Governor Newsom announced today that all dine-in at California restaurants must stop immediately for certain counties for the next 3 weeks, due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Restaurants can continue outdoor dining and pick-up and delivery services.  Bars must close all operations even if they are operating outdoors.

As of July 1, 2020,

This Friday’s Five focuses on recent updates from my firm’s webinars discussing issues facing California employers during the reopening process:

1. Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 signed by President Trump on June 5, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed by President Trump this morning, June 5, 2020. We

Even during a worldwide pandemic, an employer’s legal requirements and obligations under anti-discrimination, harassment, and retaliation statutes remain in full effect.  Even though this may not be at the top of a business’ list, and given the phased reopening of the economy, employers should take the time to audit their internal policies and processes to

UPDATE:  As of May 21, 2020, the State has approved San Diego County’s expanded reopening variance. Now that the County has been given the green light, restaurants and retails will begin to reopen for in-person dining and services.  Businesses should closely and thoroughly review the County’s guidelines.  The County’s attestation documents (including its Safe Reopening