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Employment Law Bulletin | March 27, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies Employer’s Obligations Under the FFCRA The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued guidance about the emergency paid sick leave and emergency family medical leave benefits required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  You can find them at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions. While FAQs are not binding precedent, they are […]

Employment Law Bulletin | March 26, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Advances Effective Date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to April 1, 2020 – Not an April Fool’s Joke In these unprecedented times, we have unprecedented things happening on Capitol Hill.  When President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law on March 18, 2020, it was […]

Employment Law Bulletin | March 25, 2020  (Postings)

US Department of Labor Issues Required Families First Coronavirus Response Act Postings On March 25, 2020, the United States Department of Labor issued workplace posters required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  One poster applies to federal employees, while the other applies to all other employees. Employers of 1-499 employees must post the […]

Employment Law Bulletin | March 25, 2020

Proposed Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act Early this morning, the Senate reached agreement on a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package that provides financial assistance and relief to workers and businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  This article provides a broad summary of the measures included in the proposed legislation, and a more detailed […]

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 […]