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Leading During a Pandemic

No one knows what the workplace is going to look like in three months. COVID-19 continues to spread. School reopening and attendance plans remain tenuous. Further action from Congress is uncertain. Official rules from the Department of Labor.

California Workers’ Comp Expanded for COVID-19, New Reporting Laws

On September 17, Governor Newsom signed SB 1159 which establishes two new workers’ compensation presumptions applicable to most employers in California that experience a COVID-19 “outbreak” in the workplace. This has made it easier for employees.

Back-to-School FAQs about Leave under FFCRA

As schools start resuming classes, many have implemented full or partial online learning programs. This has raised several questions from employers and employees about how leaves permitted under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

DOL Publishes Additional Guidance as Workplaces Reopen

The U.S. Department of Labor has published additional guidance on wage and hour rules, family and medical leaves as workplaces begin to reopen. Below is their news release published on July 20, 2020:

Gov. Newsom announces closures of certain sectors as COVID-19 cases rise

Governor Newsom announced via a press conference that effective today, July 13, 2020, all counties must close indoor operations of businesses in certain sectors as a result of a continuing rise in COVID-19 positive cases, hospitalizations, and.

Responding to a COVID-19 Outbreak in the Workplace

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has provided guidance intended for use by employers experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 in their workplace. Employers should be proactive and keep in mind that identification of even a single.

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Now Available

Press Release from the SBA:

Washington—On Friday, May 15, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed.

Dine-In Restaurant Guidance for Approved California Counties

As California keeps transitioning into Stage 2 of the re-opening process, the California Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA have published a guide for dine-in restaurants to create a safer environment for workers as well as a checklist to.

Updates on Stage 2 California Industry Guidance

From the Office of Governor Newsom:

SACRAMENTO – Following up on the state’s announcement that it will begin modifying the stay at home order on Friday, May 8, Governor Gavin Newsom released updated industry guidance – including for retail,.

Updates from Governor Newsom on California’s Stage 2 Reopening

On May 4, 2020, Governor Newsome announced that California will be ready to begin moving into Stage 2 of the reopening process beginning Friday, May 8. The state will continue providing structure around the four-stage process and will be.

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