- Written by The Saqui Law Group and Jorge Lopez Espindola
With schools contemplating whether to open or not during the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are facing the possibility that they will be homeschooling or supervising distance learning for their kiddos this fall. This new normal raises questions for California employers on paid leave and teleworking during COVID.
Private employers with fewer than 500 employees are covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and those employers with more than 500 employees are covered by California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. To determine the number of employees your Company employs for purposes of finding out whether the company is covered by the FFCRA or California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, you must count all full-time and part-time employees employed within the United States at the time the employee would take leave, including individuals placed with you by a temp agency. Independent contractors are not included in calculating the number of employees for purposes of the FFCRA.
NEW NLRB ELECTION RULES IN THE WORKS: (1) NO EMPLOYEE PHONE NUMBERS OR EMAIL ADDRESSES ON VOTER LISTS AND (2) ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS
- Written by Michael C. Saqui and Nathan J. Kingery
Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) proposed a rule change cutting off unions’ access to workers’ email addresses and cellphone numbers before elections. The proposed rule can be found here. If adopted, the rule would be a big win for employers because it would curb unions’ access to worker contact info during election campaigns. This proposal marks the Trump administration’s latest rollback of Obama-era changes to the representation election process.
The Board said the new rule will “advance important employee privacy interests,” in a press release announcing the proposed change.