Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

There are several small business loan programs and funding options that have been put in place by the SBA through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES ACT”) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is some information and links to additional resources. Paycheck Protection Program The Paycheck Protection Program provides loans for all...
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U.S. Department of Labor COVID-19 Employment Information

  The U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division provided the following information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, including its effects on wages, paid sick leave, and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.   Rights & Obligations Employee Paid Leave Rights Employer...
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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for California Employers and Workers

  The following are local, state and federal resources containing information to assist employers and workers in navigating through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis: Labor & Workforce Development Agency: Guidance for Employers and Workers FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office Los Angeles Job Portal EDD: Coronavirus FAQs EDD Employer Work Sharing Program...
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California Equal Pay Act Expanded

Expansion of California Equal Pay Act In 2017 California enacted several amendments to Labor Code section 1197.5, as a result of which the California Equal Pay Act has been expanded significantly. While the old law prohibited wage disparity between employees of the opposite sex, under the new law, the protections have been expanded to prevent...
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Los Angeles Mandates Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Sick Leave

Los Angeles Mandates Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Sick Leave New Minimum Wage Ordinances in the City of Los Angeles have increased the minimum wage for employees who work for an employer within the City limits for a minimum of two hours during any particular week. The new ordinances also require employers to provide employees...
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Court of Appeals Reinstates NFL’s Four-Game Suspension of Tom Brady

Court Reinstates NFL’s Four-Game Suspension of Tom Brady In overturning the lower court’s decision and reinstating the NFL’s four-game suspension of Tom Brady, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, ruled that NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, “properly exercised his broad discretion under the collective bargaining agreement” and that his procedural rulings did not deprive Tom...
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Changes to California Equal Pay Act

California recently passed Senate Bill No. 358, which amends Labor Code Section 1197.5 known as the California Equal Pay Act, to make it easier for an employee to successfully pursue a wage discrimination claim. According to the California legislature, in 2014 the gender wage gap in California was at 16 cents on the dollar. That means a woman...
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