The Essential – January 2021


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January 2021 // Volume 8 // Issue 1 


Clients and Friends,

As we embrace a new year, we are pleased to equip you with information and tools to help you navigate our state’s ever-changing employment law landscape.   

Welcome to our first edition of The Essential for 2021 — Enjoy!
Sonya Kemp – Founder and President 

What’s New This Year 

CA Greatly Expands Job Protected Leave
to Employers of Five or More Employees

This year California introduced sweeping changes to its already generous job protected leaves of absence.
Do you have at least five (5) employees?
Read our blog for more details on this impactful change:

Minimum Wage Changes Impact
Non-Exempt & Exempt Employees

California Minimum Wage Rates 2021-2023*

Date Minimum Wage for Employers with 25 Employees or Less Minimum Wage for Employers with 26 Employees or More
January 1, 2021
(Current Year)
 $13.00/hour for non-exempt (hourly)
$54,080/year for exempt (salaried)**
 $14.00/hour for non-exempt
$58,240/year for exempt
January 1, 2022  $14.00/hour for non-exempt
$58,240/year for exempt
 $15.00/hour for non-exempt
$62,400/year for exempt
January 1, 2023  $15.00/hour for non-exempt
$62,400/year for exempt

*Local entities (cities and counties) are allowed to enact minimum wage rates and several cities  have recently adopted ordinances which establish a higher minimum wage rate for employees working within their local jurisdiction.
** Exempt employees in California must earn two times hourly minimum wage

Missed the 12/31/2020 Harassment Prevention Training Deadline? Don’t Worry, We’ve Got You Covered!

Have you trained your workforce on Harassment Prevention?  December 31 was the deadline to train all employees and leaders for one hour and two hours, respectively.
To respect social distancing protocols, EBHR is scheduling and facilitating interactive training sessions via Zoom now. Contact us to schedule your team and leader training.
REMEMBER: Newly hired and promoted employees must complete Harassment Prevention with the first six months of hire or promotion. 

Everyone Is a Little Biased — Unconsciously Biased
Customized Unconscious Bias Awareness for Work Teams  

Last Fall I was interviewed about Bias and our work with organizations to address Unconscious Bias in the Workplace:
EBHR has developed interactive sessions, tailored to your organizational needs, to raise awareness around Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Employee sessions focus on understanding bias and tools to enhance interpersonal interactions. Manager sessions go deeper and delve into how unconscious bias may impact decision-making and tools to support leading more consciously.

For questions or more information on our services, email us at: [email protected]

In Service,
The EBHR Team

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