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www.eeoc.gov Information related to federal non-discrimination laws, including how employers are affected under these laws by COVID-19 issues www.dol.gov Information related to federal wage and hour laws and the Family Medical Leave Act, including answers to frequent questions related to COVID-19. www.dfeh.ca.gov Information related to California non-discrimination laws, including how employers are affected under these…

California Changes Its Independent Contractor Law – Again! – September 16, 2020

by Teresa R. Tracy AB 5, the controversial California landmark legislation that dramatically changed the landscape of independent contractor versus employee status, has barely been in place since it became effective January 1, 2020.  It was followed by much gnashing of teeth by both businesses and many independent contractors who found their relationships altered in…

EEOC Further Updates COVID-19 Guidance to Address Ongoing Questions – September 10, 2020

by Teresa R. Tracy EEOC Further Updates COVID-19 Guidance to Address Ongoing Questions On September 9, 2020, the EEOC issued updated Guidance regarding the interplay between COVID-19 and the laws that it enforces.  All of the materials that the EEOC has which are related to COVID-19 can be found at www.eeoc.gov/coronavirus. The new Guidance makes…

The First of its Kind, Court Rules That Commercial Tenant is Entitled to Reduction in Rent Due to COVID-19 – June 19, 2020

by Arash Beral, Jeffrey S. Goodfried and Jeffrey M. Jensen In what appears to be the first notable decision in the country tackling COVID-19 related implications vis-à-vis commercial contracts, the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an order recently requiring a tenant (a restaurant) to pay only 25% of rent due during…

EEOC Issues Its Fifth Update Related to Discrimination and COVID-19 – April 28, 2020

by Teresa R. Tracy The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is regularly updating previously-issued Technical Assistance Questions and Answers (i.e., issued March 17, March 18, April 9, April 17, 2020). It did so again on April 23, 2020. Our summary of prior updates can be found here and here. The EEOC continues to emphasize that…

EEOC Issues Additional Guidance Addressing Common COVID-19 Questions – April 17, 2020

by Teresa R. Tracy On April 17, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued additional guidance regarding COVID-19 issues under the various federal non-discrimination laws that it enforces. That additional guidance from the EEOC can be found here. Our alert on the earlier guidance can be found here. The following is limited to the…

EEOC Issues Updated Questions and Answers Specific to COVID-19 – April 14, 2020

by Teresa R. Tracy On April 9, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated Technical Assistance Questions and Answers expanding information for employers related to COVID-19, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. The updated document…

CDC – Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

Please click here for the CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19.

DOL Issues Additional Guidance on FFCRA Critical Issues That Went Into Effect Today – April 1, 2020

by Teresa R. Tracy The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) became effective today, April 1, 2020. The Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional guidance just a few days ago on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in the form of 59 questions and answers for employers on what the new leave laws require. The new guidance…

A Note From Your Estate Planning Team – March 30, 2020

It is hard to believe how much has changed in our world over the past few weeks.  We hope that while you are reading this, you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.  Please take good care of yourselves, get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water, and wash your hands often.  You are…

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