2020

The emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and emergency family medical leave (EFLMLA), under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) both went into effect on April 1, 2020.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Last evening, the federal government approved the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The new law takes effect "no later than" 15 days from the date of its enactment which is April 1 and ends on December 31, 2020.

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Covid-19 and Work: Free Resources and CEA Webinar

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus is here and information changes daily. As the crisis unfolds, employers have many questions regarding reducing risk, business impact, and managing employees. At CEA, our members have raised lots of good questions and concerns. On March 19, 2020, all employers can join us for a free one-hour discussion on coronavirus and the workplace.

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Q and A: Coronavirus and the Workplace

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley J.D. on Thursday, February 6, 2020

CEA has started receiving calls from employers regarding the coronavirus. What can they do if an employee has the virus? What about employees who travel to areas that are highly affected? What if our business operations are affected? We answer these and more. 

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"The Super Bowl Made Me Super Sick" and Other Workplace Fumbles

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, January 30, 2020
Do any of your employees get "Super Bowl Fever," calling in with mysterious illnesses the Monday after Super Bowl? If so, you are not alone. And this year, with the San Francisco 49ers going for their sixth Super Bowl win, California employers may ...
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