Monthly Archives: April 2020

Wage and Hour Considerations During Pandemic; Business Interruption Lawsuits on the Rise; and More PPP Funds Allotted

Note to Employers:  Wage and Hour Laws Must Be Followed Even During a Pandemic Given the fact a lot of employees are working remotely, there are a number of wage and hour considerations employers must keep in mind. Expense Reimbursements:  Under California Labor Code Section 2802 and California court decisions, employers are required to reimburse… Read More »

The Non-Enforcement Period for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is Over

    The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the end of the temporary period of non-enforcement of paid leave protections under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  This non-enforcement period allowed for employers to familiarize themselves and come into compliance with the FFCRA’s requirements.  The Department of Labor has also issued guidance during this non-enforcement… Read More »

California Insurance Commissioner Orders Refunds to Policy Holders

To protect consumers and to provide consistent direction to the insurance industry regarding misclassifications of risk resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Insurance Commissioner ordered in Bulletin 2020-03 that insurers make an initial premium refund for the months of March and April to all adversely impacted California policyholders in the following lines of insurance, as… Read More »

Mayor Garcetti Signs Three New Executive Orders

Mayor Garcetti, the mayor of the City of Los Angeles, has signed several new orders over the past couple of days regulating employers throughout the City of Los Angeles. Below is a summary of the orders which are also attached here: https://www.lamayor.org/COVID19Orders Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Effective Date The order is effective immediately upon publication… Read More »

COVID19: Updated Mask Guidance and Mayor Garcetti Loosens City of LA Paid Sick Leave Requirement

Mask Guidance Per recently issued CDC guidance, it is now recommended to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. The CDC states that, “Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from… Read More »

SBA Issues Guidance on PPP Loan Program-10 Things to Know

  We highlight the following for borrowers:The SBA issued an Interim Final Rule related to “Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program.” This Rule is effective on publication in the Federal Register and applies until June 30, 2020, or the funds allocated are exhausted. It is available here. No more that 25% of the loan proceeds may be expended… Read More »

KEY CLARIFICATIONS ISSUED APRIL 1, 2020 REGARDING FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA)

  The Department of Labor has released over 150 pages of guidance and new regulations regarding the FFCRA. Palmieri Tyler has distilled the guidance into the following key points: SMALL BUSINESS EXEMPTION 1.        Will I be able to claim the small business exemption in the FFCRA? The new regulations explain that the small employer exemption applies only… Read More »

PPP/CARES Act Loan Application Attached

The U.S. Treasury Department Provides More Information and Loan Application for Paycheck Protection Program The PPP loan application cannot be filed until Friday April 3, 2020. Contact your bank to determine if you will be able to file with your banker on Friday! Link to Application: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Application-3-30-2020-v3.pdf Link to Fact Sheet: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP%20Borrower%20Information%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf Summing it up -… Read More »