2020 Mid-Year Employment Law Update (6-24-20 Webinar Recording)

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Hixson Nagatani LLP sends you our well wishes during these very difficult times.  This complimentary on-demand 90 minute webinar is an edited recording of our 2020 Mid-Year California Employment Law Update originally presented on June 24, 2020, with some portions re-recorded to correct audio quality issues during the original presentation.  Topics include:

  • Return to Work:  Employer do’s and don’ts when returning employees to work under Cal-OSHA, local public health orders, and anti-discrimination laws; managing potentially high-risk scenarios when employees refuse to return to work.
  • Work from Home:  Legal requirements, best practices, and pitfalls for employers, including with respect to expense reimbursement, and distinctions between voluntary versus mandatory telecommuting arrangements; expense reimbursement obligations; whether and when travel from a home office to the company’s office is compensable time worked.
  • Leaves of Absence:  Update on new leave laws, and application of existing leave laws, to COVID-19 pandemic related absences.
  • Cost-Cutting Measures:  We’ll review key legal do’s and don’ts related to common cost-cutting measures, including layoffs, temporary furloughs, pay reductions, work schedule reductions. 
  • Unlimited Vacation:  In the first reported California court decision related to “unlimited” vacation policies, McPherson v. EF Intercultural Foundation, Inc., the California Court of Appeal held that the employer was required to pay terminated employees for unused vacation, despite the employer’s argument that it had an “unlimited” non-accrual vacation policy.  We’ll review common mistakes involving unlimited vacation practices that run afoul of McPherson, and how to update vacation policies and practices in light of this important new ruling.
  • “Contractor” Status Update: The California Attorney General’s and multiple cities’ lawsuit against Uber and Lyft to enforce California Assembly Bill 5; new California ballot measure concerning AB 5.

This is an edited recording of a webinar presented by Ray HixsonBrian Nagatani, and Mary Wang on June 24, 2020.  Please note that the webinar does not address changes in the law since the original program date. Please also note that the webinar provides only general information about the law, and does not constitute legal advice. Companies or individuals seeking legal advice should retain counsel.

Please note that HR and attorney continuing education credits are not available for watching this recorded program.

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