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Workplace Violence Prevention Plan Implementation: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
03/13/2024
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

With the enactment of Senate Bill (“SB”) 553, the legislature amended Labor Code section 6401.7 and added Labor Code section 6401.9, requiring employers to adopt and implement a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (“WVPP”) and corresponding training for their employees by July 1, 2024.
As the...

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Tax Proposal May Terminate ERC Program as of January 31, 2024
01/24/2024
LCW Special Bulletin

Employers considering filing employee retention credit (“ERC”) claims with the IRS should be aware that a new congressional tax proposal, called the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, advocates moving the filing deadline for ERC claims up to January 31, 2024. Currently, the...

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Bid Threshold Increased to $114,500 for Community College and School District Contracts
01/04/2024
LCW Special Bulletin

As of January 1, 2024, the bid threshold over which community college and school district governing boards must competitively bid and award certain contracts was increased from $109,300 to $114,500. This bid threshold applies to the following types of contracts:

Purchase of equipment, materials,...

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National Labor Relations Board Reverses Course: Confidentiality & Non-Disparagement Clauses in Severance Agreements Violate Employees’ Rights
02/24/2023
LCW Special Bulletin

In a decision issued on February 21, 2023, and in a significant departure from prior precedent, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in a severance agreement impermissibly interfered with the employees’ Section 7 rights under the...

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Insurance Policy Defense Provisions Do Not Automatically Bestow Defense Rights on Third Parties Not Named as Additional Insureds.
02/02/2023
Business & Facilities

Chris LaBarbera hired Knight Construction to remodel a house. Their contract required Knight to defend and indemnify Mr. LaBarbera for all claims arising out of the work. Knight obtained a general liability insurance policy from Security National Insurance Company that covered damages Knight was...

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Bid Threshold Increased to $109,300 for School and Community College District Contracts.
01/17/2023
Business & Facilities

As of January 1, 2023, the bid threshold over which community college and school district governing boards must competitively bid and award certain contracts was increased to $109,300. This bid threshold applies to the following types of contracts:

Purchase of equipment, materials, or supplies to...

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Say “See Ya” to the CEQA for Qualified Student Housing Projects
10/03/2022
LCW Special Bulletin

California just passed a bill to expedite the process for public universities developing student housing projects in order to meet the demands of the growing housing crisis. SB 886 was signed by the Governor on September 28, 2022, and streamlines the process by exempting community college districts...

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Policies Every Agency Should Have in Their Personnel Rules
07/28/2022
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

Updating personnel rules is an endless task. Laws are constantly changing, and agencies are experiencing significant operational changes now more than ever. The responsibility of ensuring that all personnel rules are up to date and reflect both the legal requirements and the operational...

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Updated CDPH Guidance Removes Face Covering Requirements in Most Settings
03/01/2022
LCW Special Bulletin

On February 28, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) updated its guidance concerning the use of face coverings to further relax those requirements.
While the updated CDPH guidance continues to require the use of face covering in certain high-risk settings, the guidance removes...

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CDPH Relaxes Face Covering Requirements
02/16/2022
LCW Special Bulletin

On February 7, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued updated guidance concerning the use of face coverings in indoor public settings and businesses. The new rules concerning the use of face coverings takes effect on February 16, 2022, except where a local jurisdiction...

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Can A COVID-19 Infection Lead To Third Party Liability For Employers?
02/15/2022
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

Non-employees may be able to sue employers for COVID-19 infections that can be traced to the employer’s workplace. A recent California Court of Appeal decision may pave the way for third parties to collect compensation from employers due to COVID-19 infections.
A California Court of Appeal recently...

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