Additional California  Laws in Effect January 2021

Aside from the latest employment-related laws referenced in yesterday’s newsletter, California has passed additional laws effective January 1, 2021 concerning housing, health, and consumer protections. A few of the key laws outside of the workplace include the following: •   Property Tax Break: California homeowners who are 55 or older, can get a property tax break…

Latest Laws Affecting the California Workplace

The California Legislature passed and Governor Newsom signed several new laws which immediately affect California employers, ranging from Covid-19 policies, minimum wage increases, and to expanded leave benefits. Below are highlights of the new laws, effective January 1, 2021: Notification of Potential Covid-19 Exposure: Public and private California employers are to provide detailed notices to…

Proposed COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Presumption Bills Likely to Increase Premium

On May 7, 2020, we shared about Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order creating a rebuttable presumption that a California employee who contracts COVID-19 contracted it in the course of their employment. The presumption applied to employees working from March 19 through July 5, 2020. Since then 3 different bills addressing COVID-19 presumptions are now winding…