Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 31-2020(CC) – Senate Bill 1383 Expands the Application of the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) (CCD)

Under current law, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) provides that all public agencies are covered employers without regard to the number of employees, but to qualify for CFRA, an employee must work at a site where at least 50 employees are employed within 75 surface miles. Effective January 1, 2020, school districts, community college districts, county offices of education, and other public agencies with at least five (5) employees must provide CFRA leave to any employee who meets the following eligibility criteria: employed at least 12 months, provided at least 1,250 hours of service during the applicable 12-month period, and has available CFRA leave.

Legal Update Memo No. 59-2020 – Senate Bill 1383 Expands the Application of the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) (K-12)

Under current law, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) provides that all public agencies are covered employers without regard to the number of employees, but to qualify for CFRA, an employee must work at a site where at least 50 employees are employed within 75 surface miles. Effective January 1, 2020, school districts, community college districts, county offices of education, and other public agencies with at least five (5) employees must provide CFRA leave to any employee who meets the following eligibility criteria: employed at least 12 months, provided at least 1,250 hours of service during the applicable 12-month period, and has available CFRA leave.

Legal Update Memo No. 30-2020(CC) – AB 2257 Revises AB 5 Regarding Independent Contractors (CCD)

AB 2257, which went into immediate effect on September 4, 2020, clarified and amended AB 5, a problematic law which went into effect January 2020 regarding independent contractors.

Legal Update Memo No. 58-2020 – AB 2257 Revises AB 5 Regarding Independent Contractors (K-12)

AB 2257, which went into immediate effect on September 4, 2020, clarified and amended AB 5, a problematic law which went into effect January 2020 regarding independent contractors.

Legal Update Memo No. 29-2020(CC) – Employer Notice Obligations Related to COVID-19 Exposure and Outbreaks (AB 685) (CCD)

Effective January 1, 2021, Labor Code section 6409.6 requires employers to notify certain employees, their exclusive representatives, and employers of contracted employees, within one business day, after the employer receives a “notice of potential exposure” to COVID-19, and to notify the local public health agency, within 48 hours, after learning of a “COVID-19 outbreak” at a worksite.

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