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Capitol Update 8/15/22

House sends $700B Inflation Reduction Act to Biden  The $700 billion Inflation Reduction Act was passed by the House on a party-line vote Friday and sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The Associated General Contractors of America spoke out against the … read more

Capitol Update 8/08/2022

OSHA heat guidance puts responsibility on contractors Federal guidance on preventing heat-related illness with rest, water and shade should be followed until new standards are issued, according to presenters at an Associated General Contractors of America conference last week in Washington, D.C. The Occupational Safety … read more

COVID-19 Employment Litigation: Taking Stock Two Years In

The COVID-19 pandemic ignited a storm of employment-related litigation, but recent court rulings are starting to provide some clarity to employers, according to an article in Reuters. The article examines how courts have ruled on questions of liability linked to compensation for employees taking COVID-19 tests, reimbursements … read more

California’s Minimum Wage Certified to Be $15.50 on January 1

Inflation has grown so dramatically that this increase to $15.50 is required by the 2016 law By Chris Micheli, July 27, 2022 2:35 pm Based upon a written certification issued by the California Department of Finance (DOF) on July 27, the state’s minimum wage will be … read more

Paid Family Leave Grant for Small Employers

Jackson Lewis PC California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, which is administered by the Employment Development Department (EDD) provides eligible employees with up to 8 weeks of wage replacement benefits when an employee is off work for certain qualifying reasons. Businesses with employees using PFL may have … read more