Lisa Burden

Lisa Burden is a freelance writer with degrees in journalism and law and has two very large Labrador Retrievers. She specializes in writing about legal and business topics. In keeping with her love of books, her first job was as an aide in her high school’s library.

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California Paid Family Leave Benefits Goes Into Effect July 1

California extends paid family leave from 6 to 8 weeks beginning July 1, 2020

EEOC: Workplace Compliance Measures in Fighting COVID-19

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance on what employers can do to combat COVID-19 and protect their workforce.

Deep Dive: Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Forbids LGBTQ Discrimination

Monday's surprise ruling protects the rights of LGBTQ workers

County in New Mexico Adopts Paid Leave for “Any Reason” Law

Many employers in Bernalillo County, New Mexico will have to start providing paid leave for “any reason” to workers starting July 1.

Does My Small Business Qualify for An Exemption Under the Coronavirus Paid Leave Law?

The FFCRA paid sick leave and expanded family leave law exempts healthcare providers and emergency responders. Here are the requirements you need to know about.

Coronavirus Paid Leave Law Small Business Exemption

Some small businesses are exempt from providing emergency paid sick leave and expanded FMLA paid leave under the FFCRA. Find out if your business qualifies.

COVID-19: Colorado Employers and Limited Paid Sick Leave

Some businesses in Colorado will need to provide workers with up to 4 days of paid sick leave if they have flu-like symptoms and are being tested for the coronavirus, or are under instructions from a healthcare provider to quarantine.

Los Angeles Expands Paid Sick Leave Requirement for Large Employers

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a public order April 7

DOL Issues Guidance on FLSA Issues Related to COVID-19

The DOL released an FAQ regarding COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The guidelines help clarify critical issues and keep employers in compliance.

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

Employers can access guidance from OSHA on how to keep employees safe during the coronavirus — and learn about important regulations to follow.