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Employment Law Bulletin | March 19, 2020 (COVID-19)

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT Last night, President Trump signed emergency legislation providing protections for employees affected by COVID-19.  The new law requires employers of fewer than 500 employees to provide family and medical leave and paid sick leave to eligible employees for specified COVID-19 related events.  It becomes effective on April 2, 2020 and […]

Employment Law Bulletin | March 18, 2020 (COVID-19)

Sonoma County Issues Three Week Shelter In Place Order To Contain COVID-19 On March 17, 2020, Sonoma County issued its own public health order requiring people to shelter at home except for “essential activities” from midnight on March 17, 2020 through April 7, 2020.  You can find the order and answers to frequently asked questions at […]

Employment Law Bulletin | January 2020

In this month’s Employment Law Bulletin we bring you our 2020 Employment Law Update Action Items checklist. Employers can use this handy checklist to help ensure their organization is in compliance with new laws that took effect in January 2020. Please reach out to an SMT employment attorney if you have questions. We are here […]