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REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES

When is a Request for Accommodation Unreasonable? Most employers are aware that employees with a recognized or perceived disability are legally entitled to a “reasonable accommodation,” if it would enable them to perform the essential functions of their job. Unknown…

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NEW LAW VASTLY EXPANDS EMPLOYEE LEAVE RIGHTS

With the Coronavirus Pandemic presently spiking at unprecedented levels, employee requests to take time off to care for themselves, and infected family members, are already exploding.  This trend is expected to continue into the foreseeable future, reflecting the exponential increases…

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CoronAlert #8

COVID WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS TARGET EMPLOYERS As the national death toll surpasses 200,000 and counting, the frequency of wrongful death lawsuits against employers is keeping pace. The family members of employees who have died from COVID-19 are filing wrongful death…

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CoronAlert #7

EMPLOYEES TESTING POSITIVE: WHAT NOW? Employers have independent legal obligations to 1) record and 2) report outbreaks of COVID-19 (hereafter, "CV") in the workplace. RECORDING REQUIREMENTS Generally, California employers experiencing a CV-related fatality or illness, must record such events, as…

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