On September 9, 2020, the Governor signed AB-1867, which among other things, codified Executive Order N-51-20 (which provided supplemental paid sick leave to food sector workers), added a requirement that most employers with 500 or more employees to provide supplemental paid sick leave, and added supplemental paid sick leave for certain emergency and healthcare workers at employers with fewer than 500 employees. Below are the key requirements for these sick leaves. Covered Employees & Employers …Share
The City of Los Angeles Enacts Ordinances Requiring Certain Employers to Recall Laid Off Workers and Retain Workers Upon the Sale of the Business
The City of Los Angeles recently enacted two ordinances that provide unprecedented employment protections for workers and place heavy new burdens on employers in several industries hit most heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic: Hospitality, Commercial Property, and the Airport. On May 3, 2020, Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the “COVID-19 Right of Recall Ordinance” and the “COVID-19 Worker Retention Ordinance,” which become effective on June 14, 2020. Both Ordinances include “COVID-19” in their title, and the …Share
Many employers who are experiencing a downturn in business due to COVID-19 need to make difficult financial decisions, including whether to temporarily lay off employees. For example, if a business with 100 employees faces a temporary setback due to COVID-19 and must reduce its payroll by 20 percent, the employer may feel like it has to lay off 20 employees. As an alternative to lay-offs, employers may want to consider reducing employee hours. For example, …Share
Guidance for California Employers: Is Your Business “Essential” or “Non-Essential” and What Does that Mean for Operations?
Effective March 19, 2020, Governor Newsome issued a “Stay-At-Home Order” for the entire state of California (Executive Order N-33-20), that directed all individuals living in California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal “Critical Infrastructure Sectors” designated by Homeland Security. The Order indicated that Californians working in these Critical Infrastructure Sectors may continue their work because of the importance of these sectors …Share
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and its Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act: What Employers Need to Know
The President has just signed into law the emergency Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This new law is effective April 1, 2020. (Notably, the U.S. Department of Labor has recently clarified this date as the new date of enactment.) Part of this new law includes an “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act,” which requires most U.S. private employers to provide emergency paid sick leave to employees under circumstances …Share