By Pankit Doshi, Lisa Loesel and Saniya Ahmed on Oct 18, 2023
Posted In Employment
Market volatility and other business disruptions can force employers to make difficult personnel decisions around reductions in force (RIFs). These may include reducing employee headcount, eliminating entire departments, hiring independent consultants or implementing hiring freezes to ease potential financial burden. During this webinar in our series exploring best practices for workforce management in volatile markets, Pankit...
California Governor Signs Landmark Legislation That Gives Bargaining Power to Nonunionized Fast-Food Workers
By Saniya Ahmed, Ludia Kwon and McDermott Will & Emery on Sep 13, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Labor
On September 5, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed landmark legislation aimed at further regulating the working conditions and wages of California’s fast- food workers. This bill has immediate impact on certain employers and franchisors doing business in the Golden State. Assembly Bill (AB) 257, also known as the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery...
By Pankit Doshi, Saniya Ahmed and Michelle S. Strowhiro on Apr 1, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor
On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 95, significantly expanding California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (CSPSL). This latest legislation now requires any California employer with more than 25 employees to provide CSPSL in addition to regular paid sick leave offered. Access the article.
By Michelle S. Strowhiro and Saniya Ahmed on Sep 30, 2020
Posted In Employment, Labor
California’s AB 685, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week, does two things: (1) it creates an enforceable statewide standard for how employers handle potential exposure to COVID-19 and outbreaks of COVID-19 in the workplace; and (2) it expands the power of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to enforce this standard and...
By Brian S. Cousin, Abigail M. Kagan and Saniya Ahmed on Sep 15, 2020
Posted In Employment
COVID-19 safety plans are a way for employers to demonstrate to their employees, the public and, in certain cases, state governments that they have considered the risks associated with COVID-19 in their workplaces and have developed a response to these concerns. The plans establish and explain the policies, practices and conditions necessary to meet the...