1. Special Report: Temporary Disability Benefits Due to COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant financial consequences for many employers and employees. Due to the overall need to protect the public at large from the spread of COVID-19, the state of California and many local governments have issued stay-at-home orders, closing nonessential businesses o…Read More

  2. What Do California Employers Need To Know About COVID-19?

    MS&A General Managing Partner Eric De Wames provides in-depth insight into what California employers need to know about COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has created hardships for millions of Americans. Business owners face tremendous challenges to their bottom line, as well as employment practice…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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