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September 16, 2021
Employers in California are no longer able to require their employees to arbitrate work-related grievances. This stunning ruling was handed down yesterday by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In its decision, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the legality of California’s anti-arbitration law known as Assembly Bill 51.
September 14, 2021
On September 9, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that employers with 100 employees or more will be—in the near future— required to ensure that their workplace is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or otherwise subject to at least weekly COVID-19 testing before coming to work. It is estimated that the new rule will affect at least 80 million workers in the private sector.
September 8, 2021
Employees must be paid for the time spent waiting for and receiving medical attention for a work-related injury (e.g., initial doctor visit). In fact, under the California Labor Code, employees are entitled to receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses, along with lost wages, when they submit to an examination by a physician at the request of the employer, the insurer, the administrative director, the appeals board, or a workers’ compensation administrative law judge.
September 2, 2021
California has one of the strictest privacy laws in the United States. One such law, California’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”), requires that any person or entity that owns or operates a commercial website or online service that collects personally identifiable information (“PII”) from California residents to have clearly visible and accessible privacy policies. These privacy policies must provide consumers notice on what type of PII the business collects and what the business does with the PII.

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