Employee Handbook and Policy Changes Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Question:  My business normally employs 25-35 employees.  Since March that number has fluctuated,…


Remember AB5? New Legislation Pending to Expand Exemptions for Independent Contractors

Question: I’m still trying to figure out if I can hire independent contractors to do periodic work…


Employee’s COVID-19 Exposure at Work

Question: I heard that employees who contract COVID-19 at work are automatically entitled to…


Questions from Employees Returning to Work

Question: As businesses begin to reopen, my employees are asking questions regarding their return…


In Order to Promote Prompt and Efficient Treatment, California Employees With COVID-19 Can Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits

On May 6, 2020, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order establishing a rebuttable presumption…


Returning to (Adapted) Normal Business

Question:  I read that Governor Newsom is allowing California businesses to reopen.  What do I need…


Social Distancing Protocols for Essential Business Operations

Question:  As a small business owner, how can I ensure my employees’ and guests’ health and safety…


The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Question: Do I have to pay my employees for time off under the new Families First Coronavirus…


Leave and Pay Issues Related to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Question: I own a small business that is heavily impacted by the COVID-19 situation. What are my…


Workplace Privacy Under California Consumer Privacy Act

Question: I heard that California’s new privacy law applies to employers now.  What does this mean…


New Form I-9

Question:  I heard there is a new I-9 form. What are the new requirements, and what do I need to do…


Avoiding Missteps in the Interactive Process

Question: One of our employees informed us that she has a disability.  We have accommodated her by…