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Governor Provides Clarity on ‘Essential Business’

Over the weekend following the last print edition of Alert, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a directive providing greater clarity and detail about what is...

IRS, State Tax Board Extend Tax Filing Deadline as Emergency Measure

In a move intended to relieve some of the financial pressure invoked by the coronavirus, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the IRS has moved...

Allergy Claim Triggers Need for Interactive Evaluation of Options

We have an employee who is claiming she’s allergic to various things in the office, but quite honestly, she has been trying to work...

California Businesses Retool and Donate to Help Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented difficulties to California and the nation—but chief among them is highlighting a shortage in health care-critical supplies. The nation’s hospitals and...

The Most Common Questions Employers Are Asking About COVID-19

In Episode 55 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

COVID-19 Emergency Federal Paid Leaves Explained

Editor’s Note: The U.S. Department of Labor on March 24 advanced the effective date of the Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act and Emergency...

Businesses Ask Attorney General for More Time to Comply with Unfinished Privacy Act Regulations

While Californians struggle to shoulder the economic impacts of COVID-19, business owners are being asked to spend money and resources on compliance with new...

Chief Justice Delays All California Jury Trials for 60 Days

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on March 23 suspended all criminal and civil trials in the state’s superior courts for 60 days in an...

Furloughs Versus Layoffs: Is There a Difference in California?

Many California businesses are facing difficult choices during this COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus pandemic). Confronting losses in revenue and uncertainty in...

CalChamber Statement on Governor’s New Essential Business Directives

The California Chamber of Commerce has issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s essential business directives: “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of Governor...

Governor Signs Emergency Bills to Fight COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed emergency legislation to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) and issued a series of executive orders on schools, goods deliveries,...

President Signs Bill Expanding Paid Sick/Family Leave

This week, President Donald J. Trump signed legislation that expands employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19. The additional emergency relief legislation known as the...

Wage and Hour Considerations for Remote Workers

How do an employer’s pay obligations differ when an hourly/nonexempt employee is working remotely from home? It’s important to keep in mind that when having...

COVID-19: Preparing for Remote Work

Much has happened over the weekend on a national scale, and for California, there is rising concern among business owners and employers due to...

Canada OK of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Pact Could Lead to June Implementation Date

The Canadian Parliament approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) last week, potentially kicking off a 90-day period before the pact takes effect. Shortly after the Canadian...