1. Tweets, Executive Orders, Proclamations, Oh My!

    On April 22nd, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order barring entry into the U.S. for 60 days for certain classes of immigrants outside of the country. This order came on the heels of the April 20th Presidential tweet: The tweet had the effect of a cliffhanger and the order was anticipated …Read More

  2. Red Alert – April 27, 2020

    On April 24, 2020, the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) gave notice that it intends to file two emergency regulations on the medical-legal process.[1] To protect public health, on March 19, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order requiring all individuals living in Califo…Read More

  3. RED ALERT – Modified Hearing Calendar and Emergency Rules

    On March 16, 2020, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) announced a modified hearing calendar and emergency rules for filing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.[1] On April 3, 2020, the DWC and the WCAB announced that they were extending…Read More

  4. Cal-Warn Act and COVID-19: What Governor Newsom’s New Executive Order Means for California Employers

    During this time of economic uncertainty, many employers are wondering what their options are in reducing employee hours, furloughs, or even layoffs. Before considering furloughs or layoffs, employers must consider their obligations under both the Federal and (unsurprisingly more restrictive) Califo…Read More