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What to Expect After the Expiration of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
09/28/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

In March 2021, in response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the California legislature adopted Senate Bill (SB) 95. The bill added Labor Code section 248.2, which required that employers provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) to their employees in the event that an...

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New Qualifying Reasons for Tax Credits under the American Rescue Plan Act
08/10/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On July 29, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced regulatory changes providing new qualifying reasons for tax credits under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Specifically, eligible employers may now claim payroll tax credits if they provide Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) or Emergency...

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The Department of Justice Determines that Employers May Require Vaccinations Approved Under the Emergency Use Authorization
08/02/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently published an opinion addressing whether entities, including employers, may require vaccinations for COVID-19 using vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approval process.
The opinion...

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Requesting Proof of Employees’ Vaccination, Confidentiality Requirements, & Use and Disclosure of Employee Vaccination Information
06/18/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

With the recent adoption of amended Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Regulations, and its allowances for fully vaccinated employees, employers must consider how they will manage employees at their worksites and facilities, and whether they will make any distinction between employees who are fully vaccinated and...

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President Biden Approves the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
03/18/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On March 11, 2021, President Biden approved House Resolution (HR) 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, signing it into law.
The Act provides aid to many groups, including aid to local governments through the 130-billion-dollar Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery (CLFR) Fund. The Act also extends CARES...

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Identifying and Addressing the Legal Issues Implicated by Voluntary Employer-Sponsored COVID-19 Vaccination Programs
03/04/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

While most employers have decided against mandating COVID-19 vaccinations, some employers are considering offering their employees vaccinations on a voluntary basis or other ways to encourage their employees to be vaccinated.
When an employer is deciding whether to adopt a “voluntary vaccination...

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