The Department of Labor added additional answers on March 28, 2020 to its website containing Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  The DOL set forth answers regarding who qualifies as a “health care provider” and an “emergency responder” under the FFCRA:

  1. Who is a “health care provider” for

[Update: See our analysis regarding the Department of Labor’s temporary rule issued on April 1, 2020 setting forth regulations regarding employee and employer documentation here.]

By Rick Reyes

It is no easy task for employers to navigate and comply with the new federal requirements set forth in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). 

[Update:  The Los Angeles City Council is voting tomorrow (March 27, 2020) at 11 am.  Here is the website:

Live broadcast of the City Council meeting will be here: HTTPS://WWW.LACITY.ORG/GOVERNMENT/FOLLOW-MEETINGS/CITY-COUNCIL-MEETINGS

Members of the public who wish to participate in public comment to the Council should call (669) 900-6833 and use Meeting ID No. 459

The Department of Labor published the required posters employers will need to provide to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act:


Los Angeles employers, like every other business across the state and the country have been devastated during the near-economic collapse brought on by the coronavirus epidemic.  However, now Los Angeles City is looking to add even more burdens on businesses looking for ways to stay in business.

The City of Los Angeles is considering two

On Monday, March 23rd, we are co-hosting a webinar with the California Restaurant Association to address employment related questions for restaurants operating in California. We just got off a planning call this morning, and the CRA has encouraged any other employers who want to participate in the webinar to do so. 

Register here: