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January 5, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recently revised its guidance surrounding the length of time persons must isolate after testing positive for COVID-19 and the quarantine period for those who were exposed to the virus.
December 23, 2021
As the New Year approaches, so do new proposed federal laws. After the New Year, employers should be on the lookout for the following: 1. Proposal to Raise the FLSA Exempt Salary Level 2. Revisions to NLRB Joint-Employer Rule
December 21, 2021
COVID-19 laws are changing rapidly and unpredictably. This past Friday, December 17, 2021, a federal court in Ohio surprisingly reversed a nationwide injunction against federal OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccinate-or-testing mandate for large employers (i.e., employers with 100 or more employees). Thus, effective last Friday, the federal OSHA rules (the “Rules”) are back in effect.
December 17, 2021
In the ever-changing flurry of COVID-19 laws, Cal/OSHA “re-adopted” its COVID-19 ETS rules while implementing critical changes to the same.
December 16, 2021
Employers may be surprised to learn that the law protects their employee’s hair and hairstyles—at least sometimes. Enacted in 2019, California’s CROWN Act (which stands for “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair”) prohibits employers from discriminating against job applicants and employees based on their hairstyle or texture—such as braids, locks, and twists.
December 15, 2021
Indoor masking is back across the state of California. As a response to the Omicron variant, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) has reinstituted indoor masking across the state, regardless of vaccination status. This requirement is in effect from December 15, 2021, until at least January 15, 2022.
December 9, 2021
A letter of intent (“LOI”) may be used to identify and frame the deal terms of a potential transaction. LOIs may be binding, non-binding, or partially binding. In our experience, effective LOIs are typically partially binding, with the non-binding provisions relating to the description of the transaction, price, quantity, or delivery and with the binding provisions relating to the parties’ duties of confidentiality, due diligence, and exclusivity.
November 30, 2021
On November 12, 2021, that federal appeals court “permanently” enjoined (blocked) the implementation of OSHA’s rules.  As a result of the court’s decision, OSHA has paused its own enforcement of the rules—a fact noted on their website. At present, OSHA’s pause is temporary because OSHA expects the federal court’s “permanent” injunction to be eventually overturned, as do several other legal observers.  In fact, related litigation is pending before a different court of appeal—and these cases may eventually make it up to the U.S. Supreme Court. So, this may not be the end of the federal OSHA rules.
November 24, 2021
With the new year around the corner, we will continue to ensure that you are up to date on California employment laws that become effective in 2022. This update will focus on California wage and hour law, where non-compliance can result in criminal charges and potential imprisonment. While well-meaning employers are likely not the target of this revision, it serves as an important reminder for employers to check their wage and hour compliance.
November 11, 2021
Buying or acquiring a business is stressful. But one of the most critical things a buyer can do is engage in a deliberate, methodological, and meaningful due diligence process before closing a prospective transaction. Due diligence is the homework that helps ensure all parties are making informed decisions, especially the buyer.

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