Can Your Employer Require You to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Can Your Employer Require You to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine? When the COVID-19 vaccine came out, many California workers couldn’t wait to get it. But not everyone. Maybe you’re concerned that the vaccine came out too quickly and could have long-term side effects that aren’t apparent right now.  If so, you’re not alone: last December,…

What California Employees Need to Know About COVID Safety Regulations in the Workplace

By Whitehead Employment Law

What California Employees Need to Know About COVID Safety Regulations in the Workplace California employees should know their rights when it comes to COVID safety regulations approved by Cal/OSHA for workplaces. At the end of November, the California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) approved an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that applies…

Fired After COVID-19? Was it Legal?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Fired After COVID-19? Was it Legal? When you were laid off from your job, your boss was highly apologetic. He reiterated that it was not you: COVID-19 has been wreaking havoc with your industry, and he doesn’t have the financial resources to keep everyone on. He assured you that once things improved, you would be…

COVID-19: What California Employees Need to Know Now

By Whitehead Employment Law

Wondering what new sick pay and emergency FMLA leave laws apply to California employees as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic? Know your sick pay and leave rights with our comprehensive COVID-19 Guide for California Employees.  Families First Coronavirus Response Act Effective April 2, 2020 While the new law provides a host of provisions,…