On Friday, President Biden announced that he intends to nominate Douglas L. Parker to serve as assistant secretary of labor for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

  1. How do I know if the leave that an employee is taking is considered Protected Leave?

Any leave that is associated with an injury, perceived or actual, temporary or permanent disability requires that an employer must consider a discussion with the employee about its obligations as to one or more of the following laws:

We have heard reports that UFW representatives are cold calling ag employers without identifying themselves, offering “help” with getting employees vaccinated. In one circumstance, the caller asked for the location of crews so she could assist employees to get signed up for a COVID vaccine, and represented she had direct access to vaccines. The caller refused to identify who she worked for, and hung up the phone when she was questioned. It was later dicovered the caller worked for the UFW.

SB 95 COVID Leave Signed By Governor Newsom

As predicted, Governor Newsom signed SB 95 extending Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for workers impacted by the pandemic. You can read the Governor’s publication here.

If you have questions on compliance with this new leave bank, see our eblast here.

As promised, the Labor Commissioner has issued the mandatory Notice to employees about the new 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. You can access the mandatory Notice here.

Today, the California legislature approved Senate Bill (“SB”) 95, which overhauls the State’s paid sick leave law by providing COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“COVID-19 Supplemental PSL”).

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