Governor Newsom Passes New Legislation Concerning Employees Who Contract COVID-19 While Working

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two significant pieces of legislation involving California workers impacted by COVID-19: Senate Bill 1159 ("SB 1159") and Assembly Bill 685 ("AB 685"). SB 1159, which takes effect immediately, provides for […]

Independent Contractor Or Employee? AB 2257 Modifies AB 5, California’s Landmark Law Regarding Worker Classification

On September 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2257, which significantly expands and modifies the list of occupations and industries exempt from the default “ABC Test” for determining a worker’s classification. AB […]

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Starts September 19, 2020

In a significant piece of legislation, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867 into law on September 9, 2020, which requires private employers with 500 or more employees nationwide to provide their California employees […]

DOL Revises FFCRA Final Rule: What This Means for Covered Employers

We are pleased to provide you with this e-alert, courtesy of the Baltimore law firm of Shawe Rosenthal LLP, which provides an excellent summary of new Families First Coronavirus Response Act regulations. Shawe Rosenthal LLP […]

Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles Issue Return to Work Orders

As Los Angeles begins to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, LA County and the City of LA have each issued new Orders with which employers must comply in order to resume business.  The County of Los […]

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

We are pleased to provide you with this e-alert, courtesy of the Ohio law firm of Ross, Brittain & Schonberg, which explains the amendments in the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act that modify the Paycheck […]

Reopening Workplaces During The COVID-19 Pandemic

As governmental authorities begin to allow and contemplate allowing for the reopening of businesses closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are wondering when – and specifically how– employees can return to […]

Mayor Eric Garcetti Issues Emergency Orders Requiring Face Coverings And Providing Supplemental Paid Sick Leave In The City Of Los Angeles

Late on April 7, 2020, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued two Emergency Orders affecting businesses and individuals in the City of Los Angeles. First, the Worker Protection Order requires some Essential Businesses to provide face coverings […]

DOL Issues Regulations On Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA Pursuant To Families First Coronavirus Response Act

We are pleased to provide you with this e-alert, courtesy of the Baltimore law firm of Shawe Rosenthal LLP, which provides an excellent summary of the regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Shawe […]

DOL Issues Additional Guidance On Emergency Paid Sick Leave & Emergency FMLA

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) expanded its “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (“EPSL”) and Emergency Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (“E-FMLA”) pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act […]