What the FFCRA, CARES Act, California’s Shelter-in-Place Orders and Other Relief Measures Mean for California Employers
Latest update on 06.15.2021 at 3:45 p.m. PT
Emergency declarations – including a California state-wide stay at home order – and a variety of executive and health orders issued from federal, state, county, and city authorities in response to COVID-19 have temporarily changed or suspended a number of requirements for California employers. Sick leave regulations have been altered, paid leave laws are being considered at various levels of government, and the California WARN Act requirements have been relaxed. Additionally, a number of wage and hour, leave, and discrimination issues have arisen as companies adjust to telecommuting, social distancing, quarantine, and shelter-in-place practices implemented in their own businesses as well as the businesses of their suppliers and customers.
Our attorneys are monitoring the legal development associated with public authorities’ response to COVID-19 and its spread, and are ready to provide advice and counsel to clients struggling to navigate the rapidly changing landscape. If you have any questions about employment related issues connected with the public response to COVID-19, please contact us.
Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Quick Reference Guides
The following official resources will help employers stay up to date on the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 pandemic and its implications in the workplace. These Quick Reference Guides are updated frequently.
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Navigating Leave and Disability Protection Laws During COVID-19: A Practical Guide for California Employers
Handling employee requests for leave and reasonable accommodation are perennial challenges for employers. The evolving patchwork of federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances relating to COVID-19, as well as the novel workplace issues created by the pandemic, have only further complicated navigating such requests. On January 28, 2021, Allison Callaghan addressed these issues during the first Employment BUZZ webinar of the year, "Navigating Leave and Disability Protection Laws During COVID-19: A Practical Guide for California Employers." If you were not able to attend the live session, we invite you to watch the presentation at your convenience.