June 4, 2020
As businesses begin to reopen their doors to welcome customers they dearly missed these past few months, our local courthouses have similarly begun to reopen their doors. This is not encouraging news for employers who were forced to lay off, furlough, or reduce the pay of many of their employees. With a record number of individuals who are unemployed, COVID-19 left within its wake an environment that is likely to fuel costly litigation for already reeling businesses.
May 26, 2020
On Saturday, May 23rd, Orange County's plan to accelerate local businesses into Stage Two was approved, permitting additional businesses to reopen with adaptations.
May 19, 2020
As public health official orders are being modified to permit more businesses to reopen throughout California, all businesses should familiarize themselves with state and local reopening plans and California's statewide industry-specific reopening guidance, as businesses will have to make certain modifications to reopen.
April 7, 2020
In its continued efforts to provide interpretive guidance for employers attempting to comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Department of Labor (DOL) released new regulations that interpret key parts of the FFCRA’s emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements. The regulations can be found here in their entirety. Some of the important points addressed by the DOL in the regulations include the following
March 30, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued some much-needed guidance on employers' obligations to provide paid sick leave to employees under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, and time off to employees under the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. This guidance includes how an employer with less than 50 employees may be exempt from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).