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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Privacy Rights Act Nudges State Closer to the GDPR

September 22, 2022

Via: LexBlog

After Europe blazed the trail by passing the sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in 2016, California followed closely in the footsteps of European efforts by passing the most comprehensive data privacy law in the United States, the California Consumer […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Issues Monkeypox Guidance for Employers

September 21, 2022

Via: SHRM

On Sept. 15, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) published guidance on protecting workers from monkeypox. The guidance applies to workplaces covered by the Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard, which includes healthcare facilities, medical transport, police, and public […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Law Will Protect Employees’ Use of Marijuana Outside Work

September 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

The California Legislature recently passed a bill prohibiting employers from penalizing workers for using marijuana during their off-work hours. Recreational use of marijuana has been legal in California since 2016. While off-duty use would be legally protected, the new bill […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

No More Exceptions: What to Do When the California Privacy Exemptions for Employee, Applicant and B2B Data Expire on January 1, 2023

September 8, 2022

Via: National Law Review

California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) give consumers substantial rights regarding the disclosure and use of their personal information collected by businesses subject to the law. Significantly, CCPA/CPRA define the term “consumer” to mean […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Employers Get Ready: Expanded Privacy Compliance Begins in 2023

September 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

For the past few years, California’s comprehensive privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) included an important partial exemption for employees, applicants, and independent contractors, collectively known as workforce members. The California Privacy Rights Act, which amended […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

No More Exceptions: What to Do When the California Privacy Exemptions for Employee, Applicant and B2B Data Expire

September 7, 2022

Via: National Law Review

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) gives consumers increasingly more control over their personal information when collected by businesses subject to the law. We have previously discussed the compliance requirements of these data […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Employee Who Settled Individual Claims Can Bring PAGA Enforcement Action

August 30, 2022

Via: SHRM

An employee who settled individual claims against her employer for alleged labor code violations was not subsequently barred from bringing a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) enforcement action against the employer for the same labor code violations, even though—prior to […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Increases Enforcement of Indoor Heat Safety Regs

August 24, 2022

Via: SHRM

California’s outdoor heat illness prevention standard is well known by employers with employees who commonly work outside. While there is no official indoor heat illness standard, employers still need to consider heat hazards when evaluating workplace safety, especially in light […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

California Poised to Expand Pay Transparency, Reporting Obligations

August 18, 2022

Via: SHRM

A bill to increase pay transparency in California steps closer to becoming law. California Senate Bill 1162, introduced in February and with some amendments since its initial form, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 11. Only a few steps […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Board to Set COVID-19 Safety Provisions

August 10, 2022

Via: SHRM

On Sept. 15, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will continue the long and arduous journey to establish COVID-19 safety measures in the workplace. Since the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) initial emergency temporary standards […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

If You Do Business in Multiple States, You Might Owe More Taxes Than You Think

July 20, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Growing their business is a critical goal for many business owners. But the process can be complex and confusing — especially if it involves nexus. The Sales Tax Institute defines sales tax nexus as “the level of connection between a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Equity, Equality, and Pay Disclosure in California

July 14, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Amidst persistent wage gaps and pay secrecy, a proposed California law attempts to even the playing field by mandating a public display of wage information. Proponents say that this will not only improve pay disparities but gaps in opportunities as […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

How To Hire an Employee in California in 7 Easy Steps

July 8, 2022

Via: Fit Small Business

Learning how to hire an employee in California first requires you to understand the nuances of its local labor laws. California new hire requirements often provide more protections for candidates and employees than federal laws—and you must follow these to […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Alters Close Contact and Infectious Period Definitions Under COVID rules

June 30, 2022

Via: SHRM

On June 8, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an Order defining close contact and infectious period for purposes of the CDPH’s isolation and quarantine guidance issued on April 6. Because the definitions in the new order directly […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California’s 2022 Proposed Labor and Employment Laws – Pending Legislation that Employers Should Monitor

June 29, 2022

Via: JD Supra

California employers, both new and old, should take note of pending bills that could further expand companies’ legal responsibilities under California’s extensive and unique labor and employment laws. Below is a sampling of the Golden State legislation that employers may […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Mild COVID-19 Is Not a Disability Under Calif. Law

June 28, 2022

Via: SHRM

An employee with mild COVID-19 who was fired after she came to work while she was feeling ill, in violation of company rules, could not go forward with her lawsuit under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), a federal […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The End of the HR Data Exemption under California law?

June 15, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Unless the California legislature acts soon, the scope of information subject to the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) will include all employee or human resource-related personal information on January 1, 2023. To date, California employers have been obligated to only […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

To Clarify the Meaning CCPA, CPPA Issues Initial Statement of Reasons for New Regs

June 9, 2022

Via: JD Supra

“Businesses, service providers, and contractors are to comply with not just the letter of the (California Consumer Privacy Act), but the spirit of the law.” That is according to a new Initial Statement of Reasons issued by the California Privacy […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Supreme Court: Unpaid Meal and Rest Period Premiums Can Lead to Wage Statement and Waiting Time Penalties

June 6, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court ruled in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc. that unpaid meal and rest period premiums can form the basis of claims for wage statement violations under California Labor Code section 226 and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

How to Prepare for an Employment Tax Audit in California

May 31, 2022

Via: Lawyer Monthly

This article covers the general process and important issues that we see come up in the course of California’s Employment Development Department tax audits, with a focus on the employment misclassification audits of businesses that utilise the services of independent […]