Tag Archives: FFCRA

New Industry Guidance for Restaurants and Shopping Centers to Re-Open

On May 12, 2020, Governor Newsom announced that new guidance would be released for restaurants and retail centers to re-open. Legal issues to take note of within the guidance are highlighted below. However, as of today’s date, California is still only in “early Stage 2” of its re-opening plan. Thus, dine-in restaurants and retail may re-open only if… Read More »

Return to Work Guidance

Stage 2 Guidelines for Reopening of Businesses California Will Move into Stage 2 of Modifying the State’s Stay-at-Home Order Tomorrow, May 8, 2020 Stage 2 sectors include some retail, manufacturing, and logistics businesses with modifications such as curbside pickup. However, not all Stage 2 businesses will be able to open Friday with modifications. Some examples of businesses… Read More »

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 »


  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 »

COVID-19: DOL Issues Additional Clarifications re FFCRA – Helpful Information for Employers!

The Department of Labor has issued some additional clarifications for employers relating to the FFCRA including information regarding health care provider and small business exemptions, whether expanded FMLA and paid sick leave have to be paid when a business is shut down or an employee is furloughed, etc. Highlights are discussed below. For the complete list of… Read More »

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Highlights of CARES Act

$2 Trillion Dollar Stimulus Bill Signed into Law – But Will it Help You? President Trump has signed into law a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package known as the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.” Among other things, the Act allows certain eligible small and medium sized businesses to receive federal loans to cover… Read More »

COVID-19: Latest FAQS for Employers – March 25, 2020

Palmieri Tyler has compiled the following list of most frequently asked questions and concerns from employers during this rapidly evolving situation. We have provided general responses to the questions and concerns below, but should your situation present more specific circumstances, as all businesses are unique in their procedures, policies, practices, and operations, we encourage you to… Read More »