COVID-19

Details on California’s New Statewide COVID Paid Sick Leave Law
Details on California’s New Statewide COVID Paid Sick Leave Law

Jump to a topic: What if I already offer paid time off? What about Cal/OSHA Exclusion Pay? 1 week of COVID PSL if the employee or a family member tests positive for COVID 1 week of COVID PSL if the employee needs to be out for a number of other COVID-related reasons ...

Practical Guidance for Employers Handling the Coronavirus
Practical Guidance for Employers Handling the Coronavirus

We know there is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there about the coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, and how to handle it in the workplace. Our goal is to provide you with guidance on how to handle this as an employer -- practical solutions for the...

Remote Work Checklist for Employers
Remote Work Checklist for Employers

In light of growing concerns surrounding coronavirus, many businesses are wondering if they will be faced with a decision to send employees home and/or close their doors for a period of time.  One popular idea to address these concerns is to offer remote work (or...

Unemployment Eligibility Expanded Under CARES Act
Unemployment Eligibility Expanded Under CARES Act

The federal government has passed the ‘third phase’ of emergency legislation, called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), in response to the present outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19.  You can read the law in its entirety here, but...

CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Loans
CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Legislation aimed at expanded criteria for the use of PPP Loans under the CARES Act, called the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, was signed into law by the President on June 5, 2020. This update to the PPP program makes it easier for businesses to...

When Your Employee Prefers Unemployment to Work
When Your Employee Prefers Unemployment to Work

The COVID-19 crisis has stretched on for more than two months and entrepreneurs across America are now looking to reopen their businesses -- and the economy, in general. Of course, the first piece of that equation involves recalling your employees who have been...

Update: FFCRA Health Exemption and Other Rules Called Into Question
Update: FFCRA Health Exemption and Other Rules Called Into Question

ALERT: The DOL has updated its FFCRA rules in response to the federal court decision. Click here to review this important update. On Monday, August 3, 2020, a federal judge struck down some of the Department of Labor’s rules regarding the Families First Coronavirus...

FFCRA Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Updated
FFCRA Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Updated

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it has updated its rules regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The new rules go into effect on September 16, 2020.   The update occurred in response to an August 2020 decision by a federal district...