by Betsy Martyn on March 19, 2021
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Legislative Updates,
Governor Newson recently signed SB 95. The law is effective not only immediately but retroactively to January 1, 2021. As discussed more below, the law provides supplemental paid sick leave for all employees of an employer with 25 or more employees, with special rules for firefighters, when the employee is unable to work or telework if as a result of COVID-19.
The law is in effect retroactively to January 1, 2021, and through September 30, 2021.
Notice must be provided by posting the attached notice or emailing it to those employees who are not present at the workplace. The notice ... Continue Reading
by David G. Ritchie on March 25, 2020
Employee Benefits, Family and Medical Leave, Legislative Updates,
Congress Approved H.R. 6201, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (FFCRA) with new requirements for employers with fewer than 500 employees and public employers. The text of the law may be found here.
The Act requires certain employers to provide FFCRA paid sick leave, and also to extend family medical leave act benefits, in certain circumstances; and employers are able to retain an amount equal to the qualifying sick leave and child-care leave that they pay from payroll taxes. The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement ... Continue Reading
by Steven Graham on January 21, 2020
Law Enforcement, Legislative Updates,
Several new laws took effect this year that affect public safety. The key legislation is summarized in this post.
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by Betsy Martyn on January 21, 2020
Employment Law, Legislative Updates, Public Records Act, Public Utilities, Water,
The majority of the bills from 2019 addressed wildfires, affordable housing and emergency/homeless shelters. The housing bills from last year will be addressed in a separate post. A separate post on new bills affecting law enforcement will also be added.
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by Betsy Martyn on December 22, 2019
Elections, Legislative Updates,
AB 571 provides statewide campaign contribution limits applicable to City Council campaigns (beginning in 2021) unless superseded by a local campaign limit ordinance or resolution. The City does not have campaign contribution or funding limits at this time. Therefore, absent a local resolution or ordinance, the provisions of AB 571 that amend the Political Reform Act will impose a basic limit of $3000 per election per contributor as of January 1, 2021, and impose other restrictions. This limit is adjusted annual by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) according to the consumer ... Continue Reading