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It’s Time to Redistrict

  • By: Margaret E. Long
It’s Time to Redistrict After the completion of the U.S. census every 10-years, public agencies with officers elected from geographical districts must “redistrict.”  This requires review of the recent Census population data and, if necessary, adjustment of voting area boundaries to keep them as nearly equal in population as possible, allowing for certain variances due to geography, topography, communities of interest, etc., all as...

The Scoop on Mandating Vaccines in the Workplace

  • By: P.J. Van Ert
The Scoop on Mandating Vaccines in the Workplace Recently, it was reported that a local California law firm was requiring its employees to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine. This was reportedly the first law firm to do so.  The policy in question “encourages” all employees to get the vaccine as soon as they become eligible. The policy continues to require employees to practice public health safety guidelines when in...

California Pay Data Reporting – SB 973

  • By: Sophia Meyer
California Pay Data Reporting – SB 973 California employers of 100 or more employees must report pay and hours-worked data by establishment, job category, sex, race and ethnicity to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) by March 31, 2021, and annually thereafter.  The “snapshot period” for reporting is a single pay period between October 1 and December 31 of the Reporting Year.  An employer has...