Ludia Kwon

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Ludia Kwon focuses her practice on employment matters. While in law school, Ludia served as a certified law clerk in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. Read Ludia Kwon's full bio.

California Updates COVID-19 Cal/OSHA ETS


By and on May 10, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

On April 21, 2022, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board approved the Third Readoption of the state’s COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). Per Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-23-21, the Third Readoption will remain in effect for no longer than December 31, 2022. The Third Readoption makes some additional...

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California to Renew COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for 2022


By and on Feb 8, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

On January 25, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that his office and state lawmakers had reached an agreement to reimplement a version of California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave through September 30, 2022. It is expected that the state legislature will move quickly to finalize and vote on legislation to effectuate this statewide paid...

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California Requires Vaccines or Regular COVID-19 Testing for Certain Healthcare Workers and State Employees


By , and on Aug 4, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans

On July 26, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a new Order that impacts healthcare and state employers in California. According to McDermott’s Michelle S. Strowhiro, Ellen M. Bronchetti and Ludia Kwon, the CDPH Order requires that almost all healthcare employers verify the vaccination status of all of their workers. The Order...

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Can Employers Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives for Employees?


By , and on Jul 28, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans

Can employers offer incentives for employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine? In short, yes. Incentives may take many forms, such as a one-time bonus, a gift card or a few extra vacation hours. Employers can get creative. According to McDermott’s Michelle S. Strowhiro, Judith Wethall and Ludia Kwon, there are two issues to consider when...

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Reverse Discrimination Risks to Consider in Managing ESG Aspirations


By on Jun 29, 2021
Posted In Employment

Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) efforts can create hazards for multinationals with US operations due to the risk of reverse discrimination litigation under US law. According to McDermott’s Ludia Kwon, a recently filed lawsuit (Kafiti v. AB Electrolux, Case No. 3:21-CV-00029 (W.D. NC. 2021)) highlights the risk in implementing ESG efforts in the United...

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