One of the most complicated factors for California employers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has been the patchwork quilt of lengthy, confusing, and sometimes contradictory laws dealing with paid sick leave. As we reported previously, on March 27, 2020, the City of Los Angeles put into place an emergency ordinance requiring employers of 500 or…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, more employees have been laid off or furloughed than ever before, with many more likely still to come. But for businesses still operating, whether at full or reduced capacity, human resources employees are still working and ready to handle the unique challenges facing employers during this time. If you are an…

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** UPDATE April 9, 2020 ** Please see this post for an update on the the L.A. Ordinance 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…

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This e-Bulletin from the California Lawyers Association was prepared by William Ross, of counsel to Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP. Mr. Ross is a member and past co-chair of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. A Reminder that the California Corporations Code Provides Flexibility in Corporate Governance During A State of…

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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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