Archive for the ‘COVID-19 (Coronavirus)’ Category

The U.S. DOL has released their “first guidance” on the FFCRA, including a FAQs.

Guidance and Poster Issued for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

After President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave related to COVID-19 (commonly known as the coronavirus), employers have raised concerns and questions about how the law applies to them and their employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) […]

26 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), FMLA/CFRA, Posters and Notices, Time Off - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Read about taking employees’ temperatures and other employment information from the DFEH.

DFEH Issues Employment Information on COVID-19

As California is working to slow the spread of the COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has created DFEH Employment Information on COVID-19 to provide employers with answers to some burning questions. The DFEH’s FAQs cover a range of questions, including: Whether employers may send employees […]

26 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Discrimination, Workplace Safety - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Anyone can participate in this national DOL online dialogue

DOL Needs Employers’ Input for New Leave Laws

Everything is moving fast as COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, is triggering changes in our businesses, economy, laws and even families. The federal government just passed legislation expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act and creating a new paid sick leave, both of which go into effect next week. The U.S. Department of Labor […]

25 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Time Off - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Certain employers may inspect Form I-9 Section 2 documentation remotely during the COVID-19 national emergency.

Form I-9 Document Inspection More Flexible Due to COVID-19

Although COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, is causing employers uncertainty for the future, they’re still hiring — even as many of their employees are working remotely. Federal law, however, requires employers to use the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification to verify employment eligibility and to physically examine each original Section 2 document the employee […]

24 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Form I-9 - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

Employers are facing difficult decisions during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Furloughs Versus Layoffs: Is There a Difference in California?

Many Californian businesses are facing difficult choices during this COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus pandemic). Confronting losses in revenue and uncertainty in the future, businesses are evaluating their options for preserving their companies while maintaining their workforce. CalChamber members are asking, “What is the difference between furloughing and laying off employees?” Essentially, a […]

23 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Termination - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »