New Laws Impacting Employers

New Laws Impacting Employers in 2020 - Elmore HR Consulting in Sacramento and Folsom, CA

New Laws Impacting Employers – Elmore HR Consulting in Sacramento and Folsom, CA

SB 1159

Workers compensation for employees who test positive for COVID-19; the rebuttable presumption that employees were exposed at work. Employers must report all positive COVID-19 cases of employees as a “covered injury” to worker’s compensation dating back to March 19, 2020, and until January 1, 2023. Read more.

Reporting Deadline

Employers must report to their claims administrator any employee who tested positive on or after July 6, 2020, and prior to September 17, 2020, in writing via e-mail or fax no later than October 17, 2020.

SB 1383

Effective 1/1/2021, California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Leave is expanded to employers with five (5) or more employees.  CFRA provides 12 weeks of leave for a qualifying reason. Read more.

AB 685

Effective 1/1/2021, employers are required to provide notice of potential COVID-19 exposure to employees within 24 hours of learning an employee has tested positive; required to provide notice to public health officials within 48 hours. Read more.

HR Ninjas will be reviewing Leave and COVID notice requirements as well as many other changes with Strategic/Engaged Clients before year-end.

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We will continue to monitor and share information regarding pending bills, guidance, and other critical updates. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to an HR Ninja for assistance. You can also find information on our blog and the Client Login.

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