Tag Archives: CDC

Congress Passes the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Congress has just passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which President Trump is expected to sign into law.  Significantly, this bill extends the time that businesses have to spend Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan funds and changes the PPP forgiveness rules.  Important aspects of the bill are summarized below. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility… Read More »

New L.A. County, Orange County and San Diego County Orders Regarding Face Coverings; CDC Issues Office Re-Opening Guidance That Braces Employers for Sweeping Changes

As businesses move further into their Stage 2 re-opening, county health officials throughout Southern California have been issuing more comprehensive orders regarding face coverings, social distancing, places of worship, dine-in restaurants, childcare facilities, and other industries: Los Angeles May 26, 2020 Order: https://admin.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/docs/HOO/HO_Order_Reopening_Safer_at_Work_and _in_the_Community_05262020_FINAL.pdf Note re face coverings:  The Order states “people leaving their residences… Read More »

Considerations for Taking Employee Temperatures; More to Keep in Mind For Preparing to Reopen; New I-9 Handbook and Form for May 1

Taking Temperatures in the Workplace:  Employers Can Do It, But Is There Risk? Like anything else with California labor and employment law, there are things employers must pay attention to in order to avoid potential liability: What is considered a fever? According to the CDC, a fever is more than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.  Therefore, the CDC recommends… Read More »

FAQS for Restaurants & the Hospitality Industry COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Can the Coronavirus be spread through food, including refrigerated or frozen food? According to the CDC “Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.” How are restaurants responding? The foodservice industry follows strict local public health guidelines. To… Read More »

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): FAQ’s for Employers

Please note, the below provides some general answers to some general questions. A lot of matters will involve fact specific inquiries. Consultation of counsel is recommended prior to implementing any policy or practice that could adversely affect someone’s employment. Please contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns. Can an employee use California… Read More »