(Thanks to Veenita Raj who co-wrote this week’s Friday’s Five)

An employer’s obligation to provide mandatory paid sick and family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) ended on December 31, 2020.  The FFCRA applies to employers with 500 or fewer employees.  The payroll tax credits for employers who voluntarily decided to continue

Legislation at the federal and state level this month changed many paid sick leave regulations for California employers.  California employers could be subject to at least five different paid sick leave laws spanning federal law, state law, state-regulations, and local government regulations.  As employers reopen in California, it is important to review the various paid

On January 26, 2021, Los Angeles County extended the Los Angeles County COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to continue “until two weeks after the expiration of the COVID-19 local emergency as ratified and declared by the Board.”  The new ordinance also retroactively applies to businesses starting on January 1, 2021.  The new ordinance differs

This week’s Friday’s Five is reexamining the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and four new issues addressed by the DOL on July 20, 2020.  Plus, (because I needed an additional point to make this five points), I reexamine the DOL’s definition of “individual” as used in qualifying reason number three for EPSLA.  Many employers

By Rick Reyes

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a temporary rule addressing and clarifying multiple issues with respect to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), including the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (FMLA Expansion).  The 124-page temporary