1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Remote Depositions in Response to COVID-19

    Due to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, on March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an executive order requiring all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of essential critic…Read More

  4. What All Employers with Fewer Than 500 Employees Must Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    On March 14, 2020, the House passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). On March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the bill which was largely revised from its original form. President Trump signed it into law the same day. The effective dates of these provisions are from April 1, 2020…Read More