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As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out and restrictions lift, workplaces are beginning to transition from work-from-home to in-person; however, many employees are hesitant to return to the office. In order to keep their businesses and employees safe and healthy, many employers are contemplating whether they should mandate workplace vaccinations as offices open up. Today, we discuss what employers need to know about mandating COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace. COVID-19 Vaccination Overview There are currently three COVID-19 vaccines available in the USA: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are two-dose vaccines that have become available to the [...]
Sexual harassment and workplace discrimination allegations have seen a surge in all across the country, renewing the #metoo movement. California breweries were not exempt from this uptick in cases as brewery professionals, from CEOs to employees, were hit with allegations. Given this rise, it is important, now more than ever, to ensure that breweries have the proper policies in place to protect their businesses from sexual harassment claims. Rise of Sexual Harassment Claims in Breweries On May 11, 2021, women in the brewery industry started sharing their experiences of workplace mistreatment: abuse, racism, and sexism. The number of brewery-related [...]
California legislators have expanded paternity leave laws under the California Family Rights Act and Paid Family Leave Law in the beginning of 2021. Although, in the past, most leaves had to do with mothers, fathers now have increased leave benefits through paternity leave. Today, we’re going to summarize the changes that employers need to be aware of about paternity leave. What is Paternity Leave? Like maternity leave rights, paternity leave refers to the time a father takes off of work to care for a child, usually within the first 12 months after they have a biological child or become [...]
In 2021, there are new updated employment Laws that impact California employers. To shed light on these regulations, our 2021 Employment Law series is designed to help employers navigate these significant changes so they can stay compliant with California law and thrive. California legislatures have expanded the list of mandated reporters who are legally required to report child abuse under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act. These expanded regulations impact many California businesses that must now provide training to employees on the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect. Today, we summarize the changes that are having [...]
Human Resources often uses its own jargon and can be a “language” of its own, especially in a sophisticated office with an entire HR department rather than just one person. As such, it is important to make sure any HR communication is as clear and specific as possible to reduce the chance of misunderstandings, especially in light of the recent pandemic. Here are two simple tactics HR can use to improve communications. 1. Use Plain Language. When communicating with employees - especially in mass communications - try to phrase your message in plain English as much as possible. Employees [...]
In 2021, there are new updated employment laws that impact California employers. To shed light on these regulations, our 2021 Employment Law series is designed to help employers navigate these significant changes, like Assembly Bill 1947, so they can stay compliant with California law and thrive. California legislators have extended the statute of limitations for wage, hour discharge, and discrimination complaints under Assembly Bill 1947 at the beginning of 2021. These new regulations bring significant implications to California employers, who must continue to stay cautious when it comes to employee termination. Here is a quick guide to the revisions [...]