Tag: coronavirus

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

grocery stores deemed essential
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What Is and Isn’t ‘Essential’ Business Under California’s ‘Stay at Home’ Order

On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations…

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act creates expanded employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19.
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passes

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed additional emergency relief legislation known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act). Passed because of…

Concerned employers are welcoming the Governor’s recent executive order
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California WARN Act Suspended For COVID-19 Emergency

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order suspending the bulk of the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) for the duration of…

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Bay Area Localities Take Action During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, seven Bay Area counties and one Bay Area city announced “shelter in place” orders on March 16,…

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Options for Employers, Employees During School Closures

In response to the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) situation, many school districts are electing to shut down campuses for several weeks to attempt to…

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Coronavirus Support Available for Workers, Employers

On Thursday, March 5, California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) clarified employer and employee coverage related to the coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. The…

Managing illnesses in the workplace implicates several medical and privacy concerns that an employer must balance.
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Balancing Workplace Illnesses and Medical/Privacy Concerns

Our employee has recently returned from traveling in an area where there is an illness epidemic. What can we do to address the employee’s exposure…

California flu coronavirus
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Coronavirus and Flu: Managing Illnesses in the Workplace

Lately, the coronavirus has been a hot topic of conversation, social media and the news; last week, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex…