Biden’s Department of Labor is Taking Shape

On the heels of announcing Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his nominee for labor secretary, sources are now reporting that California’s current Labor Secretary Julie Su will become President Biden’s Deputy Secretary. Su is backed by progressive advocacy organizations, including California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA).

Their letter to President Biden urging him to nominate Su as the Secretary of Labor is available here. The California Business and Industrial Alliance (CABIA), on the other hand, took out an ad recently criticizing her tenure as California’s Labor Secretary, available here. You can read more about Su here.


California employers are familiar with Su, and know this nomination means we can expect more of the same at the national level. This marks a huge shift from the last administration. We will keep you updated on changes as they come down the pipeline!


CDPH Lifts Regional Stay at Home Order


On January 25, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that officials have lifted the Regional Stay at Home Order for all regions statewide, including San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Southern California. As a result of the lift, non-essential activities are no longer limited and certain services such as outdoor dining, personal services and outdoor wine tasting, may resume immediately. You may review the announcement here.


While the Regional Stay at Home Order has been lifted, individual counties can still choose to impose stricter rules. Therefore, you should review your individual county’s orders. If you have any questions, contact the experts at The Saqui Law Group, PC. 

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