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 highlights five recent recordings of common questions we are hearing from California businesses during the last few weeks of June 2020.

1. Coronavirus Reasonable Accommodation Requests

ZLG partner, Anne McWilliams, gives an overview of employees who may qualify for certain accommodation requests during the coronavirus pandemic. Anthony Zaller follows with a discussion

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: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5905742340738284045

OSHA published “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” to help companies respond to coronavirus in the workplace.  The resources can be downloaded here: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

It is a great resource to help employers with planning for steps to take over the next few weeks.

OSHA recommends employers take infection prevention measures, which include:

Develop, Implement, and

Attorneys from our firm gathered for this Q&A on Friday, March 13, 2020 to discuss common questions facing California employers with the coronavirus epidemic.  We discuss the following topics:

  • Providing time off for employees due to school closures
  • Dealing with employee’s requests not to work
  • Masks in the workplace
  • Screening employees
  • WARN issues for mass