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Service technicians in California who used their personal vehicles to carry employer supplies and tools might be entitled to compensation for time spent driving between their home and customer sites.
Although COVID-19 remains a significant public health concern, companies throughout the country have reopened their manufacturing facilities. As they reopen, companies should follow certain best practices to ensure the safety of their employees and avoid potential liability. Here is a five-step best practices plan to put your company – and your employees – in the best position to succeed.
Class action litigation brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is on the rise—particularly in California—after the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a 2017 decision applying a hypertechnical approach to the FCRA’s disclosure requirements. Background checks are an integral part of the hiring process, but they open employers up to […]
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Yesterday Senate Republicans revealed a proposal for the next round of federal economic relief as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The $1 trillion Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act would include a reduced federal unemployment benefit, business liability protection from COVID-19-related lawsuits, additional Paycheck Protection Program loans for certain qualifying businesses and a second round of stimulus checks.
The fifth annual She-Suite Summit was less than two days away from opening its doors to 300 attendees, 17 speakers and numerous vendors. More than a dozen national partners and corporate sponsors were on board for the women’s leadership conference held by Velvet Suite, a brand and leadership development consultancy.But 38 hours before the daylong summit was to open on March 13 just outside Washington, D.C., the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and local governm
California Governor Gavin Newsom just released a 32-page COVID-19 Employer Playbook providing additional guidance for California employers related to COVID-19 and safe re-opening. Though the July 24 Playbook provides a helpful overview for employers regarding steps to take to ensure a safe workplace, like other guidance issued since the start of the pandemic, there are areas that are still unclear and will likely require further guidance. Here are the Playbook highlights you need to know about.