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Employer Obligations and Employee Rights Families First COVID-19 Response Act
Post On Apr. 16, 2020
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Employer Obligations and Employee Rights concerning the Coronavirus outbreak. There have been some very recent changes in response to this public health emergency, so please ensure you are in compliance. First, to remind you that on Thursday, March 19, 2020, the California Governor issued an Order...

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Employee Rights During a Mass Layoff in the Era of COVID-19

This list provides a summary regarding California's WARN Act, which requires larger employers to provide advance notice prior to a mass layoff. The Right to Notice For employees of larger organizations (75 employees in the past year), the Cal-WARN Act is triggered when there is a "mass layoff."...

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Are your employees entitled to paid sick leave because of COVID-19?

We explain the new federal law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, that expands employee's rights to sick leave due to coronavirus. What circumstances are covered These laws cover employees who are unable to work (or telework) for the following reasons related to coronavirus: - they are...

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Coronavirus and how California can help

California and The EDD provides a variety of support services to people affected by COVID-19 in California. Here is how it can help. If You Are Sick or Quarantined If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability...

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Equal Employment
Post On Nov. 13, 2014
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The equal employment statutes affect all phases of the employment process, from the initial advertising of a job vacancy through the hiring, promotion, discipline, termination, and retirement of an employee. The rule remains the same at each stage of the employment process: an employer is...

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Should I File My Employment Discrimination Claim with the EEOC or the ERD?
Post On Mar. 13, 2012
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A commonly misunderstood and confusing part of employment law litigation for employees who feel they have been discriminated against in Wisconsin is whether to file their claim with the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division (ERD) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). While both entities...

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Employment Disability Protection Under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act and Federal ADA
Post On Dec. 05, 2011

This guide summarizes some important differences between the employment-related disability laws in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Government Code sections 12900, et seq. (FEHA) and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. sections 12101 et seq. (ADA), as of...

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