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Workers' Compensation COVID-19 Reclassification of Employees

The California Department of Insurance has approved special rules proposed by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) to provide some relief to employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new rules will allow employers to temporarily reassign the payroll of qualified employees to 8810 Clerical and exclude the payroll for employees who are on paid leave during the Shelter In Place order.  Documentation will be important; below is a brief overview of the documentation that will be required.

Harassment Prevention Training is Live on GPTrack

Update: On August 30, 2019 Governor Newsom has signed new legislation into law (SB778) that extends the anti-harassment training deadline from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. 

On September 30, 2018 California passed SB1343, greatly expanding the requirement that employers provide harassment prevention training to employees.  Employers with five or more employees must provide harassment prevention training as follows:

Jeff Okrepkie Named to 2015 NBBJ Forty under 40 List

Jeff Okrepkie of our Santa Rosa office was recently named ot the North Bay Business Journal's 2015 Forty under 40 list for top professionals in the North Bay. As described in the press release: “These are the latest in a new generation of rising North Bay business and community leaders,” said Business Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger. “They are stars in their organizations and they are stars in the community.

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