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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On Wednesday night, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law emergency legislation addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes provisions expanding leave and paid sick leave for employees. The final legislation is somewhat narrower than the bill originally passed by the House to address concerns about its impact on small businesses. Below…

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California employers have been struggling with the potential impact of the state and federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) on their organizations during the coronavirus pandemic. WARN provides protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs. On…

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The entire country shuddered when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced yesterday that unemployment in the U.S. could explode from all-time lows around 3% to around 20% — highs unseen since the Great Depression. Employers do not want to lay off employees, but given stay-in-place orders, quarantines, and the severe downturn in the economy, they may…

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