On April 16, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order No. N-51-20 (the “Order”), providing paid sick leave to food sector workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many city-specific sick leave ordinances arising in the shadow of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Order applies to all employers within the state of…

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Over the past few months, California cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, and Oakland have raced to implement emergency sick leave ordinances to provide paid leave to employees not covered by the federal Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA). Consequently, California employers have had to grapple with quickly changing laws that vary based on…

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As we previously reported, on March 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom Issued Executive Order No. N-31-20 (the “Order”), which suspended the 60-day notice and penalty portions of California’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (“Cal-WARN”) Act beginning March 4, 2020 “through the end of this emergency.” While the Order was a welcome act for many…

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**UPDATE** These rules have been amended. See this post for the latest updates. In the first two weeks of April 2020, San Francisco and San Jose joined the growing list of cities enacting emergency paid sick leave ordinances to fill gaps left by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Other Bay Area cities,…

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