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2021 Employment Law Update: A Six-Minute Snapshot of What’s New for Employers

In a televised interview with KUSI Good Morning San Diego, Meyers Nave Employment Law Principal Arlene Yang provided a six-minute overview of important employment law changes that impact employers in 2021. Arlene discussed COVID-19 related paid leave laws, questions about mandating COVID-19 vaccines, and the California Family Rights Act, as well as independent contractor laws.

Please click here for Arlene’s interview.

Recorded Webinars: For additional information about important employment law changes for 2021, Meyers Nave provided an Employment Law Update webinar on January 12 for private and non-profit sector employers and on January 14 for public sector employers. Please click here to view the webinars. Both webinars covered the following topics.

  • COVID-19 Health and Safety Issues: COVID-19 notification requirements (AB 685), new Cal/OSHA regulations, workers’ comp changes (SB 1159), and vaccines in the workplace (Law360 recently reported that “in-house legal professionals overwhelmingly cite employment liability as the biggest legal risk they’re facing related to the global health crisis, with many readying themselves for employment litigation they believe is in the pipeline.”)
  • Equity in the Workplace: new pay data reporting requirements (SB 973), new FEHA regulations, and diversity training
  • Compensation and Wage and Hour: amendments to the AB 5 independent contractor law (AB 2257 and Prop. 22), Right of Recall ordinances, and new wage and hour developments
  • Leave, Benefits and Accommodations: expanded leave (SB 1383, AB 2017) and COVID-19 leave (AB 1867)