The entire world is vigilant as the COVID-19 pandemic enters the workforce leaving business after business to make urgent and substantial changes. Many businesses will be forced to make difficult decision to reduce their workforce either partially or completely.
On January 31, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the newly updated Form I-9. All U.S. employers must properly complete the Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers must complete the form.
According to a recent unpublished appellate court decision, California employers must pay for employee safety equipment, including steel-toed shoes. In UPS Ground Freight Inc. v. California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (Cal. Ct. App., Feb. 6, 2020, No. B296657), UPS had challenged a Cal-OSHA ruling that it was required to pay for its employees’ protective footwear.
You have probably heard by now that California requires that all employers of 5 or more employees provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to non-managerial employees and 2 hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to managerial employees once every two years.