Section 5.4, Recruitment and Hiring Overview has been updated to include information about wage and pay scale information notice requirements in job postings and upon employee request.
New updates redefine clusters as 3 or more linked cases within a 7 day period instead of 14 day period.
5.2.3 Accommodating Disabled Employees, Pregnant Women, and New Birth Mothers - this section on the reasonable accommodation/interactive process for disabled employees has been updated. New federal law provides additional protections to pregnant women and new birthmothers who require workplace accommodations.
The cities of Los Angeles, Malibu, Pasadena, Santa Monica and West Hollywood and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County have raised the minimum wage for hourly, non-exempt workers effective July 1, 2023. Locations in those areas must adjust their pay schedules accordingly. The updated minimum wage and sick leave chart provides guidance.
This section has been updated to reflect the new workers compensation reporting process for the archdiocese, featuring a more rapid response clinical consultation process. The title has been changed to reflect the change in content. It is now "Reporting work-related injury or illness."
The COVID Section of the Handbook has been updated to reflect health department updates
Correct copies of the state and federal employment posters and notices that apply to the Archdiocese have been added as Resources to this Chapter, including links to those posters and notices that can be used "as is." Locations may provide copies of these posters and notices to employees as well as posting the laminated versions that they receive from the Legal Department.
The internal search engine for the handbook is being upgraded. While we perform this task we have changed the search function to refer searches to Google for results. You will note the "Powered by Google Search" label below the search box.
This section has been updated to include the new State and Cal OSHA definition of "close contact", which is "breathing the same airspace" if it is an indoor space less than 400,000 cubic feet, or, the "6 foot rule" if the indoor space is greater than 400,000 cubic feet.
The policy on references and verification of employment was updated to clarify what kinds of information can be disclosed to third parties or to other archdiocesan employers when giving an employment reference.