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Steven Gallagher is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.

On January 1, 2021, various new and amended employment laws will go into effect in California. Below is a summary of some of these laws that employers should make themselves aware of heading into the new year.  All laws discussed in this post go into effect on January 1, 2021, unless otherwise noted.
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State and federal governments continue to roll out new COVID-19 laws, regulations, and executive orders.  As a result of the ever-changing legal landscape, employers are left confused at the multitude of rules they must follow and obligations they now face.   Are we considered an essential business to remain open for business? Do we reduce employees’ hours, furlough, or lay off employees to cut costs and remain in business?  Does the WARN Act apply in our situation?  Can employees go on emergency leaves of absence?  How does emergency paid sick leave work?   If you are left scratching your head, this comprehensive checklist will help you navigate through these challenging times.
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