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What California Employers Need To Know About Cal/OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Standards

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

On June 17, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) voted to adopt revised workplace standards for addressing the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. The governor subsequently signed an executive order giving immediate effect to these revised standards. According to Cal/OSHA, the revisions are designed to “provide options for employers to make a… Read More »

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Can An Aggrieved Employee Bring A PAGA Lawsuit Even If They Lack Standing To Bring An Individual Labor Code Claim?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), an “aggrieved employee” can sue a current or former employer on behalf of the state for violations of the Labor Code. In a March 2020 decision, Kim v. Reins International California, Inc.. the California Supreme Court held that employees do not lose their “standing” to bring PAGA… Read More »

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What California Employers Need To Know About Personnel Files

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Section 1198.5 of the California Labor Code grants current and former employees (or their representative) the right to receive and inspect a copy of their personnel record from an employer. Once an employer receives a request for a personnel file, they are obligated to provide access “at reasonable times and at reasonable intervals,” but… Read More »

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