Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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). 

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

Posters:

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

By Anne McWilliams

As a reminder, our firm is operating and assisting employers across the state of California during these unprecedented times.  Please contact any of our attorneys to discuss any specific questions.  Here are some useful resources for California employers to keep up-to-date on the quickly developing issues here in California and across the

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed by the Senate and signed by President Trump on March 19, 2020.  The Act provides for two paid leaves that employers across the United States must provide to employees in response to the coronavirus epidemic.  The Act is effective in 15 days and applies to employers with

Updated March 22, 2019

In response to the coronavirus, many cities throughout California are issuing emergency orders and placing temporary restrictions on certain business, such as restaurants, bars, movie theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, and gyms.  Los Angeles City has issued an order to temporary close these type of establishments until March 31, 2020.  If