On July 3, 2020, the CDC issued revised guidance regarding the testing of employees for non-healthcare related workplaces – SARS-CoV-2 Testing Strategy: Considerations for Non-Healthcare Workplaces.  The CDC cautioned employers that the guidelines “are meant to supplement, not replace, any federal, state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with

This Friday’s Five focuses on recent updates from my firm’s webinars discussing issues facing California employers during the reopening process:

1. Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 signed by President Trump on June 5, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed by President Trump this morning, June 5, 2020. We

Essential businesses operating throughout California must pay careful attention to local Orders requiring social distancing protocols (SDPs).  With many of the original Orders set to expire at the beginning of May, many counties are extending their original SDPs with additional requirements.  Below is a list of five counties we have been receiving routine questions about

Many essential businesses operating in Los Angeles are asking what if any obligations do they have in regards to customer face coverings coming to their businesses for goods and services.  As explained below, the confusion stems from the County’s and City’s often contradictory orders and guidance issued on this topic.

County of Los Angeles

The

Many local cities and counties throughout California are enacting orders requiring employers to provide personal protective equipment to employees among other items.  For example, as of midnight on April 9, 2020, the Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s Worker Protection Order becomes effective.  The order requires the following in Los Angeles City:

  • Employees still working must wear

With June gloom bearing down on us here in Southern California, it may not feel like it outside, but July is right around the corner.  As written about previously here, many local city and county minimum wage requirements will increase on July 1, 2019.  California employers should review a few items to ensure the

The City of Los Angeles recently assessed Carl’s Jr. Restaurants $1.45 million in fines for violation of the City’s minimum wage law ordinance.  The City sought these penalties against Carl’s Jr. for allegedly failing to pay 37 employees the applicable Los Angeles minimum wage rate of $10.50 per hour from July 1, 2016 to