On March 27, 2020, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance that would require employers with 500 or more employees to provide 80 hours of paid sick leave. COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (the “Ordinance”) would be capped at $511 per day, and $5,110 in the aggregate. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected…

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On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a model Poster for employees, explaining the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The DOL also published a FAQ sheet about the FFCRA notice requirements. Notably, employers can, but are not required to, share this poster by email or on a company-wide intranet….

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California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has issued a Guidance setting forth its view on COVID-19 related issues in the workplace. While the Guidance is not binding on courts, it does represent the DFEH’s policy and its interpretation of the law. Thankfully, most of the answers the DFEH provided are commonsense and logical….

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