As if California businesses didn’t already have enough to juggle amidst a global pandemic, employers were surprised to see the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) adopt an emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 testing, documenting, and reporting requirements. Just as concerning, employers were given little notice, as the new standard went into effect November 30, 2020, almost immediately after its adoption. Among the laundry list of requirements for employers, the new standard mandates that employees who are excluded from work for COVID-19 related reasons must continue to receive their earnings, seniority, benefits, and right to reinstatement.
Attorney Rustam on 7C’s: Cost Reduction
“Using our extensive experience helping businesses discern and address potential and outstanding risks and liabilities, Pasha Law promotes cost-effective strategies and minimizes monies spent on redundancies and expensive litigation.”
-Rustam Abedinzadeh, Attorney
COVID-19 Employer Rights & Responsibilities
COVID-19 has placed an entirely different emphasis on workplace safety and a clean working environment. We've covered quite a few topics on your rights and responsibilities as an employer, including for testing and vaccinations. If you're looking for COVID-specific information on the blog, you can find it at this link: https://www.pashalaw.com/?s=Covid
The laws now state that employees must provide...
- Employers with 100 or more employees provide up to 56 hours of paid leave per year.
- Employers with fewer than 100 employees must provide 40 hours of paid leave each year.
- Employers with up to four employees must provide 40 hours of paid leave each year IF the company had a net income of at least $1M the previous tax year, or 40 hours of unpaid leave if the company had less than $1M in net income during the previous tax year.
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7C’s: Cost Reduction
We've been highlighting our 7Cs - the values we believe are imperative for quality service. This month, we'll discuss cost reduction - how efficient and effective work methodology helps reduce costs for our clients. Stay tuned as we ask our legal team how they uphold the value of Cost Reduction.
Burger King unable to Have Its Way in Trademark Case
Did you know there is one US location in which burger chain Burger King is not able to use their brand name? In Mattoon, IL, the Hootses family was able to prove prior use of the name in court in 1968, despite the chain's successful trademark registration. As a result, the family can use the name only in the Mattoon area, and the Florida-based burger chain can use the name in every other area of the US, except for Mattoon, IL.
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Happy New Year’s Eve!
It's New Year's Eve - aka, the last working day of the business year. We wish you a productive day wrapping up 2020 and planning for 2021!
Employers’ Rights and Responsibilities to Employees that Abuse Alcohol
As we come upon the time of year where holiday parties and excessive drinking are common, keep in mind employers' rights and responsibilities to those employees that abuse alcohol: https://www.pashalaw.com/alcoholic-employees-employers-rights-responsibilities/
Under Armour Faces Class-Action Lawsuit for Fraudulent Advertising
Truth in advertising still matters. A class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court against Under Armour, arguing that the company has made fraudulent claims about its UA Rush line. Under Armour says the clothing helps improve strength and endurance by acting as “the fabric version of an infrared sauna.” These claims are scientifically impossible, the lawsuit alleges.
Attorney Matt Staub, discussing our value, Cooperation: “Practicing law isn't a one-way street, but rather I've found that the best results are accomplished through cooperation between attorney and client.”