In the final episode of our series on unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino answers the most frequently asked questions regarding unemployment benefits, including the interaction between state and federal unemployment, employer ratings, and partial unemployment benefits.
In this podcast, Mike Nader discusses pending legislation that could significantly impact employers if passed before the California Legislature’s current session ends on August 31, 2020. Many of the proposed bills relate to the coronavirus pandemic, including a bill that would provide employees with up to 10 business days of bereavement leave and a bill that would make leave and job protection benefits available to employees recovering from COVID-19. Our speaker also addresses Senate Bill 1383, which would expand leave requirements under the California Family Rights Act to apply to small employers with five or more employees—essentially, to most California employers.
In this podcast, Charles Thompson and Betsy Johnson discuss the California Fair Chance Act and the new regulations and guidance that the California Fair Employment and Housing Council and Department of Fair Employment and Housing have issued about the law. The speakers explain the state law’s prohibitions on what employers can ask applicants regarding their criminal histories in addition to covering local ban-the-box ordinances.
For many years, unions have used “Scabby the Rat” as a symbol of protest. In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe and Brian Hayes take a look at the current state of the law as it relates to the use of Scabby and what constitutes legal picketing and bannering.