Pres. Biden signs law making Juneteenth a federal holiday

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On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed Senate Bill 475 declaring Juneteenth National Independence Day a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, about 2 1/2 years after the proclamation was first issued. The bill became effective immediately upon being signed. What it means for … Read more

Post-Covid Employer Responsibilities and Laws

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The idea that employers are responsible at some level for employee safety and conditions of their property isn’t new. For example, there is a legal term called premises liability. Premises liability refers to injuries or death that occur because of dangerous conditions or poor maintenance on a property. Beyond the existing laws and regulations; however, … Read more

New Employment Law Changes in California for the #MeToo Movement

California has joined in the fight against sexual harassment in the workplace, enacting new regulations and laws that will take effect in 2019. In September 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed four new bills into law, a major step in the right direction following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Employers should keep themselves up-to-date on … Read more

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