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DOL Issues Temporary Regulations for the FFCRA

DOL Issues Temporary Regulations for the FFCRA The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued temporary regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) on April 1, 2020. The regulations answer a number of questions regarding the interpretation of the FFCRA. In particular, the regulations interpret “quarantine or isolation orders” to include “a broad range of governmental Read More

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New Round of Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

New Round of Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act As explained in our prior blogs (see Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know and Additional Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act), Congress has created two new forms of paid leave benefits that will go into effect on April 1, Read More

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Additional Guidance on the Family First Coronavirus Response Act

Additional Guidance on the Family First Coronavirus Response Act Last week, we wrote about the passage of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). As mentioned in that piece, the FFCRA stated that various federal agencies would be issuing additional guidelines as a means of clarifying the new, sweeping law. On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Read More

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Cal-WARN Suspended: Guidance For Employers

Cal-WARN Suspended: Guidance For Employers Due to Executive Order N-33-20 (“Stay At Home Order”) and the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, many businesses are being forced to close or lay off workers.  When either occurs, employers must give careful attention to notice obligations under the federal WARN Act (“WARN”) and its state equivalent, Cal-WARN.  WARN Read More

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Deploying Force Majeure Clauses in the Age of COVID-19

Deploying Force Majeure Clauses in the Age of COVID-19 As a result of the continuing coronavirus pandemic more commonly referred to as COVID-19, nearly a dozen county public health departments across California including seven counties in the San Francisco Bay Area have issued a shelter-in-place order (“Order” or “Orders”) lasting through at least April 7, Read More

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know (So Far)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know (So Far) On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which will go into effect by no later than April 2, 2020. The FFCRA creates two new forms of paid leave benefits for employees impacted by the COVID-19 or “Coronavirus” Read More

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California Employer Guidelines on COVID-19 Part II: What should business owners do now?

California Employer Guidelines on COVID-19 Part II: What should business owners do now? As a California employer, you likely have questions about how best to respond to COVID-19, how to continue to serve your customers, how to keep your employees safe, and what to do about new regulations and orders from local, state, and federal Read More

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California Employer Guidelines on COVID-19 Part 1

California Employer Guidelines on COVID-19 Part 1 This is the first of two blogs that we wanted to share with our clients and friends of the firm to help with the next few weeks of “lock downs” and “closures.” The spread of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) remains a significant concern in the workplace.  Employers are faced Read More

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2 Things To Know About California’s New Independent Contractor Rules

2 Things To Know About California’s New Independent Contractor Rules On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5 (“AB-5”). AB-5 codifies the ABC test set forth by the California Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, 4 Cal. 5th 903 (2018) and Read More

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New Privacy Rights Are On the Way: What Your Marketing and Human Resources Departments Need to Know

New Privacy Rights are on the Way: What Your Marketing and Human Resources Departments Need to Know Teaser: The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) becomes effective January 1, 2020. Failure to comply with this Act risks regulatory and private action including fines of $2,500 per violation. The Act defines a consumer as a California resident, Read More

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