Are you ready for 2021?
It’s that time again — Happy New Year! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social and political discord, our state legislative representatives and the federal government still found time to create new hurdles for employers in 2021. To fully protect the workplace from costly employment disputes and government audits, employers, managers and human resource professionals must stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape of employment laws.
Join us with guest speaker, opens in a new windowJonathan Fraser Light, managing attorney at LightGabler. The important topics to be discussed will include (among many others):
- Amendments to the FEHA’s protected categories and required policy updates for all employers
- Mandatory COVID-19 OSHA notice and Workers’ Compensation requirements
- Board of director expansions based on gender and underrepresented communities
- Amendments to AB 5, Dynamex and the use of independent contractors in the workplace
- January 1, 2021 deadline for sexual harassment prevention training for employers
- Paid Family Leave expansions
- California Family Rights Act expansion to employers with five or more employees
- The CalSavers Program is here – are you ready?
- DLSE statute of limitations expansion on retaliation claims, and recovery of attorneys’ fees for whistleblowers
- Significant local and state minimum wage changes
- Expanded penalties for failure to pay wages
- EDD expedited Work Share program
- Individual liability for wage and hour violations
- Leave law updates for crime victims
- CCPA extension for employment files and required CCPA notices
- Is Human Resources now a mandated CANRA reporter?
- Pay for “Computer Software Engineers” and “Physicians and Surgeons” on the rise
- CA “Component 2” wage reporting requirements
- Overtime changes for agricultural workers
- Arbitration do’s and don’ts and the U.S. Supreme Court’s view on class waivers (AB 51 update)
- Rest and meal break relief for certain industries
- More changes to PAGA (the “Sue Your Boss” law)
- Non-discretionary bonuses affect more than overtime…
- New cases on commute time
- Limitations on the ministerial exemption
- Applying CA’s wage and hour laws to out-of-state employees
- Required handbook updates for 2021
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