Employment Law Bulletin | January 19, 2021

In this month’s Employment Law Bulletin we bring you our 2021 Employment Law Update Action Items. Employers can use this handy list to help ensure their organization is in compliance with new laws that took effect in January 2021. Please reach out to an SMT employment attorney if you have questions. We are here to help.

2021 Employment Law Update Action Items

Required Labor Law Postings

CA Minimum Wage Increase

Local Minimum Wage Ordinances

OT for Agricultural Workers Act of 2016

2021 IRS Mileage Rate

Compensable Time

Employer Annual Pay Data Report

Labor Commissioner Enforcement

Wage Judgments: Successor Liability

Direct Patient Care EEs: Educational Programs and Training Costs

Mandated COVID-19 Reporting

Workers Compensation COVID-19 SB 1159

OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

Federal, State and Local Emergency Paid Leaves Expired

Independent Contractor

Settlement Agreement/Release Issues

California Family Rights Act

Paid Sick Leave Designation During Kin Care

Paid Family Leave Insurance Program

Crime Victims Protected Time Off

Mandated Reporters Now Includes Certain Individuals and HR Professionals

Pre-Employment Inquiries & Availability

Sonoma County Health Officer Mandatory Flu Shot Order

If applicable, implement system to document required data and notify Sonoma County Health


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Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP
Employment Law Group

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