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Zooming into Privacy Issues
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

Believe it or not, it’s been approximately 6 months since Governor Newsom announced California’s stay-at-home order. Since then, many government agencies, courts, and schools have switched to using videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet to help their offices stay connected during...

Governor Newsom Signs SB 1159 and AB 685 Into Law Impacting COVID-19 Related Workers’ Compensation Coverage and Creating New Notice and Reporting Requirements Related to COVID-19 Workplace Exposures
LCW Special Bulletin

On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two COVID-19 related bills – Senate Bill (“SB”) 1159 and Assembly Bill (“AB”) 685.  SB 1159 is an urgency bill that is effective immediately, and sets forth rebuttable presumption standards to establish workers’ compensation coverage for...

Governor Newsom Announces New Blueprint for Safer Economy Plan; California Department of Public Health Issues Guidance Regarding Tier Framework for Reducing COVID-19 and Adjusting Permitted Sector Activities What Private Schools Need to Know
LCW Special Bulletin

On Friday, August 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” plan, effective August 31, 2020, which imposes color-coded, risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how...

State Guidance Issued for Elementary School Waivers, Extracurricular Activities, and FAQs for Reopening K-12 Schools
LCW Special Bulletin

On August 3, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance for schools and school-based programs.  The latest guidance includes frequently asked questions from schools and provides information regarding the waiver process for in-person learning elementary education.

Updated Statewide Guidance for Childcare Programs and Providers
LCW Special Bulletin

On June 8, 2020, LCW issued a Special Bulletin on statewide COVID-19 guidance for the reopening of childcare programs and providers. On July 17, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Social Services, and Cal-OSHA released updated statewide guidance for...

New Law Expands Workplace Lactation Accommodation Requirements for Employers
Western City Magazine

This article provides an in-depth look at SB 142, a bill that significantly expands an employer’s obligation to provide lactation accommodations for employees that was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in late 2019.  Effective January 1, 2020, SB 142 adds to existing law and requires...

Safety First: What Employers Need to Know About Workplace Violence Prevention
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

On the afternoon of May 31, 2019, a disgruntled public employee fatally shot twelve people and wounded four others in a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Eleven were city employees, and one was a contractor in the building there to obtain a permit. The building...

Lactation Accommodation Requirements Expand in California Jan. 1, 2020
Bloomberg Law

California employers with 50 or more employees need to prepare for a new law that requires them to provide private lactation spaces, reasonable break times to express milk, and policies spelled out for workers, write attorneys with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, and...


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