Monthly Archives: January 2024

What is an Emergency Action Plan? A Guide for Businesses Preparing for Crisis

 An emergency action plan helps ensure safety and well-being within a workplace or community space during emergencies. How can you create and maintain one of your own?  Our interconnected and disrupted global landscape – rife with political, economic, and climate turmoil – is forcing businesses everywhere to prepare for various emergencies that could impact their ...
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Election Season in the Workplace: Employers’ Essential FAQs for 2024

The coming election year promises to be turbulent, and your workplace will not be immune from the challenges that are sure to face us. What do you need to know about your rights and responsibilities as an employer now that the 2024 election season is officially upon us? This handy FAQ document provides all you ...
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Employers Take Note: New Employment Laws for 2024

This year, Governor Newsom signed into law employment bills on disparate subjects such as paid sick leave, reproductive loss leave, non-competes, and more.  These new laws take effect on January 1, 2024, unless otherwise noted. SB 525 (Minimum Wage Increase for Healthcare Workers) SB 525 increases the minimum wage for healthcare industry workers over the ...
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OSHA Penalties Automatically Increase, Putting Pressure on Employers to Comply with Workplace Safety Obligations

Employers should be aware of higher penalties for workplace safety violations that the U.S. Department of Labor has just published. These are the yearly increases to the maximum civil penalties that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may assess through citations against employers as a result of workplace safety and health inspections. The penalties ...
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Businesses Will Struggle to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors Thanks to New DOL Rule: 5 Takeaways

Businesses will soon find it harder to classify workers as independent contractors thanks to key changes made by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today. The Biden administration officially rescinded a rule that made it easier to classify workers as independent contractors under federal wage and hour rules. In its place, businesses will be forced ...
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Title VII and the Use of AI in Employment Decisions

Employers are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (“AI”) for assistance in making employment decisions, and although AI can eliminate disparate treatment, employers should be aware of the potential for disparate impact. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual ...
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Scammers Exploiting Corporate Transparency Act To Get Your Private Information

With the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) going into effect on January 1, 2024, it should come as no surprise that bad actors are already exploiting the new law to collect personal information from companies and use it for unlawful purposes. As we discussed in an earlier CSG Law client alert, The Corporate Transparency Act: How Will ...
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Traveling Safely Abroad: Choosing Alternatives to Uber and Lyft

While rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft are predominately safe and reliable, they may not offer adequate security for travelers—learn more about transportation alternatives for secure travel when abroad. When traveling for work or pleasure, visitors need to decide how they’ll get around an unfamiliar destination. Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the ...
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