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Best Practices on Responding to Coronavirus in the Workplace
The coronavirus pandemic grows bigger day by day, bringing a new set of challenges to the workplace. To counter these challenges, employers must make sure they have proper responses in place or risk potential litigation. Companies should employ best practices that focus on employee safety and legal preparedness to avoid any future legal ramifications. Best Practices on Responding to Coronavirus in the Workplace Here are 10 best practices on how employers can legally respond to coronavirus in the workplace. Stay informed on coronavirus developments Ensure clear communication with employees Intensify all hygiene efforts Consider offering remote work for employees [...]
Can I Require My Employees to Wear a Mask?
Face masks have been known to help slow the spread of COVID-19, making them an effective way to protect the employee, the wider workplace, and the public. As businesses reopen and vaccinations continue to be administered, face masks and coverings are likely to remain popular as a preventative measure. As a matter of fact, many states and cities across the United States are recommending--or requiring--face coverings when out in public, especially when social distancing cannot be maintained effectively. But can you, as an employer, require employees to wear face masks in your workplace? Here is everything you need to [...]
Guide to 2023 California Employment Law Updates
With the start of the 2023 legislative session, California employers face a dynamic set of legal requirements in response to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current employment environment. The recent legislative session in California has resulted in the passage of several hundred bills that address concerns about pay equity, discrimination, and industry-specific rights. By staying informed on the most recent law updates, California employers can take proactive steps to ensure compliance and protect their business interests. Here are the most important employment law changes that employers need to know for 2023: Family and Medical Leave [...]
Employee Monitoring and Invasion of Privacy Lawsuits: A Guide For California Employers
COVID-19 was a catalyst for the widespread adoption of a remote-work business model and prompted many employers to implement tracking and monitoring measures to ensure worker productivity. These measures may include GPS tracking of employee work devices and vehicles, website and application activity and login monitoring (i.e. Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Workspace, time trackers, etc.), and even tracking social media and internet activity to see if they are being used for non-work purposes. Consequently, these measures have also sparked discussion amongst California workers regarding invasion of privacy and are leading to serious lawsuits. While employers have a legal obligation to [...]
How California is Fighting for Pay Equity
California is at the forefront of the push to close the wage gap between genders and address salary inequality. Senate Bill 1162 (SB-1162), was recently signed as a broad pay transparency and data reporting bill. SB-1162 makes it so employers must disclose the pay scale for any posted job listings. The motivation for this bill is to prevent employers from underpaying employees, establish pay equity, and stop the unfair wage gap. This recent legislation is just one of many for the fight towards establishing equal pay for employees with the same job description or title regardless of age, race, [...]
Mental Health & The Workplace: A Guide For Employers
Mental health is important for your employees as well as your business and although mental health is not necessarily a new topic for employers, its role in the workplace has become more pronounced during the pandemic as employees adjusted to a “new normal” in their professional lives. Many organizations are aware of the pandemic’s threat to their workers' mental state and have increasingly implemented policies and initiatives that advance the discussion around mental health at work. However, kindness and good intent toward improving your employees' psychological health through office perks like healthy snacks and subsidized gym memberships are not the [...]