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Sidebar Issue 129 | August 2021

To Mandate, Or Not to Mandate: An Employer's Guide to Vaccination

The latest hot topic for California employers when dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, is whether mandating employee vaccination is legal and/or prudent. While everyone has a personal opinion on vaccination, the legal standard on what is, and is not, acceptable for employers is becoming more clear every day. Among the concerns voiced by many is the fact that none of the three vaccines distributed in the United States (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson) have received full approval from the Uni

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By:  Brian E. Koegle

Employee Separation Agreements and General Releases - Not a Bulletproof Solution!

The decision to terminate an employee is never easy, especially if the separation is contentious. To mitigate the risk that a disgruntled employee later sues the employer for discrimination or violations of California wage and hour laws, an employer may require the employee sign a separation agreement and general release of any and all claims against the employer. However, even if the employee willingly signs the agreement the employer is not “out of the woods.”

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By:  Ransom D. Boynton

Featured Employment Settlement : John Osuna, et al. v. Neutron Holdings Inc.

On July 13, 2021 defendant Neutron Holdings Inc. agreed to the terms of an $8.5 million settlement to resolve a wage and hour class action matter.

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