Would you like to stay up-to-date on staffing trends and news from the comfort of your mobile phone? Welcome to WurkNow’s Monthly Staffing Roundup, a compilation of news, blogs, and updates relevant to the staffing industry. Here are some top highlights from the past month.

San Diego County Requires Temperature Checks

As businesses in San Diego County start to reopen during the ongoing pandemic, a Safe Reopening Plan has been prepared for them to follow. Last June 16, the Health Order mandates symptom and temperature screening for employees before every work shift. In addition to following these mandates, employers must compensate employees for time spent having their temperature or symptoms checked.


California Bill Proposes New COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

To improve the process of reporting COVID-19 infections in the workplace and to keep workers safe, lawmakers in California introduced AB-685 which requires employers to notify their employees, OSHA, and the Department of Public within 24 hours for any exposure to COVID. Failure to do so results in a $10,000 fine.

FULL STORY: Fisher Phillips

California Cities Face Minimum Wage Increase Starting July 1

Employers still reeling from the pandemic must once again prepare for minimum wage increases in certain California localities starting July 1st. To name a few, the new minimum wage for Berkeley is $16.07, Los Angeles is $14.25, and Fremont is set at $13.25. A state minimum wage increase is expected on January 1, 2021.

FULL STORY: Employment Law Watch

San Francisco Passes Reemployment Ordinance

San Francisco lawmakers have recently passed a “Back To Work” emergency ordinance, which temporarily creates a right for furloughed employees due to COVID-19 to be reemployed. Furthermore, when a position is open for hiring, it is a priority to rehire employees who held that role before offering it to someone else. The ordinance covers for-profit or non-profit employers with 100 or more employees. Also, only employees who have been employed for at least 90 days are covered for reemployment.

FULL STORY: News Break

EEOC Issues Guidelines On Antibody Testing in the Workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released new guidelines to answer concerns about antibody testing when employees start to return to work as the pandemic subsides. The EEOC concludes that employers cannot mandate employees to take an antibody test before they are allowed to return to work.

FULL STORY: GreenbergTraurig

WurkNow Updates

WurkNow Welcomes Two Additions to Leadership Team

June 2020 has been quite exciting for us here at WurkNow! Our company has experienced immense growth during the past few months and we will continue to discover new heights for 2020. To accelerate our growth and expansion, we are pleased to welcome two new additions to our leadership team. Industry veteran Andy Zarkadas joined us last June as our new Vice President of Sales, bringing with him 15 years of experience in sales leadership. Mohammed Firdouse has also joined the WurkNow team as Director of Software Development. Firdouse and his 20 years of experience in managing enterprise mission-critical applications will be leading our global development team and QA analysts.

WurkNow Inc. is a mobile-centric technology platform that modernizes the temporary staffing and workforce management industry. By tapping into the power of technology like artificial intelligence and blockchain, WurkNow has developed an ecosystem that helps employees and agencies collaboratively manage their experience from onboarding and placement to compliance and workforce management, all in one place. For more information, please visit WurkNow or call us directly at 866-987-5669.