SOME INSIGHT FROM THE CALIFORNIA LABOR COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE: Affirmative Steps Employers Can Take to Encourage Meal Breaks

In a recent victory on behalf of one of our clients, Ferber Law successfully defeated all claims for alleged missed meal breaks.  The opinion of the Labor Commissioner provides insight as to what employers can do to create evidence of providing employees with an opportunity to take a meal break and were not discouraged, impeded or otherwise prevented from taking

Cal/OSHA Revises Emergency Temporary Standards

By Alexandra Saddik On June 17, 2021, Cal/OSHA voted on new Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Governor Newsom also signed an executive order waiving the 10-day review period, which means that these new emergency temporary standards took effect immediately. What Has Changed? The purpose of the ETS revisions was to align the workplace requirements with California’s reopening requirements. The revisions made

COVID-19 Vaccinations: What Employers Need to Know

by Alexandra Saddik As the state moves forward with reopening and COVID-19 vaccines become more widely accessible, the guidance on what employers can and cannot do with regards to vaccinations is still ambiguous. Here is where the guidance is currently on the state and federal level, along with some best practices for addressing employment issues in regard to vaccinations. Can

Hiring Home Caregivers: Know the Law

  Directly hiring a #caregiver? Then this new episode of Absolute Trust Talk is for you! Listen in as Kirsten and Jon Babione of Ferber Law discuss legal requirements involved and best practices for the employer-employee relationship.  #podcast #inhomecaregiver #absoluteTtust #podcast @KirstenHowe @AbsoluteTrustCounsel To listen to the podcast, follow the link:    

Association of Defense Counsel Wednesday Webinar: Employment Law in the New Normal

As #COVID19 numbers continue to drop, businesses are once again assessing how to reopen safely. This presentation will cover the Cal/OSHA emergency standards and best practices for addressing the presence of COVID-19 in the workplace. We will also cover the current guidance on #vaccinations in the workplace and the new COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, obligations businesses have to their customers, and legal

Cal/OSHA Emergency Standards: Top Three Things Employers Need to Know

by Alexandra Saddik and Jonathan Babione In November 2020, Cal/OSHA released extensive Emergency Temporary Standards that became effective on November 30, 2020. Cal/OSHA continues updating the guidance on implementing these standards, with the latest update occurring on January 8, 2021. Here are the top three things businesses need to know about the Cal/OSHA standards: 1.  All businesses must implement a


by Alexandra P. Saddik and Jonathan R. Babione As you likely know, throughout November, California has been experiencing a steady rise of COVID-19 cases that prompted both state and local governments to impose a new round of restrictions on businesses. Below are summaries of the recent updates from the various state and Northern California agencies. CALIFORNIA State-level COVID-19 restrictions have


by Alexandra P. Saddik and Jonathan R. Babione On September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom signed SB 1383, expanding the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”). Under the original CFRA, employers with 50 or more employees were required to provide 12 weeks of job-protected leave in any 12-month work period to employees who need time off to care for a family member.