What the FFCRA, CARES Act, California’s Shelter-in-Place Orders and Other Relief Measures Mean for California Employers

11.13.2020
Nossaman eAlert
Latest update on 11.13.2020 at 2:00 p.m. PT

Emergency declarations including a California state-wide stay at home orderand 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.

Federal and State Public Health Resources & Guidance

Federal Employment Law Resources & Guidance

State and Local Employment Law Resources & Guidance


View our recent Webinar "Back to Business: An HR Roadmap for Life After Lockdown." Our panelists offered practical solutions and best practices for navigating these complex issues and mitigating potential liability. This was an essential webinar for general counsel, human resource professionals and business owners.

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