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

A frequent question asked at our webinars is what liability employers might face from claims that employees contracted COVID-19 at work. Governor Newsom provided clarity on that question today.

Newsom issued Executive Order N-62-20, creating a rebuttable presumption that an employee’s COVID-19-related illness arose out of the course of employment for workers’ compensation purposes

[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).